10 Imaginary Musical Collaborations That Would Immediately Top Your Playlist

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Everyone loves seeing a good collaboration between two of their favorite musicians. But what if they got to work with these fictional artists?

Thanks to the ever-changing music industry, we’ve seen some pretty surprising musical collaborations over the years. Some were unexpectedly good – David Bowie and Bing Crosby gave us all a Christmas gift in “Little Drummer Boy” – and some were … interesting. We’re still wrapping our heads around the Jonas Brothers’ “Don’t Charge Me For The Crime” featuring Common. Most recently, John Legend and Ariana Grande teamed up on Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast, creating an updated version of the title song.

Then there are those collaborations that have never happened, simply because they can’t. Television and movie writers have created some incredible musical acts over the years, but we only get their music within their imaginary world. It doesn’t seem fair.

It seems we weren’t the only ones to have this thought. As an April Fool’s Day prank, Riot Fest – an annual music festival held in Chicago – announced its “official lineup” for 2017. The joke? All of the acts listed were fictional bands. And yet, people couldn’t help thinking how great that lineup would be, if it were real.

Now, we’ve thought up collaborations with fictional talents for 10 of today’s top artists, that would make the mother of all playlists.