10 Imaginary Musical Collaborations That Would Immediately Top Your Playlist

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Meghan Trainor at the “Smurfs: The Lost Village” Los Angeles Premiere held at the ArcLight Cinemas Culver City in Culver City, CA on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador). How I Met Your Mother – ‘Glitter’ Preview, Image via CBS

9. Meghan Trainor and Robin Sparkles (How I Met Your Mother)

In the real world, we had Tiffany. In the TV world, they had Robin Sparkles. Growing up in Canada, HIMYM‘s Robin Scherbatsky was briefly a teenage pop star, with multiple hit singles. Her first and best song was “Let’s Go To The Mall,” an upbeat song that always somehow gets back in your head. With a similar music style, Meghan Trainor would make a perfect replacement for Jessica Glitter.

Part of the charm of “Let’s Go To The Mall” was its odd timing. According to Robin Scherbatsky, “the ’80s didn’t come to Canada ’til like ’93.” Meghan Trainor harnesses a similar phenomenon in her early 2010s music, giving a distinct 1950s sock hop vibe in some songs. Both women have distinct voices, which would make for interesting harmonies in a duet.

Like any teenage pop star, Robin Sparkles eventually found her dark side. Her attempts at being edgy brought Robin Daggers to life, but essentially killed her music career. It’s likely that Trainor could have helped avert this disaster. As she proved in her song “No,” it’s possible to get bolder without going over the top. Had Robin decided to stick to punk rock, Avril Lavigne would be the real answer here.