17 Truly Weird Musical Collaborations That Actually Worked
Beyoncé & Sugarland
If you didn’t know about “Irreplacable”‘s former life as a country hit, you might not understand how the Sugarland/Beyoncé performance of the chart-topper came to be. As a Houston native, Bey has some big fans in country music including Miranda Lambert and Reba, and clearly the feeling is mutual, with Beyoncé’s foray into the genre through “Daddy Lessons.” Sugarland almost immediately began covering “Irreplacable” after its release, so the country duo teamed up with Beyoncé at the 2007 AMAs for a twangy reimagining of the tune. Nine years later, Beyoncé would team up with another girl power duo, The Dixie Chicks, for a CMA performance, continuing her campaign for musical world peace. Can’t we all just get along?
Listen to “Irreplacable” on YouTube.