Our Fave Songs Featuring Female Artists

From American rappers, to British drum and bass quartets, to Aussie hip-hop artists, these guys certainly know how to make a feature. Check out our list of 12 favorite songs featuring female artists (because cutting it down to 10 was just too hard!)

“Stan” by Eminem featuring Dido

Dido’s contribution to this song was a sample of her single (released later in 2000) “Thank you,” which itself ended up going to number 1 in many countries.

 

“Dilemma” by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland

Equally as famous for the band-aid/plaster on Nelly’s cheek, as it is for featuring one of the former Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland. It was here she started carving out a name for herself as a solo artist.

 

Thin Line” by Jurassic 5 featuring Nelly Furtado

A favorite amongst J5 fans, “Thin Line” from the band’s third studio album, Power In Numbers, was surprisingly not released as a single, even with the star power of Nelly Furtado and producer Cut Chemist.

 

“Somebody That I Use to Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra

This track won all sorts of awards, hitting number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and thrusting Kimbra into worldwide stardom.

 

Where the Wild Roses Grow” by Nick Cave with Kylie Minogue

Nick Cave kept a keen eye and ear on Kylie for five years, after hearing her single “Better the Devil You Know,” before getting together with her to record this ballad.

 

“Free” by Rudimental featuring Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé was a featured artist at the White House when Obama presented Carole King with the Library of Congress Gershwin Medal, and has three number one singles to her name.

 

“Waiting All Night” by Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre

Another one by the English drum bass quartet, which took a liking to 20-year-old Ella Eyre, who midway last year released her first single “I Got It.” It took out a UK number 1 spot.

 

“Crave” by Flight Facilities featuring Giselle

Not only does Giselle’s vocals feature on this track, she also wrote the lyrics to this song, the first original by Aussie duo Flight Facilities.

 

I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans

A super sing-a-long classic, Faith Evans was the fist female artist to contract with Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment recording company and released a bunch of creatively Faith-titled albums, including Faith, Keep the Faith, and Faithfully.

 

“Boys Like You” by 360 featuring Gossling

One of our fave artists, Gossling’s distinctive voice sits nicely with the even more distinctive lyrics and tone of Aussie hip-hop artist 360.

 

“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys

A dance floor and karaoke favorite, Keys’ booming lyrics relate perfectly to the city which the song is about.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=0UjsXo9l6I8

 

“Love Don’t Live Here No More” by Ghostface Killah featuring Kandace Springs

The legendary Prince heard Spring’s cover of the Sam Smith song “Stay With Me” online and asked her to perform at Paisley Park on the weekend celebrating the 30-year anniversary of Purple Rain.

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  • Harves says:

    Hey Emma,

    Love the list, but i’d be adding some Scando’s. They must have been unlucky.

    Running to the Sea Royksopp ft Susanne Sundfor
    What Else is There Royksopp ft Karin Dreijer Andersson
    Do it Again Royksopp ft Robyn

    Maybe i just really like Royksopp.
    But anything with these ladies singing is on constant rotation;
    Robyn, The Knife etc.

    Also big fan of Santigold, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, CHVRCHES, Goldfrapp, Grimes, Metric & The Preatures.

    Cheers,
    Harves

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