The List: Husband and wife duos
Jack White is visiting Express Live outdoors on Monday, June 4. He was in a group called the White Stripes with his then-wife, Meg (that's confirmed, right?). I have compiled a list of other husband and wife duos, in no particular order. There you have it.
Beyonce and Jay Z
“You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions.” –Jay Z
Ashford and Simpson
“Ain't No Mountain High Enough, "You're All I Need To Get By," "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand),” “I'm Every Woman" … these are some of the hits this duo was writing while other couples were arguing about whose turn it was to wash the dishes.
Paul and Linda McCartney
Nearly 40 years before UGK's "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)" included Paul McCartney's marriage as lyrical content, the former Beatle partnered with wife Linda in Wings. Though critical reception was mixed, I will accept it over John and Yoko Ono's collaboration. #TeamMcCartney
Papoose and Remy Ma
Papoose deserves credit for remaining committed to Remy Ma during her six-year prison stint. I'm not so sure he deserves credit for writing her diss track "Shether," but that didn't stop the public from minimizing her by saying that.
Johnny and June Carter Cash
Before Garth and Trisha, Faith and Tim and Blake and Miranda (sad face), Johnny and June Carter Cash made sweet music together to the tune of two Grammy Awards won as a duo.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Three daughters, a top-10 hit, multiple awards — like Tim McGraw's hat, the couple seems firmly intact.
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston
With all the Bobby and Whitney jokes and the tacky, exploitative cover of Pusha T's album, I'm going to focus on the positive:Don't Be Cruel was a No. 1, hit-spawning force. And … sheesh … Google Houston's rendition of “Home” on “The Merv Griffin Show” as a starting point.
Win Butler and Regine Chassagne
I can't lie, I didn't know Arcade Fire was a thing until the band won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Sadly, it seems the group's popularity has decreased somewhat since that honor. Anyhow, two of the members are married.
Elvis Costello and Diana Krall
“Now that's a relaxing marriage,” as my friend put it when I told her about this entry.
Sonny and Cher
Be it a celebration of love or a signal that you're doomed to relive the same day over and over again, “I Got You Babe” is one of the most successful and well-known duets of all time.
Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd
If these two had never met, we would never have gotten the song “Layla,” which may or may not be a good thing depending on how many times you've heard Eric Clapton play it.