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Editorial

idobi’s Top Collaborations of the 2010s

Team ups are what we love best—pop punk was built on gang vocals and mega tours, after all. So, as the decade comes to a close, the idobi team has come together to pick their favorite collabs or features from 2010–19. Think of one we missed? Come @ us.

Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips (2018)

An equally weird and awesome combination of a simultaneously weird, frightening, and adorable pop star… and an awesome psychedelic indie grunge band. What could go wrong? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. 

–Eddie Barella, Program and Music Director & host of It’s News to Us

“Stay” – Rihanna + Mikky Ekko (2012) /
“A Love Like War” – All Time Low x Vic Fuentes (2012)
–Sherin Nicole, Chief Creative Officer and CMO & host of Geek Girl Riot

“Where I Belong” – Simple Plan, State Champs and We The Kings (2019)
–Fish, Programming Assistant & host of Gone Fishkin

“Rather Be” – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne (2014)
–Alex Bear, Senior Editor & host of Geek Girl Riot

“The Signal Fire” – Killswitch Engage feat. Howard Jones (2019)

Hearing Jesse & Howard on the same track will always be a truly special moment. Can’t wait to see them perform it together on their 2020 co-headliner with August Burns Red! 

–Patrick Walford, Howl Music Director & host of Rock the Walls

All Time Low’s “Outlines” featuring Jason Vena from Acceptance (2012)
–Scott Waldman, host of Waldman’s Words

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus (2019)

The one with that one person who sings and that person who raps…?  Or “Old Town Road” I guess.

–Brett Davern, host of The Brett Davern Show & Radioactive Dads

“Homicide” – Logic feat. Eminem (2019)
–Wesam Keesh, host of Wesam’s World

“Shadows and Light” – Saudade feat. Chino Moreno
and Chelsea Wolfe (2019)
–Shawn Kupfer, host of Metal DNA

“King For A Day” – Pierce The Veil ft. Kellin Quinn (2012)
–Emillie Marvel, Podcast Producer/Specialist

The Duffer Brothers for creating Stranger Things (2016)
–Tommy Wooldridge, Video Director

“Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj (2014)
–Aud Lew, Events and Live Activations Manager

“Bite My Tongue” – You Me At Six feat. Oli Sykes (2012)
–Sam Devotta, Book Reviews Editor & host of Geek Girl Riot

“Bed Peace” – Jhene Aiko and Childish Gambino (2013)

The video for this single features Aiko and Gambino re-enacting Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s “Bed-Ins for Peace” protest movement, which draws a compelling comparison between the two pairs. Aiko’s embracing of her Japanese heritage and Ono-like singular artistic voice match well with how both Gambino and Lennon’s music have evolved to encompass larger political topics over time.

–Alice Meichi Li, writer

“See You Around” – Goldfinger feat. Mark Hoppus (2017)
–Joe DeAndrea, writer

 

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