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500 Greatest Duos of All Time

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While not all may quite agree, it actually does take two to make something memorable. Famous duos have inspired and influenced people from all walks of life. Be it music, movies, television, history, literature, food, sports, business, anime, art, dance, video games or any other category, dynamic pairings have raised the benchmark to a whole new level. When two individually dynamic entities combine together, the result is an unforgettable pairing. In the realms of fiction and non-fiction, duos have captivated minds and hearts with their sheer presence. What makes a bond in a partnership theatrically vivid is its organic flow and chemistry.

The list below showcases an epic collection of duos from different genres. If you have a view, opinion, or suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Greatest Duos of All Time

  1. John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  2. Tom and Jerry
  3. Batman and Robin
  4. Mario and Luigi
  5. Burger and Fries
  6. Scooby Doo & Shaggy
  7. Phineas and Ferb
  8. Sheldon & Amy
  9. Bacon and Eggs
  10. Spongebob and Patrick

What Makes Duos Special?

It’s the uncharacteristic elements of two distinctively unique identities that make duos special. When all the imperfections combine or partner with a level of perfection, a pairing makes a difference. Duos complement each other in different ways bringing a sense of organic chemistry that is lovable and relatable. Some of the best duos are odd pairs that share a remarkable relationship. Often two individuals that make a well-known pair have vividly contrasting personalities. It’s the ease and simplicity with which characters blend that makes duos stand out in a crowd.

#11—20

11. Woody and Buzz

12. Laurel and Hardy

13. Han Solo and Chewbacca

14. Bert and Ernie

15. Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck

16. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal

17. Romeo and Juliet

18. Ant and Dec

19. Bonnie and Clyde

20. Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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Odd pairs have become popular across a wide spectrum of genres for a variety of reasons. When two individuals bring a diverse thought process that communicates great stories, a dynamic partnership is built. It is an amicable relationship that gets a pair in a shared rhythm. The little rituals odd pairs have are relatable to different life experiences. The power of two represents thoughts and ideas that are shaped individually, but are executed creatively as a team.

Some of the oddest pairs make great character duos. When two people or two things come together and jointly develop a unique identity, they become exceptional pairs that grab attention. Characteristic peculiarity or quality is sometimes glorified to varying proportions through an idiosyncratic manner. Odd duos showcase a creative element through their partnership which may often be exaggerated in a theatrically amusing way.

#21—50

21. R2d2 and C-3po

22. Macaroni and Cheese

23. Simon & Garfunkel

24. Phil & Lil

25. Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper

26. The White Stripes

27. Katniss and Peeta

28. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

29. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen

30. Bread and Butter

31. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

32. Statler and Waldrof

33. Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

34. The Everly Brothers

35. Donny and Marie

36. Ben & Jerry

37. Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani

38. Snoopy and Woodstock

39. Milk and Cornflakes

40. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison

41. Fries and Ketchup

42. Mickey and Minnie Mouse

43. Ross Geller and Rachel Green

44. Twenty One Pilots

45. Butter and Popcorn

46. Tweety and Sylvester

47. Kendall and Kylie Jenner

48. The Carpenters

49. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris

50. Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis

What Makes a Partnership Work?

Diverse attributes of two people or two things combined in productive manner make a partnership work. The sizzling chemistry in many creative partnerships owes to mutual admiration. Communication and understanding is the key element in a partnership. Creative collaborative efforts of two individuals often create an organic thought process triggered by spontaneity. Impulsive fluidity comes naturally when a pair is fine-tuned to each other’s uncharacteristic traits.

Some of the most iconic duos share a telepathic alignment of communication without words. This form of understanding comes with a sense of mutual respect and belief. It’s the ability to process information in tandem that makes a pair dynamic. The bedrock of social cognition in a partnership greatly depends on a psychological union of two profound shifts that form a union. When experiences combine, the mechanism of the mind develops a critical link between impulsive communication and manifestation.

#51—100

51. Tequila and Lime

52. Movies and Popcorn

53. Icona Pop

54. Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd

55. The Righteous Brothers

56. Sooty and Sweep

57. Doc and Marty

58. Shawn and Gus

59. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago

60. Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta

61. Milk and Cookies

62. Spaghetti and Meatballs

63. Drake and Josh

64. The Chainsmokers

65. Cheese and Crackers

66. Fried Chicken and Beer

67. Donald and Daisy Duck

68. Jules and Vincent

69. Shrek and Donkey

70. Jerry and George Costanza

71. Pet Shop Boys

72. Captain Kirk and Spock

73. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski

74. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

75. Roxette

76. The Fox and the Hound

77. Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men

78. David and Goliath

79. Starsky and Hutch

80. Marlin and Dory

81. Gigi and Bella Hadid

82. Zack and Cody

83. Doraemon and Nobita

84. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

85. Fish and Chips

86. Outkast

87. Mulder and Scully

88. Erasure

89. Bevis and Butt-head

90. Anna and Elsa

91. LMFAO

92. Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

93. Ash and Pikachu

94. Eurythmics

95. Yogi and Boo Boo

96. Air Supply

97. Joey and Pheobe

98. Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie

99. Wallace and Gromit

100. Gon and Killua

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#101—150

101. Peanut Butter and Jelly

102. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson

103. Harry and Lloyd

104. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

105. Cheech & Chong

106. Modern Talking

107. Asterix and Obelix

108. Lucy and Ethel

109. Daft Punk

110. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings

111. Wham!

112. Hall & Oates

113. Penn and Teller

114. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

115. Campfire and Marshmellos

116. Insane Clown Posse

117. Chandler Bing and Monica Geller

118. Tegan and Sara

119. Fred and Wilma Flintstone

120. Charlie and Allan Harper

121. Winnie the Pooh and the Piglet

122. Aly & AJ

123. Han and Leia

124. Brian and Stewie

125. Tweedle Dee and Tweeedle Dum

126. Marshal and Lily

127. Cole and Dylan Sprouse

128. Tarzan and Jane

129. Christmas and Snow

130. Royal Blood

131. Tyler Durden and The Narrator

132. Beyonce and Jay-Z

133. Ike & Tina Turner

134. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

135. Tintin and Snowy

136. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie

137. Rum and Coke

138. Strawberries and Cream

139. t.A.T.u.

140. Hansel and Gretel

141. Milk and Cereals

142. Chandler and Janice

143. Axl Rose and Slash

144. Calvin and Hobbes

145. Archie and Betty

146. Fried Chicken and Waffles

147. Tenacious D

148. Light and L

149. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

150. Brooks & Dunn

#151—200

151. Miss Piggy and the Kermit

152. The Buggles

153. Frodo and Sam

154. Onion and Tomato

155. The Black Keys

156. Bed and Pillow

157. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

158. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

159. Homer Simpson and Marge Simpson

160. Shakespears Sisters

161. Chip n Dale

162. Pooh and Tigger

163. Indigo Girls

164. Thelma and Louise

165. Mark Antony and Cleopatra

166. Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams

167. The Blues Brothers

168. Dan + Shay

169. Strawberries and Chocolate

170. Charles & Eddie

171. Goldfrapp

172. Baccara

173. Hannibal Lector and Clarice Starling

174. Everything but the Girl

175. Savage Garden

176. Rocky and Bullwinkle

177. Milk and Honey

178. Belle and the Beast

179. M2M

180. Wayne and Garth

181. Sonny & Cher

182. Moon and Stars

183. Corn and Butter

184. City Girls

185. Mario and Princess Peach

186. Pizza and Pasta

187. Hot Dogs and Mustard Sauce

188. Billy Coen and Rebecca Chambers

189. Dollar

190. Goofy and Mickey Mouse

191. Aladdin and Genie

192. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

193. Bub & Bob

194. Ted and Barney

195. Gin and Tonic

196. Sora and Shiro

197. Basement Jaxx

198. Suicide

199. Kris Kross

200. Davis and White

#201—250

201. Charlie and Jake Harper

202. JD and Turk

203. Rice and Curry

204. John Lennon and Yoko Ono

205. Stan Marsh and Kyle Broflovski

206. The Bellamy Brothers

207. Ham and Eggs

208. Boyce & Hart

209. Scorpion and Sub Zero

210. Lighthouse Family

211. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

212. Dennis and Gnasher

213. Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge

214. Pinky and the Brain

215. Felix Unger and Oscar Madison

216. Ratchet and Clank

217. Cannon and Ball

218. Barack and Michelle Obama

219. Dastardly & Muttley

220. Popeye & Olive Oyl

221. La Bouche

222. Rheet and Link

223. Mobb Deep

224. Venus and Serena Williams

225. Spy vs. Spy

226. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

227. Jack & Jack

228. Biscuits and Gravy

229. Beach and Sunset

230. House and Wilson

231. Kageyama and Hinata

232. Goku and Vegeta

233. Luke and Leia

234. Sandy and Danny

235. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham

236. Charli & Dixie D’Amelio

237. Sheldon and Penny

238. Joel and Ellie

239. Liz and Jack

240. Trovill and Dean

241. Archie and Veronica

242. Cory and Topanga

243. Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay

244. Pinky and Perky

245. The Civil Wars

246. Mathilda and Leon

247. Kronk and Yzma

248. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

249. Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth

250. Ricky and Lucy

#251—300

251. Soft Cell

252. Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens

253. Mashed Potatoes and Steak

254. David Bowie and Iman

255. Gnarls Barkley

256. Empire of the Sun

257. Garfield and Odie

258. Noah and Allie

259. Lee Everett and Clementine

260. Ren and Stimpy

261. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong

262. Adam and Eve

263. Cosmo and Wanda

264. Shampoo

265. Pasta and Cheese

266. Roger & Jessica Rabbit

267. Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff

268. Bad Meets Evil

269. Lady and the Tramp

270. K-Ci & JoJo

271. Ico and Yorda

272. Riggs and Murtaugh

273. 2 Unlimited

274. Chas & Dave

275. The Kills

276. Archie and Reggie

277. Gimli & Legalos

278. Link & Navi

279. Alan and Berta

280. Infected Mushroom

281. Shrek and Fiona

282. Michael Scott and Dwight Shrute

283. Sam & Dave

284. Lilo & Stitch

285. Baby Mario and Yoshi

286. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

287. Barbie and Ken

288. Ham and Cheese

289. Rae Sremmurd

290. Luke and Lorelai

291. Mike Nicholas and Elaine May

292. America

293. Edward Scissorhands and Kim

294. MGMT

295. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

296. Banjo and Kazooie

297. Dean and Castiel

298. Rose and Jack

299. Cam and Mitchell

300. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy

#301—350

301. Paul Walker and Vin Diesel

302. Coffee and Cookies

303. Bart Simpson and Lisa Simpson

304. Maddie & Tae

305. Doug Funnie and Patty Mayonnaise

306. Jak and Daxter

307. Lou and Andy

308. Bread and Eggs

309. Peter and Lois Griffin

310. Lorelai Gilmore & Rory Gilmore

311. Valdimir and Estragon

312. Kid ‘n Play

313. Barney and Robin

314. The Chemical Brothers

315. Chief and Cortana

316. Kevin Arnold and Paul Pfeiffer

317. Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe

318. Jay and Silent Bob

319. Plankton and Karen

320. Dharma & Greg

321. Cory and Shawn

322. Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler

323. Kenan and Kel

324. Bo and Luke Duke

325. Jake & Amy

326. Loggins and Messina

327. Justice

328. Sun and Sand

329. MKTO

330. Atlas and P-Body

331. Carl and Ellie Fredrickson

332. Jim and Pam

333. Schmidt and Nick

334. Bob and Doug McKenzie

335. Itchy and Scratchy

336. Karen Walker and Jack McFarland

337. Kratos and Atreus

338. Sam & Max

339. Jack Skellington and Sally

340. Monkey and Trip

341. Bill Rizer and Lance Bean

342. Ashford & Simpson

343. Knife Party

344. Salt and Pepper

345. Laverne & Shirley

346. Rick Todd and Eugene Fullstack

347. Florida Georgia Line

348. Tea and Biscuits

349. Sonic & Tails

350. X and Zero

#351—400

351. Captain & Tennille

352. George and Jane Jetson

353. Forrest and Jenny

354. Strawberry Switchblade

355. George Clooney and Amal Clooney

356. Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde

357. Bulk and Skull

358. Natsu and Happy

359. Zack Morris and Screech Powers

360. Gilbert and Sullivan

361. Buster Bluth and Lucille Bluth

362. Mel and Kim

363. Chad & Jeremy

364. Andy Griffith and Don Knotts

365. Hurts

366. Clifford and Elizabeth

367. Wonder Twins

368. Japandroids

369. Eric B. & Rakim

370. Sam Weir and Neal Schweiber

371. Billy & Jimmy Lee

372. Drake and Sully

373. Tia & Tamera Mowry

374. Sleigh Bells

375. Detective James Carter and Inspector Lee

376. Cagney & Lacey

377. Hawkeye & BJ

378. Anna and Kristoff

379. Royksopp

380. Mike & Molly

381. Wall-E and Eve

382. AlunaGeorge

383. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

384. England Dan & John Ford Coley

385. Will & Grace

386. Rosie and Jim

387. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin

388. Boris and Natasha

389. Vada and Thomas

390. Gang Starr

391. Sky and Clouds

392. Orbital

393. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

394. Abbott and Costello

395. Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal

396. Love and Theft

397. Simba and Nala

398. Elliot Salem & Tyson Rios

399. Naiee and Naia

400. Sam and Diane

#401—450

401. Waffles and Maple Syrup

402. Zeke and Luther

403. Ryu and Ken

404. Lucile Ball and Desi Arnaz

405. Seals & Crofts

406. Barney and Betty Rubble

407. Gordon and Alyx

408. Thompson and Thompson

409. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

410. Howard and Harold McBride

411. Big & Rich

412. Manny Calavera and Glottis

413. Kate and Leopold

414. Peters and Lee

415. Toejam and Earl

416. Key and Peele

417. Max Black and Caroline Channing

418. Sugarland

419. Tony Soprano and Dr. Melfi

420. Chrome Cats

421. Jedward

422. Tod and Copper

423. Jonathan and Darlene Edwards

424. Nikki and Paulo

425. Arnold and Helga Pataki

426. Muggs and Skeeter

427. Bumblebee and Charlie

428. Kang & Kodos

429. Sonic and Knuckles

430. Clipse

431. Peter Klaven and Sydney Fife

432. Lightning Bolt

433. Fred Stanford and Lamont Stanford

434. Wine and Cheese

435. Toots and Casper

436. Vegeta and Nappa

437. Skipper and Gilligan

438. Kids See Ghosts

439. The Proclaimers

440. Chaka Demus & Pliers

441. Trinny and Susannah

442. Mork & Mindy

443. Yazoo

444. Nervo

445. Bayek and Aya

446. Victor and Valentino

447. Bob and Helen

448. Siskel and Ebert

449. Nana and Popo

450. Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

#451—500

451. Bender and Fry

452. Tango & Cash

453. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

454. Go West

455. UGK

456. The Shires

457. Zeds Dead

458. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman

459. Climie Fisher

460. Lost Kings

461. Snake & Otacon

462. Pen and Paper

463. They Might Be Giants

464. Justin and Olive

465. Pep Le Pew and the Cat

466. Big Daddy and Little Sister

467. The Knife

468. The Weather Girls

469. Charlotte and Wilbur

470. Karmin

471. Fred and George Weasley

472. Peter and Gordon

473.Blood Red Shoes

474. Kale & Caulifa

476. Dorothy Gale & Toto

476. Bill Hanna & Joe Barbera

477. Andy & Red

478. Mutt and Jeff

479. The Fox and the Crow

480. Flo & Eddie

481. Alisha’s Attic

482. Malcom and Eddie

483. A Great Big World

484. Troy Barnes and Abed Nadir

485. Ricky and Morty

486. Norm Peterson and Cliff Calvin

487. Sam and Twitch

488. Chevy Chase and Bill Murray

489. Hawk and Dove

490. Wander and Agro

491. The Cheeky Girls

492. Junior Senior

493. Bo and Dezzy

494. Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase

495. Boy Meets Girl

496. Sugar and Spike

497. EMPD

498. Mike and Angelo

499. Finn and Jake

500. The Communards

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