In the ’80s, if you wanted to have a hit single, you teamed up with Kenny Rogers and recorded a duet. Kenny scored four top 20 hits on the Hot 100 charts and four top 20 hits on the country charts with duets with some of the most popular country and pop singers of the ’80s.
His first big duet of the ’80s was 1980’s Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer with Kim Carnes. The song was a top five hit on the Hot 100, AC, and Country charts peaking at numbers four, two, and three respectively. Enjoy this look back at Kenny and Kim performing Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer live!
Kenny’s second big duet of the ’80s came in 1983 when he and Sheena Easton scored a number one hit on the country charts as well as a top ten hit on the Hot 100 and a top five on the AC charts with We’ve Got Tonight. Enjoy this look back at Kenny and Sheena performing We’ve Got Tonight from 1983!
Kenny scored another massive hit in 1983 with his duet with Dolly Parton called Islands In The Stream. Islands in the Stream hit number one on almost every chart in the world including the Hot 100, AC, and Country charts in the US. Enjoy this look back at Kenny and Dolly performing Islands In The Stream live back in the ’80s!
The following year in 1984, Kenny teamed up with Kim Carnes and James Ingram for another number one song on the AC charts with What About Me?, which also peaked at number 15 on the Hot 100 charts. It wasn’t a duet, but rather a trio, but it still shows the power of teaming up with Kenny! Enjoy this look back at Kenny, Kim, and James performing What About Me? from 1984!
In 1987, Kenny Rogers teamed up with another country music legend, Ronnie Milsap for Make No Mistake, She’s Mine, which peaked at number one on the country charts. Enjoy this look back at Kenny and Ronnie performing the song live at the 1987 CMA award show!