From Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa to David Guetta and Becky Hill
Author: Anna Sky MagliolaPosted 56 minutes ago
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It’s been quite a year for collaborations. In 2022 alone, we’ve seen huge collabs between Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, Ed and Camila Cabello, Elton John and Britney Spears, and David Guetta added a few for good measure.
Just in 2022, David Guetta has worked with Sam Ryder, Sigala, Becky Hill, Ella Henderson, Bebe Rexha, Galantis and MNEK!
Take a look at some of the biggest collaborations in 2022:
Alesso and Katy Perry – “When I’m Gone”
OK, so it’s technically 2021, but on December 29, 2021, Alesso and Katy Perry released “When I’m Gone.” The song’s release coincided with Katy’s first residency date in Las Vegas.
Wilkinson and Becky Hill – “Here For You”
Wilkinson and Becky Hill have released their first collaboration in nine years, “Here For You.” The couple teased the song in January 2022.
“Here For You” is featured on Wilkinson’s “Cognition” album.
Charlie XCX and Rina Sawayama – ‘Beg For You’
Charlie XCX and Rina Sawayama released their dance floor filler ‘Beg For You’. The song sampled September’s 2006 dance classic ‘Cry For You’.
Becky Hill and Galantis – ‘Run’
‘Run’ is the first song Becky and Galantis have worked on together and Becky has already said how excited she was.
Speaking about her new song, Becky revealed that she worked with an old friend on the track: “I’m so excited to release ‘Run’ with Galantis. I wrote it with my best friend MNEK who I write with 10 years and the magic I felt when we wrote my single ‘Losing’ in 2012, I still feel it today writing with him.”
Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello – “Bam Bam”
Sung in English with a bit of Spanish, ‘Bam Bam’ is full of Latino vibes. In the clip, Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran can be seen at a bar.
While Camila is having fun with her friends, especially on a wagon, Ed plays his guitar alone, after being hit in the eye by a misplaced cork!
Mabel, Jax Jones and Galantis – “Good Luck”
Fusing iconic elements of the music of Jax Jones and Galantis with Mabel’s euphoric vocals, “Good Luck” was inspired by Mabel’s emotional journey over the past two years. At the start of the first lockdown, Mabel returned with her dogs to her parents’ house, and embarked on dance lessons because, like many of us, she missed social interaction with her friends.
Ed Sheeran and J Balvin – ‘Forever My Love’ and ‘Sigue’
‘Forever My Love’ and ‘Sigue’ are two songs in Spanish by Ed and J Balvin. At the time of release, Ed took to Twitter to explain how the songs came about, revealing he met J Balvin at a gym in New York after recognizing his voice.
Sigala and Talia Mar – ‘Stay The Night’
Together with influencer and singer Talia Mar, Sigala released a photo and a short video announcing that the name of their new song is “Stay The Night” and it will be released on May 20.
Ella Henderson and Nathan Dawe – ’21 Reasons’
Ella Henderson and Nathan Dawe teamed up in April 2022 on their hit “21 Reasons.” The song samples Alex Gaudino’s 2007 hit, “Destination Calabria”, and features Ella’s distinctive vocals.
David Guetta with Becky Hill and Ella Henderson – ‘Crazy What Love Can Do’
“Crazy What Love Can Do” was an epic collaboration between three superstars. Speaking about his new collaboration, David said: “For me it’s a summer dance record, and I think it sends an important message of love and how powerful it is.
“I have really enjoyed working with Becky again, since our first hit single ‘Remember’, and working with Ella for the first time was also very exciting. It was a pleasure to work with these two incredible artists.”
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – ‘Potion’
“Potion” exudes funk with a 70s and 80s vibe, the video begins with Dua inside an overturned car, as well as clips of the singer on a giant lily pad, surrounded by dancers, also on lily pads giants.
‘Potion’ is featured on Calvin’s album ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2’,
Calvin Harris, Normani, Tinashe & Offset – ‘New For You’
In July, Calvin Harris released “New To You” featuring Normani, Tinashe & Gap. The lyric video featured old televisions in a jungle with different animals or scenes on the screens, including a parrot, a lizard, and a beach.
Joel Corry and Becky Hill – “History”
Becky and Joel started teasing their collab months before it was released. The song was finally dropped on Friday, August 5, 2022, with a music video released on August 26.
Tom Grennan and KSI – “Not Finished Yet”
Tom Grennan and KSI released their first collab together on Friday, August 5. The single was a commercial success, reaching number 4 in the UK.
Sam Ryder, David Guetta and Sigala – “Living Without You”
Sam Ryder teamed up with David Guetta and Sigala on “Living Without You.” The song was the trio’s first time working together.
Elton John and Britney Spears “Hold Me Closer”
The collaboration of the summer was Elton John and Britney Spears’ cover of Elton’s 70s hit “Tiny Dancer.” The song was rumored for weeks, but was finally released in August.
Ella Henderson and M-22 – ‘Heartstrings’
“Heartstrings” was released by Ella Henderson and M-22 in September. The song was an upbeat track written in Ibiza.
Joel Corry and Tom Grennan – ‘Lionheart (Fearless)’
It had been rumored for a while, but finally in October, Joel Corry and Tom Grennan released “Lionheart (Fearless)”, along with the music video.
MNEK, Galantis and David Guetta – “Shit”
David Guetta, Galantis and MNEK is quite the collaboration, and ‘Damn’ was quite the song! This song is the first time the artists have all worked together, but as fans know, French DJ David Guetta and Swedish DJs Galantis are no strangers to producing a banger after releasing “Heartbreak Anthem” with Little Mixed in 2021.
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