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We know that's music to your ears so to celebrate, we’ve tracked the top 5 double acts in the music game. Yeah, they're not entirely who we expected them to be either, but you can't argue with the data!

5: Simon & Garfunkel

Simon and Garfunkel

Quietly understated but poetically powerful, the physically tiny Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were nevertheless giants of the music scene for decades. Now with an on-again-off-again partnership spanning half a century, you’d have a hard time begrudging them a spot on this list.

4: Daft Punk

Daft Punk

For a complete change of pace, this electronic dance music duo from France have fused techno, funk, something called “synthpop” and about half a dozen other styles into something genuinely unique. They don’t look like anyone else, they don’t sound like anything else and their use of costumes and outrageous visuals in their performance truly sets them apart. Arty, enigmatic and hilariously weird.

3: The White Stripes

The White Stripes

Another double-dose of musical weirdness, the duo of former real-life spouses Jack and Meg White tore through the alternative rock scene from 1997 to 2011 with a raw and stripped-down style complemented by wildly eccentric vocals. Seven Nation Army alone justifies their slot here.

2: Eurythmics


The pop duo of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart is a pure 80s classic pairing. With elements of punk, new wave and rock, Eurythmics’ second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) took the world by storm – and now that we’ve reminded you of the title song it’ll be stuck in your head all day. You’re welcome.

1: Chas & Dave

Chas and Dave

When you’re talking musical duos, you really can’t go wrong with a spot of Chas & Dave. In an industry that all-too-often takes itself way too seriously, these two “rockney” knockabouts were a much-needed touch of genuine heart. Charles Nicholas Hodges and David Victor Peacock first recorded as Chas & Dave in 1973, but their partnership lasted right up until 2018 (with a brief hiccup from 2009-11). Now that’s a proper team-up, and it wins them the top spot in our countdown. Disagree? Well, there Ain’t No Pleasing You. Now Gertcha!

So, how does our list match up to yours? Come to the RIFT Facebook page and sound off on your top musical partnerships.

Making beautiful music together

So you might not be able to meet your mates at the moment, but you can still look out for them. Letting them know they could be due a refund to to give them a financial boost of around £2,500 while we wait this out has got to be welcome. Not to mention that you'll be getting £50 rewards for anyone you send to us who makes a claim and it takes about a minute to refer someone.

Every friend you refer puts you in with a shot at winning the the £1,000 Star Prize! You could even spend it on some instruments and kit for you both and maybe you'll be the next big thing in the music world!

To keep you going here's a few playlists about friendships for you to share as well:

The Spotify Best Friends Playlist

The Billboard 20 best songs about friendship

If you want to make your own lists to share with friends, here's a handy guide to doing it on Spotify

You can always get together (online) and throw some shapes at the weekly Big Fish Little Fish Kitchen Rave via YouTube if you're feeling full of energy after being in the house all day!

How to refer your friends

If you’re new to Refer a Friend, here’s how it works. Every time you recommend us to a mate or family member, you get a £50 cash bonus when they claim their tax refund with RIFT. Refer 5 people for a £150 bonus. There’s no upper limit to the rewards you can earn, and making your referrals automatically enters you for our regular prize draws, with a Star Prize of £1,000 in cash!

So get your referrals in to grab your cash rewards and prize draw entries.