3) TIE – “If You See Him/If You See Her” w/ Brooks & Dunn (1998, MCA Nashville)
An musical – and marketing – event if there ever was one.
This track was a joint venture between two of the planet’s biggest record companies — MCA and Arista — to launch new CD releases for both Reba (If You See Him) and Brooks & Dunn (If You See Her).
Contrived? You betcha. But on this song the talent rises above the contrivance.
Too bad neither album was as memorable as this duet — only Kix & Ronnie’s “How Long Gone” stayed popular much beyond the turn of the millennium. Although Reba’s “Wrong Night” may well be the best Shoulda-Been-A-Hit of her career.