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‘State of Shock’ vs. ‘Dancing in the Streets’ – Clash of the Titans

State of Shock Vs. Dancing In the Street


30 years ago this month, the frontman for the world’s biggest rock band, Mick Jagger, released a duet named ‘State of Shock’ with Michael Jackson, the most successful pop artist in history. About a year later, Jagger teamed up with another music legend, David Bowie, to record a cover of the Motown classic ‘Dancing in the Street.’ So… which duet is better? That’s up to you to decide, in this week’s Clash of the Titans.

Arriving during a lull between the Rolling Stones‘ ‘Undercover’ and ‘Dirty Work‘ albums in the early ’80s, these two singles remain Jagger’s highest-charting solo hits.

‘State of Shock’ gave Jagger a best-ever No. 3 solo U.S. hit in 1984, while ‘Dancing in the Streets’ found Jagger and Bowie working their way up to Billboard’s No. 7 position in 1985. ‘Dancing,’ originally a 1964 hit for Martha and the Vandellas, also topped the UK charts.

If it’s been a while since you last heard either of these songs, you can listen to them below before voting. This Clash of the Titans poll will stay open until Sunday, June 22 at 11:59PM ET. You can vote once an hour for your favorite.

Watch Mick Jagger and David Bowie Perform ‘Dancing in the Streets’

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Listen to Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson Sing ‘State of Shock’

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