Video Premiere: Kid Rock ft. Sheryl Crow, “Collide”

by (@unclegrambo)

Quick, name Kid Rock‘s biggest hit! “Bawitdaba”? “All Summer Long”? “Cowboy”?

If you guessed any of the above, sadly, you would be wrong. Despite his image as a hard drinking, hard partying rap star turned rock ‘n’ roller, Kid Rock’s most successful single to date is his lovelorn duet with Sheryl Crow, “Picture.” The song, which was initially released to radio stations in late 2002 with vocals from Alison Moorer — legend has it that Sheryl Crow’s management was not thrilled that she decided to record a track with the man born Robert James Ritchie until the Moorer version started climbing the charts — was a huge crossover smash, charting at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and logging 33 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, before becoming a staple of karaoke bars across the country.

Rock and Crow, who have been rumored to be an on-and-off item over the years, next reunited for an album cut on Rock’s 2003 record, Kid Rock. The song, “Run Off To LA,” was a blistering dis track directed at Rock’s ex (at the time), Pam Anderson, and, understandably, was never released commercially.

But now, some ten years after the recording sessions for Cocky, Rock and Crow are at it again with “Collide,” the third single from Rock’s latest LP, Born Free. The chemistry between the two long-time friends is readily apparent throughout the course of the video, and we’ve got a good feeling that this song will join “Picture” as a classic karaoke staple for couples for years and years to come. The song will be making its television debut this weekend as part of our VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, but thanks to the magic of the internet, you can watch it on your computer monitor right at this very second. Let us know what you think!

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