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I came up with two more songs (from the '80s) that I believe fit into the category of including notable uncredited artists:
Prince and the Revolution, "Take Me With U" (1985). Uncredited: Apollonia
...and one that always baffled me as to of why an artist was not fully credited despite being heard in such a prominent portion of the song (maybe because he wasn't singing, merely talking … creepily):
Michael Jackson, "Thriller" (1984). Uncredited: Vincent Price
Here's one: "Doin' It," LL Cool J (1996) features vocals from Leshaun – yet she was not credited officially.
In regards to songs with non-credited featured artists, a number of '90s singles came to my mind:
PM Dawn (featuring Cathy Dennis, if not officially), "Looking Through Patient Eyes," 1993 (a No. 6 hit on the Hot 100)
Duran Duran (Lamya), "Come Undone," 1993 (No. 7)
Paula Abdul (Ofra Haza), "My Love Is for Real," 1995 (No. 28)
Paula Abdul (Color Me Badd), "Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up," 1995
And, speaking of Abdul, her 1992 hit "Will You Marry Me?" (No. 19) also features some noteworthy assistance, but of the instrumental kind: a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder.
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