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Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn: The Musical Partners On Their Worst Nightmares, Karaoke Picks and More

Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn
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Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn

Longtime pals and part-time collaborators Scarlett Johansson, 33, and Pete Yorn, 43, have reunited after nine years with their newly released Apart EP, led by the sultry single “Bad Dreams.” “Our voices have a nice marriage,” says Johansson. Adds Yorn: “We see a lot of similarities in the world.” But they differ on a few things, too.

WHERE I’M LIVING

Johansson: New York City

Yorn: Los Angeles

FAVORITE MALE-FEMALE DUETS

Johansson:Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. And I love [1977’s “I Never Talk to Strangers,” from] Tom Waits and Bette Midler.”

Yorn: Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. Hope Sandoval and The Jesus and Mary Chain.”

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

Johannson: “‘True Colors’ by Cyndi Lauper.”

Yorn: “The Elvis [Presley] version of ‘Suspicious Minds.’”

RECURRING ‘BAD DREAM’

Johannson: “I always have the one where my teeth are falling out. I don’t know what that means.”

Yorn: “Some creepy thing is chasing me. If I have bad dreams, it’s usually because I ate too much tiramisu or chocolate before bed.”

MUSIC MY DAUGHTER LOVES

Johannson: Three-year-old Rose’s “bestie likes Taylor Swift, and they dance to ‘Shake It Off.’ My daughter shakes her booty.”

Yorn: Ellie Bee, 2, loves “the Trolls soundtrack, and she has never even seen the movie.”

This article originally appeared in the June 15 issue of Billboard.


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