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Calm down. It’s not happening. It’s just a random dream duet on the mind of someone at Entertainment Weekly . If it was going to really happen, though, it would sound pretty excellent. EW.com was thinking Urban and Nettles would be the best twosome for “Surrender to Me” off of the 1988 Tequila Sunrise film soundtrack. “Nettles can capture that ’80s urgency, while Urban can keep it grounded but still sexy,” they say. But you can’t just open up that Pandora’s box and not think of about a hundred other dream duets you’d like to hear, right? And they don’t all have to be songs from movie soundtracks either. (Although wouldn’t you love to hear Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood on “Summer Nights” from Grease?) Like how good would Luke Bryan and Sunny Sweeney together on “I Got You Babe.” Or Toby Keith and Martina McBride on “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”? And how about Darius Rucker and Hillary Scott on “Endless Love”? Or Dierks Bentley and Kimberly Perry on “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”? Have any dream duets you’d like to share?