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See Reba McEntire, John Legend, Gwen Stefani, & Niall Horan Cover an Eagles Classic

Niall Horan, John Legend, Gwen Stefani, and Reba McEntire — a.k.a The Voice Season 24 Coaches — really knocked "Take It Easy" out of the park. 

By Jackie Manno

The Voice Season 24 Coaches just totally nailed a '70s classic together. 

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Niall Horan, Reba McEntire, John Legend, and Gwen Stefani all sang a show-stopping rendition of "Take It Easy" by The Eagles ahead of The Voice Season 24 premiere. During their performance, Horan handled the introduction lyrics, proving his versatility by singing in a slight country twang. Legend then joined onstage, singing with gusto. Stefani followed, crooning in a heavenly tone, before McEntire took over, singing with an exciting rasp. 

They all pulled off a perfect harmony during the chorus before singing in unison for the second verse. For the outro, they hit some seamless high notes and riffs together, making it look easy.  

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Carson Daly, Gwen Stefani, Niall Horan, Reba McEntire, and John Legend pose and smile together backstage of The Voice.

About "Take it Easy" by The Eagles

Released in 1972 as the band's first single from their self-titled debut album, "Take it Easy" has become one of the band's signature tunes to date. It reached the number-12 position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and in 2019, Rolling Stone listed it as the second best Eagles song. "From its wind-in-your-sails intro to its catchphrase title, the Eagles’ first Top 20 hit embodied the band’s mellow vibe," the outlet wrote. 

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"Take It Easy" by The Eagles lyrics

Well, I'm a-running down the road
Tryin' to loosen my load
I've got seven women on my mind
Four that wanna own me
Two that wanna stone me
One says she's a friend of mine

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
And take it easy

Well, I'm a-standing on a corner
In Winslow, Arizona
Such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord
In a flat-bed Ford
Slowin' down to take a look at me

Come on, baby
Don't say "Maybe"
I gotta know
If your sweet love
Is gonna save me
We may lose and we may win
Though we will never be here again
So open up, I'm climbin' in
So take it easy

Well, I'm running down the road
Trying to loosen my load
Got a world of trouble on my mind
Lookin' for a lover
Who won't blow my cover
She's so hard to find

Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels make you crazy
Come on, baby
Don't say "Maybe"
I gotta know
If your sweet love
Is gonna save me

Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy