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"Leather and Lace"
Single by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
from the album Bella Donna
B-side"Bella Donna"
"Outside the Rain" (UK)
ReleasedOctober 6, 1981
Label Modern
Songwriter(s)Stevie Nicks
Producer(s) Jimmy Iovine
Stevie Nicks singles chronology
" Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
"Leather and Lace"
" Edge of Seventeen"
Don Henley singles chronology
"Leather and Lace"
" Johnny Can't Read"

"Leather and Lace" is a song performed by American singers Stevie Nicks and Don Henley. It was released on October 6, 1981, as the second single from Nicks' solo debut studio album Bella Donna (1981).

Nicks wrote the song for Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter's duet album Leather and Lace, but the song was not included on the album, [1] due to their divorce. Jennings still intended to use the song for his solo work however Nicks became attached to the idea of the song as a duet. Nicks' version, a duet with Eagles singer Don Henley, peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in January 1982. [2] Jimmy Iovine was the producer.

The song compares the male singer's rougher life, represented by leather, to the female singer's softer life, represented by lace, and how the opposites can attract. Nicks sings "Give to me your leather, take from me my lace." Record World called it a "magical ballad." [1]


Jeffery Austin and Gwen Stefani remake

"Leather and Lace"
Song by Jeffery Austin and Gwen Stefani
from the album The Complete Season 9 Collection
ReleasedDecember 14, 2015
Label Republic
Songwriter(s)Stevie Nicks
Producer(s) Jimmy Iovine

Jeffery Austin and Gwen Stefani performed a cover of the song on December 14, 2015, for the season nine finale of The Voice. [11] It was released for digital download simultaneously with the episode's airing.


Chart performance for "Leather and Lace"
Chart (2015) Peak
US Pop Digital Song Sales ( Billboard) [12] 31


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  10. ^ "Talent in Action : Top Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 94, no. 51. December 25, 1982. p. TIA-20.
  11. ^ "The Voice 2015 Jeffery Austin and Gwen Stefani - Finale: "Leather and Lace"". YouTube. Retrieved 16 December 2015.[ dead YouTube link]
  12. ^ "Gwen Stefani Chart History (Pop Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 23, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2021.