Watch Niall Horan Play 'Slow Hands,' Bully Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show'

Niall Horan performs "Slow Hands" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 25, 2017.
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Niall Horan performs "Slow Hands" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 25, 2017.

The math is simple: when there are five guys in a group you split up the chores. But when it's just you, the lifting is much heavier. That might explain why One Direction's Niall Horan did triple-duty on The Tonight Show on Thursday night, popping up in a skit with host Jimmy Fallon, then sitting on the couch to chat about why he calls one of the Eagles "dad" and finally performing his breakout solo single.

The first bit was the easiest, requiring Horan to simply bully Fallon into doing the "Gangnam Style" dance from Psy's signature hit. While Jimmy resisted at first, Niall eventually got the good-natured host to cave and hop on the horse.

The singer then had a seat to talk about his musical upbringing and cringe as Fallon showed off a pic of three-year-old Niall jamming on a plastic guitar while wearing a camo onesie. "I grew up on Fleetwood [Mac], Jackson Browne and the Eagles and anything basically that had a Southern Californian, American classic rock feel," he said, noting that Irish fans were very hospitable to American acts.

"I went to my first Eagles concert when I was four," Horan recalled, adding that it's "nuts" he's friends with Eagles drummer Don Henley now -- as he recounts in the current Billboard cover story -- all because Henley's daughter came to a 1D concert a few years ago and introduced herself. "I've even star-struck by you," he remembers telling her. Somehow, Fallon even tricked Horan into singing a bit of Henley's 1982 hit "Dirty Laundry."

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Niall, of course, also took the stage to perform his hit single, "Slow Hands."

 

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