“The Voice” at long last returns on Monday night (Sept. 22) with a pair of new superstars, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, joining incumbent coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Since the show launched in the U.S. in 2011, one of the more exciting aspects has been the collaborations between coaches on the show and in the studio — why let the contestants have all the fun creating compelling new music? From Cee Lo to Shakira to Christina to Usher, “The Voice” has hosted some of the top names in music, and occasionally sparked some great tunes from them.
Vote now in the poll below to tell us which “Voice” coach collaboration is you favorite so far, including pre-“Voice” tunes (and only vocal collaborations):
Earlier this year, Shakira recruited Blake Shelton to appear on “Medicine” from her self-titled album, less than two years after Christina Aguilera tapped the country star for “Just a Fool.” Aguilera’s Lotus album also featured a Cee Lo collaboration titled “Make the World Move,” while Xtina returned the favor by appearing on Green’s holiday release.
The biggest “Voice” collaboration, in terms of chart juice? That would Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” in which Levine and Aguilera combined for a slick pop duet that would reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart. But don’t discount newbies Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, who teamed up on “Can I Have It Like That,” from Williams’ first solo album.
Want to hear more of the “Voice” coach duets? Listen below, and vouch for your choice in the comments section: