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Top 10 Eagles Songs

By rocknation / March 22, 2016

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10) ‘Life in the Fast Lane’

From: ‘Hotel California’ (1976)

With Bernie Leadon leaving and the legendary Joe Walsh arriving, we aren’t surprised to see that the Eagles embraced a more direct rock edge to their music. This song, with its sharp, precise guitar intro, brought a slight changing of the guard that saw the group moving away from some of their country tendencies.

9) ‘Already Gone’

From: ‘On the Border’ (1974)

As you may or may not know, only a handful of hits were not written by any member of The Eagles.

“Just remember this my girl when you look up in the sky / You can see the stars but still not see the light” is honestly one of our favorite direct lines. No other moment on this album arguably captures guitarist Don Felder’s debut as an Eagle so powerfully.

8) ‘The Long Run’

From: ‘The Long Run’ (1979)

Even though the Eagles’ last studio effort of the ’70’s didn’t hit as much of a blockbuster status than ‘Hotel California’, it still had a lot of bright spots. Don Henley took on lead vocals of this song. He had been one of the group’s most reliable songwriters when it came to some of their biggest hits. He also grabbed nine co-writing credits on this record.

7) ‘Desperado’

From: ‘Desperado’ (1973)

The centerpiece to the Eagles’ 1973 record of the same name. It’s important to note that this sweeping ballad was never formally released as a single. With the song’s majestic strings and a truly superb vocal performance by Don Henley, there’s no doubt that it remains a favorite of Eagles fans to this day.

6) ‘Heartache Tonight’

From: ‘The Long Run’ (1979)

When you hear the opening line of “Somebody’s gonna hurt someone before the night is through/Somebody’s gonna come undone there’s nothin’ we can do” to this 1979 Eagles hit, one has to wonder whether the Eagles sensed the end was nigh.


5) ‘Best of My Love’

From: ‘On the Border’ (1974)

This song serves up as a mirror to what should have been. With Don Henley sharing his optimistic viewpoint of what the future of parties would be like. This song would give the Eagles their first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts in 1975.

4) ‘Lyin’ Eyes’

From: ‘One of These Nights’ (1975)
Who knew that deception and cheating (or writing about it, at the very least) could be such a rewarding experience?
This is one of the Top 10 Eagles Songs that won the group the 1975 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

3) ‘Take It to the Limit’

From: ‘One of These Nights’ (1975)

While a lot of people will argue that their vocal harmonies were always the main reason for the Eagles’ success, they have proven that their vocals were simply another key in their arsenal when it comes to being one of the best bands of all time. This song shows just how incredible they were at blending their voices together in a way no one else could do.


2) ‘Take It Easy’

From: ‘Eagles’ (1972)

The debut single of the Eagles’ was just incredible. It was written by Jackson Browne with a little help from Glenn Frey, the song was an immediate hit and gave us a glance into what the group would grow into.

This hit has sold an astonishing 29 million copies in the U.S. alone.

1) ‘Hotel California’

From: ‘Hotel California’ (1976)

Does it surprise you that we’re listing Hotel California as the #1 song on our Top 10 Eagles Songs list? Nope.
No other track has brought in more Eagles’ fans than Hotel California. This song would go on to win the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Rock radio stations all over the world still play this song and for good reason.

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