What Are Some Popular Songs by the Eagles?


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The most popular songs by the rock band Eagles are "Hotel California," "One of These Nights" and "Lyin' Eyes." Other popular Eagles songs include "Desperado," "Take It Easy," "Take It to the Limit," "Best of My Love" and "Heartache Tonight."

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"Hotel California" usually comes in first place on reader polls for the best Eagles' songs. When the song was released in 1977, it reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Singles Chart. The song also won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. To date, it is the Eagles' only single to receive platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The song receives praise for its heavy use of metaphor and its excellent guitar outro.

"One of These Nights," released in 1975, also reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. This track, which showcased Don Henley's vocals and Don Felder's guitar, is highlighted as a stepping stone in the Eagles' shift from a country sound to the rock genre. "Lyin' Eyes," a number-two hit on the Hot 100, came from the same album and similarly used appealing harmonies.

"Desperado" was never released as a single by the Eagles, but its popularity among Eagles fans has influenced the band into using the track as the last performance of its concerts. "Take It Easy" was the band's debut single, and its unique country-rock sound attracted listeners immediately.

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