The guys are coming to Jobing.com Arena October 1st, and it’s going to be one heck of a show!!! In honor of that, we ran down the Top Ten KOOLest Eagles songs today. In case you missed one, here’s how things went…
6am #10 “Take It Easy”
You CAN stand on the corner of West 2nd Street and North Kinsley Avenue in downtown Winslow at the “Standin’ On The Corner Park.” Don’t forget to check out the statue too!
7am #9 “Life In The Fast Lane”
Glenn Frey said “Life In The Fast Lane” is all about the stereotyped living in LA, running around in your Porsche in a 24 hour boogie mode.
8am #8 “Witchy Woman”
Don Henley had Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, in mind after reading her biography. Her husband said that she was wild, bewitching and mesmerizing, and the quintessential “Flapper.”
9am #7 “Best Of My Love”
This song was played at a lot of weddings, but it’s really a breakup song! Don Henley says that he Souther and Frey wrote some of the lyrics while drinking at Dan Tana’s in LA where they were regulars. There, they studied women and relationships. Henley says they were “typical, frustrated, young men” at the time.
10am#6 “The Long Run”
This was the first Eagles album not to feature founding member Randy Meisner, who was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. This was also the last studio album until 2007’s Long Road Out of Eden, and the last studio album to include Don Felder. It was during these recording sessions that a little Christmas song called “Please Come Home For Christmas” was recorded.
11am#5 “Lyin’ Eyes”
The guys were drinking in an L.A. bar when they spotted this stunning young woman; two steps behind her was a much older, fat, rich guy. As they were half laughing at them one of the Eagles commented, “Look at her, she can’t even hide those lyin eyes!” Immediately, they all began grabbing for cocktail napkins to write down lyrics.
12pm#4 “Take It To The Limit”
The only A-sided Eagles single with Randy Meisner singing lead. The song was redone on Randy Meisner’s first solo album after leaving the Eagles, with 1970s teen idol David Cassidy singing backing vocals!
1pm #3 “Heartache Tonight”
Glenn Frey had been listening to Sam Cooke records at the time, and that’s why the melody sounds very much like those Sam Cooke shuffles.
2pm #2 “One Of These Nights”
The title track from an album that was released in Quadraphonic surround! You could even get it on Quadraphonic 8-track tape! The band was so hot at the time that Fleetwood Mac was their opening act on the tour.
3pm #1 “Hotel California”
“Hotel” won the 1977 Grammy for Record Of The Year, but the band did’t show up to accept the award. Don Henley said that he did not believe in contests. Timothy B. Schmit had just joined the band, and he says they watched the ceremony on TV while they were rehearsing.