10 Biggest Eagles Hits

Eagles Hits

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The Eagles are a legendary rock band. They have been around since the early 70s. People cherish this band because of their memorable hits. They are one of the most successful musical acts of the 70s. They have five number one singles, 18 Top 40 pop hits and numerous adult contemporary hits and six number one albums. The Eagles’ music is timeless, and fans continue to enjoy it. They have a lot of hits, but we narrowed it down to 10 songs. Our 10 Biggest Eagles Hits will give you an idea how great their songs are. They are about a variety of things. These songs may please you whether you are a diehard Eagles fan or not.

# 10 – Witchy Woman

Starting our 10 Biggest Eagles Hits list is “Witchy Woman” from their eponymous album. The single was released in 1972. The track made it to number nine on the Billboard Top 100 charts. “Witchy Woman” is about a mysterious woman who has supernatural qualities.

She is a restless spirit and is always on the move. She loves to experience new things. The woman has a presence that terrifies and excites people. She makes men spellbound and causes madness by just looking at them. The Eagles go on to describe the power that she has over men.

“Witchy Woman” is a mystical story that holds listeners’ attention. The woman described in the song is powerful and dangerous. The song is a warning about what can happen when you encounter a woman with mystical powers. This isn’t a song that you would take seriously because it’s based on fantasy.

The Eagles recorded a song that leaves listeners spellbound. If you are into fantasy, this is a song for you. Fans enjoy the song because it captivates them. It’s a chance to experience escapism from your day. This song has been used in movies and TV shows because people enjoy it. Listeners enjoy the beat and the storyline for the song. The Eagles were able to record a song like this and the fans loved it.

# 9 – The Long Run

The ninth song on our 10 Biggest Eagles Hits list is “The Long Run” and it appears on the album of the same name. It came out in 1979 and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Top 100 charts. This song is about facing life’s challenges. The Eagles talk about life and how we need to work hard and stay committed. They discuss a long journey that is filled with obstacles.

The Eagles talk about a man who has faced difficult challenges. He is trying to get through life. The man wants to unload all the problems he’s facing including superficial relationships. He realizes he needs to make changes in his life. The man needs to get his life in order. He knows he has a long road ahead of him, but he’s determined to overcome his obstacles.

“The Long Run” is a motivational song about making changes in your life. The song conveys the message that people face challenges in life, but you should do whatever it takes to make your life better. The song teaches you to move forward even when life tries to knock you down. It teaches you to be resilient and persevere. It takes determination to achieve the goal of making changes in your life.

The Eagles want listeners to keep pushing themselves to get what they want. The song resonates with listeners of all ages because we all face obstacles in our lives. This song was recorded in the 70s, but it still works today. This is a timeless classic that will stand the test of time. Fans appreciate the realistic theme of the song. The song has a long shelf life because of the realism of the lyrics. We all face problems in life so that is something we can relate to with this song.

# 8 – I Can’t Tell You Why

Pulling up in eighth place on our 10 Biggest Eagles Hits list is “I Can’t Tell You Why” from The Long Run album. The song was released in 1979. The song made it to number eight on the Billboard Top 100 charts. It peaked at number three on the Adult Contemporary charts. The song is about heartache. It’s about a man who is trying to come to terms with the end of his relationship. He tries to make sense of why it hurts him that his relationship has ended. He tells his ex that he doesn’t understand why he’s hurt. He still loves her and wishes things could have worked out. He knows he needs to move on from her, but he can’t do it.

“I Can’t Tell You Why” is a straightforward song about someone who can’t move on from the love they lost. Moving on from a breakup can be hard. Some people take a long time to move on while others can get over it right away. The Eagles describe the challenges people face when they are dealing with heartache. The breakup hurts more when you’re still in love with the person who walked away.

Fans love the directness of the lyrics. The Eagles get right to the point when they talk about the pain of losing someone you love. The song connects with listeners because we can understand the feeling. Fans found this song comforting because it meant they weren’t alone with the way they felt. “I Can’t Tell You Why” is popular with generations of fans because the song has great music and emotional lyrics. The song has a profound effect on people’s lives.

# 7 – Take It to the Limit

The seventh song on our list is “Take It to the Limit” and appears on the One of These Nights album. The single was released in 1975. The song reached number four on the Billboard Top 100 charts. The track is about overcoming your fears to achieve your dreams. It encourages listeners to take chances and push themselves to their limit even when they are facing obstacles. The song opens with a man thinking about a woman who may have loved him, and he didn’t know about it. He’s a dreamer who had trouble making commitments. He has trouble accomplishing his goals, but he’s going to keep trying even if it means he’s turning down a dead-end street. He’s going to find a new path to see where it leads. It’s easy to get caught up in material possessions and lose sight of what’s important.

“Take It to the Limit” is a thought-provoking song that teaches you to take a chance in life. You may face obstacles, but you should take a chance. The song is an inspiration for people who want to take chances in life. The Eagles chose to talk about a man possibly pursuing a relationship. The man in their story contemplated a relationship with someone who was in love with him. The Eagles managed to mix inspiration with romance with this song.

This is a brilliant idea because it keeps the song interesting. Fans can enjoy both stories in the song. The song was written decades ago, but diehard fans and new fans can still embrace this song. Fans enjoyed listening to the Eagles’ harmonies. We applaud Randy Meisner’s soaring vocals in the song. The notes he holds are memorable and help make this song a classic.

# 6 – Lyin’ Eyes

In sixth place is “Lyin’ Eyes” from the One of These Nights album and was released in 1975. The song reached number two on the Billboard Top 100 charts. It reached number eight on the Country charts. It was their only entry on the Top 40 Country charts until their single “How Long” peaked on the charts in 2007. The Eagles won a Grammy for this track. The song is about what happens when money outweighs love. A woman wanted to get together with a man who has money.

She found a rich older guy and married him. She’s trapped in a loveless marriage. The woman pretends to live a happy life. She dresses up and goes out with her husband. It is all a lie. She is lonely and miserable. The woman ends up having an affair. Her husband knows that she’s seeing another man when she goes out. She knows she can’t leave her husband. The affair is just a way to forget about her unhappy life.

“Lyin’ Eyes” is a cautionary tale about being careful about what you wish for in life. It teaches you that it’s not always good to marry someone for money instead of love. If you get married for the wrong reasons, you may have an unhappy life. The Eagles told a dramatic story that will keep listeners invested until the end.

The story they tell sounds like something from a movie. Fans love drama and enjoyed it with this song. The Eagles harmonies are fantastic here. The instrumentation sounds heavenly. The music will please country fans as well as rock fans. The guitar riffs are out of this world. This song may not be relatable to everyone, but the story will hold your attention. This is a song that deserves airplay because of the exciting story.

# 5 – Best of My Love

We’re at the halfway point of the 10 Biggest Eagles Hits list with “Best of My Love.” The song appears on The Boarder album and was released in 1974. The song topped the Top 100 charts. This is the Eagles‘ first number one song. It was also number one on the Adult Contemporary charts. The track is about a couple who are going through problems. They try to talk things over but have trouble communicating. He wishes he could go back to a time when things were easier between them. They had each other, but that wasn’t enough. They are slipping away from each other. The couple wasted their time with small talk and wine. They don’t have time for each other. He’s trying to give his all to save the relationship.

“Best of My Love” tells a story about a couple who are doing anything to try and save their relationship, but it is slipping away. The song describes the pain and frustration of saving a relationship that may not be worth saving. If you have been in a troubling relationship, this theme should be familiar to you. The Eagles did a pretty good job focusing on what happens when you are struggling to fix something that is broken. You may still love the person, but it may not be enough to save the relationship.

Eagles’ fans know how it feels to struggle to hold on to a relationship so they would be glued to the radio to listen to the Eagles sing their song. The song is so enjoyable that it has been covered by numerous artists. The track has been covered by John Lees, 5th Dimension, Yvonne Elliman, Rod Stewart, as well as others. The song also appeared in movies. The song is a staple on soft rock and adult contemporary stations. It will resonate with long time fans and new fans.

# 4 – One of These Nights

Our fourth pick is “One of These Nights” from the album of the same name. The single was released in 1975. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 100 charts. It’s their second single to peak at number one on the charts. It’s about a man who wants to form a connection with someone. He feels lost and in the dark. He wants to find a way to get close to someone. He feels lost, but he continues to search for the connection he longs to have. If he keeps searching, he will find what he’s looking for in life. He will go through a lot, but he won’t give up. The right person will come along and bring him joy.

“One of These Nights” is a reflective song that is about the longing we all have to make a deep connection with someone. The Eagles encourage listeners to take risks in life so we can find what we’re looking for. We all want to have a deep connection with someone. We will do whatever it takes to find the connection. This song is relatable to anyone who has had trouble making connections with people.

This song will let you know that if you keep searching, you will find what you’re looking for. The song remains popular because of its strong harmonies, reflective lyrics and exquisite music. This is a song you can listen to without getting tired of it. Fans of easy listening, adult contemporary and rock music will enjoy this song.

# 3 – Heartache Tonight

Coming in at number three on our list is “Heartache Tonight” from The Eagles’ The Long Run album. The song was released in 1979. The song reached number one on the Billboard Top 100 charts. The track sold over one million copies. It’s a story about two stubborn people who refuse to give up their pride and admit they are wrong. They argue knowing the outcome will lead to heartache. They know the relationship is going to end badly. Heartache is inevitable, but how you deal with it is what matters.

“Heartache Tonight” is a poignant song about a couple who don’t see eye to eye. The song teaches you not to let your pride get in the way when it concerns love. It’s a warning to couples not to refuse to compromise and admit when you are at fault. Couples should take a step back and decide if the pain and heartache is worth it in the end. The Eagles didn’t just make a bitter song about a couple who break up.

They recorded a song with an important message for couples. They want the fans to realize that pride doesn’t hold a relationship together. The Eagles turned a story about a struggling couple into a hit song. This subject is something that happens with a lot of couples. It’s a theme that doesn’t get old no matter when it’s written. The theme will always keep a song like this one relevant.

# 2 – New Kid in Town

The runner up on our 10 Biggest Eagles Hits list is “New Kid in Town.” The song appears on the Hotel California album. It was released in 1977. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 100 charts. The single won a Grammy and went gold. “New Kid in Town” takes on two meanings.

One meaning is about a band who is basically treated like royalty for a short period of time. Things change when a new band emerges. The other band gets pushed aside for the new act that comes along. The other meaning is about a relationship that ends because she’s looking for something better. She leaves him because she believes she can find something better with a new man.

“New Kid in Town” is a double entendre because it has two meanings to it. The Eagles give fans the opportunity to take away two meanings from this song. The song gives you two perspectives. No matter which perspective you take from this song, it’s about wanting something new instead of something familiar. Some people appreciate the shiny new toy over the one that is reliable and that’s the message the Eagles are trying to convey with this song.

It happens with different things in life so we applaud The Eagles for going in this direction with the song. People can be fickle, and the Eagles explained that in the song. Fans appreciate something different and that’s what the Eagles gave us. This is a theme that will remain in the world, and they discovered it decades ago. This song is still a favorite among fans.

# 1 – Hotel California

The number one song on our 10 Biggest Eagles Hits list is “Hotel California” It appears on the album of the same name. The song was released in 1977. The song topped the Billboard Top 100 charts. The song went platinum. “Hotel California” is one of the Eagles’ biggest hits. The song won a Grammy award. The song has been on many lists and polls as one of the greatest songs of all time.

“Hotel California” is about a man who experiences something he’s never been through before. He drives down a deserted road and ends up at a mysterious hotel. The hotel seemed normal at first and then it became ominous. The man realizes that everything seems perfect, but it really isn’t. Unexpected things happen at the hotel. He wants to leave, but he’s warned that people never leave the hotel.

“Hotel California” is a cryptic story about a man who gets stuck in a hotel and can’t leave. The metaphoric song may have the wheels spinning in your mind. You may take away different meanings from this song. The Eagles left the song up for different interpretations. The track has symbolism and dark themes that will make you think about your life and where it’s heading. It’s up to the listeners to decide what this song means to them. Fans love this song for the memorable instrumentation.

The music is infectious and is hard to ignore. The Eagles combine multiple sounds to make the music work. If you are a fan of guitar riffs, you will fall in love with this song. If you are a diehard fan of the Eagles, you will recognize the music instantly. Casual fans may recognize the song from the amazing chorus. The song is so popular that it has been covered by different artists. The song was covered and sampled by Al B. Sure!, The Killers, Frank Ocean, The Orb, as well as others. This song was recorded decades ago and can still be heard on the radio today.

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