eagles songs listThe Eagles are an American rock band formed in 1971 who had amazing success in the US. They had 5 number 1 singles and 6 number 1 albums there. Here in the UK their chart success single wise was limited with 5 singles making the top 25, they also had 4 top 10 albums, 1 live album that made number 18 and 5 greatest hits album made the top 10 over the years.

The original members of the band were Glenn Frey (guitar and vocals), Don Henley (drums and vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitar and vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar and vocals).

Best Eagles Songs – The Singles

My list of the best Eagles songs from the 70’s will consist of song names, year released, position reached in the charts in the US, plus if applicable chart position reached in the UK.

  1. Take It Easy (1972) (12)
  2. Witchy Woman (1972) (9)
  3. Peaceful Easy Feeling (1972) (22)
  4. Tequila Sunrise (1973) (64)
  5. Outlaw Man (1973) (59)
  6. Already Gone (1974) (32)
  7. James Dean (1974) (77)
  8. Best Of My Love (1974) (1)
  9. One Of These Nights (1975) (1) (23)
  10. Lyin’ Eyes (1975) (2) (23)
  11. Take It To The Limit (1975) (4) (12)
  12. New Kid In Town (1976) (1) ( 20)
  13. Hotel California (1977) (1) (8)
  14. Life In The Fast Lane (1977) (11)
  15. Please Come Home For Christmas (1978) (18) (30)
  16. Heartache Tonight (1979) (1) (40)
  17. The Long Run (1979) (8) (66)
  18. I Can’t Tell You Why (1980) (8)
  19. Seven Bridges Road (1980) (21)

Seven Bridges Road was the last single to make the top 30 in the US.

 

 

Studio Albums

The studio albums list will consist of song names, year released, position reached in the charts in the US, plus if applicable chart position reached in the UK.

  1. Eagles (1972) (22)
  2. Desperado (1973) (41) (39)
  3. On The Border (1974) (17) (28)
  4. One Of These Nights (1975)
  5. Hotel California (1976) (1) (2)
  6. The Long Run (1979) (1) (4)
  7. Long Road Out Of Eden (2007) (1) (1)

Live Albums

  1. Eagles Live (1980) (6) (24)
  2. Hell Freezes Over (1994) (1) (18)

Greatest Hits Albums

  1. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) (1976) (1) (2)
  2. Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol 2 (1982) (52)
  3. The Best Of Eagles (1985) (8 in the UK)
  4. The Very Best Of The Eagles (1994) (4 in the UK)
  5. The Very Best Of The Eagles (2001) (3 in the UK)
  6. The Very Best Of / The Complete Greatest Hits (2003) (3) (9)

Let’s take a look at the tracklist of final greatest hits album to make the charts in both countries.

The Very Best Of / The Complete Greatest Hits

Disc 1

  1. Take It Easy
  2. Witchy Woman
  3. Peaceful Easy Feeling
  4. Desperado
  5. Tequila Sunrise
  6. Doolin-Dalton
  7. Already Gone
  8. Best Of My Love
  9. James Dean
  10. Ol’ ’55
  11. Midnight Flyer
  12. On The Border
  13. Lyin’ Eyes
  14. One Of These Nights
  15. Take It To The Limit
  16. After The Thrill Has Gone
  17. Hotel California

Disc 2

  1. Life In The Fast Lane
  2. Wasted Time
  3. Victim Of Love
  4. The Last Resort
  5. New Kid In Town
  6. Please Come Home For Christmas
  7. Heartache Tonight
  8. The Sad Cafe
  9. I Can’t Tell You Why
  10. The Long Run
  11. In The City
  12. Those Shoes
  13. Seven Bridges Road (live)
  14. Love Will Keep Us Alive
  15. Get Over It
  16. Hole In The World

 

 

 

Individual Hits

When the band split up in 1980 Glen Frey and Don Henley had a couple of solo hits here in the UK.

Glen Frey

The Heat Is On in 1985 reached number 2 in the US and number 12 in the UK

Smugglers Blues also in 1985 reached number 12 in the US and number 22 in the UK

Glen also had 4 other US singles that made the top 20

  1. The One You Love (1982) (15)
  2. Sexy Girl (1984) (20)
  3. You Belong To The City (1985) (2)
  4. True Love (1988) (13)

Don Henley

This Don Henley list will consist of song names, year released, position reached in the charts in the US, plus if applicable chart position reached in the UK.

  1. Dirty Laundry (1982) (3) (59)
  2. The Boys Of Summer (5) (12)
  3. All She Wants To Do Is Dance (1985) (9)
  4. Sunset Girl (1985) (22)
  5. The End Of The Innocence (8) (48)

I must mention Joe Walsh here as he was with the band when I saw them in 1994 (see below). He joined Eagles in 1975 after the departure of Bernie Leadon. His only top 20 hit in the UK was Life’s Been Good which reached number 14 in the UK and number12 in the US. It was a cracking song though.

 

 

Hell Freezes Over Tour

The Eagles broke up in 1980 but got back together to make the Hell Freezes Over album in 1994, the album was called this because whenever they were asked when they would get back together again they always said when hell freezes over. They then embarked on a Hell Freezes over tour between 1994-1996, my wife Gill and I were lucky enough to see them on this tour at Murryfield Stadium Edinburgh Scotland on the 8th April 1996. What a night.

 

The line up was

Glenn Frey: guitar, piano, vocals

Don Henley: drums, vocals

Joe Walsh: guitar, vocals

Don Felder: guitar, vocals

Timothy B. Schmit: bass, vocals

Setlist

Hotel California

Victim Of Love

New Kid In Town

Wasted Time

Pretty Maids All In A Row

The Girl From Yesterday

I Can’t Tell You Why

Ordinary Average Guy

Lyin’ Eyes

One Of These Nights

Silent Spring / Tequila Sunrise

Help Me Through the Night

Heart of the Matter

Love Will Keep Us Alive

You Belong to the City

The Boys of Summer

Funk #49

Dirty Laundry

Life’s Been Good

All She Wants to Do Is Dance

Heartache Tonight

Life in the Fast Lane

Get Over It

Rocky Mountain Way

Already Gone

Desperado

Take It Easy

Thanks to Eagles Online for this information.

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Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane with this post on the Best Eagles Songs. If you have leave a comment below, maybe you have seen them recently on their current tour. Perhaps like me you saw them years ago on one of their tours. What about your favourite Eagles song, my is probably Take It Easy.

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6 Replies to “Best Eagles Songs From The 70’s And Beyond”

  1. Excellent trip down memory lane with one of the all time great bands, The Eagles. Truly amazing the amount of popular music that this band put out. As a baby boomer, I was exposed to the Eagles during their glory years, which was the 70’s. Been a huge fan since I was a teenager, and continue to be to this day. I like how you also placed a few videos/songs in the article. I regret that I never saw the Eagles live, although I certainly would have if the timing had been better. I attended literally hundreds of concerts back in the day, but for whatever reason missed the Eagles. Thanks for putting this together. Tom

    1. Hi Tom, it’s nice to hear from a fellow Eagles fan. The band are still touring, a friend of mine went to see them last weekend at wembley stadium in London. She said they were amazing as always, age has not altered their singing or music playing I am glad to hear.

      Thanks for the comment and make sure you call back as I build the site.

      Frank

  2. I was a teenager in the 90s. I hear this every day.
    Yes, most of the songs you listed above are my favorites.
    I play them in the car.
    Thanks for the good old memories.
    Fred

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