Analyzing the Eagles’ top Spotify songsBy Ricardo Baca | October 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
Since the Eagles first built their career on combining old (country) with new (rock) back in 1971, itâ€™s fair to use a similar old-new perspective to view the groupâ€™s platinum-selling history.
So how does a 42-year-old band look via Spotify, 2013â€™s most powerful and relevant music-listening platform?
We look at five of the Eaglesâ€™ top 10 songs on the music-streaming service as Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and Don Henley prepare for their Oct. 5 appearance at the Pepsi Center.
No. 1. â€śHotel California.â€ť
Of course this percussive ballad is at the top. All over the world, people recognize this songâ€™s delicate intro and semi-Latin chorus. And for good reason. Itâ€™s the best song Henley, Frey and Don Felder ever wrote.
No. 4. â€śPeaceful Easy Feeling.â€ť
Whether the indie kids like it or not, you can hear so much of the modern folk movement (Avett Brothers, Blitzen Trapper) in this harmonic ditty.
No. 5. â€śOne of These Nights.â€ť
From its slinky intro to its iconic soft-rock falsetto finish, this song represents a very real time and place in country-rock.
No. 8. â€śLife in the Fast Lane.â€ť
More rock than country, this song isnâ€™t one of the bandâ€™s best. It more closely resembles Henleyâ€™s solo work, which shows its age more than the Eaglesâ€™ catalog.
No. 10. â€śBest of My Love.â€ť
The Eagles at their most earnest inspired multiple generations of pop-minded folkies. Would there be a Fleet Foxes without â€śBest of My Loveâ€ť?