Best Eagles Songs

Best songs by the Eagles - one of the finest rock bands ever.

The Top Ten

1 Hotel California

One of the greatest songs of all time with a fantastic and trademark guitar solo

This was the song I selected for my 1st live performance! And I will always remember it that way. It's rythm is historic and I sure hope it will be remembered as a classic! Show's the amazing power of the acoustic guitars!

This song made me love English numbers
I love this song very much,
I love eagles... What a guitar.. I get overwhelmed after

A very very exquisite song! letter and mesic both!

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2 Take It Easy

I put this song on whenever I need to sing my bean off. Just when you think it can't get any better the banjo kicks in and you dribble down your leg... Ahh!

This song is awesome I always sing to this song because I know every word to it to me this the eagles best songs but you know they have many many more hits that I like but this one is just my favorite - michaelwalton

This a great tune to listen to

I like this song more than hotel California. Hotel California is great but is overplayed this song is the best eagles song! - CalebMusic

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3 Desperado

One of the greatest songs and guitar solos ever! This song is a masterpiece and should be up there with Stairway to Heaven and Bohemian Rhapsody as the best rock song ever.

The best classic rock song. It is unique; one the singing starts, it doesn't stop, the drums don't begin until halfway through, there is no guitar solo. Everything is perfect about this song, from the amazing musicianship to the singing to the gradual build, not to mention some of the greatest lyrics ever. In this case, less is most certainly more, so despite the lack of crazy wailing guitar solos and showy drumming, this song is profoundly beautiful and melodic. This should be first on the list, not because the others are bad but because this song is truly a masterpiece.

Best song ever. There is nothing else that I could possibly say about this song. I heard it in my dad's car on the way home from my basketball practice and immediately fell in love with it. GO EAGLES.

This song is so beautiful! This song describes my life in a perfect way.

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4 Take It to the Limit

The Eagles had probably the most talented ensemble of musicians of any band... ever. It's a cryin' shame they couldn't have stopped fighting among themselves to have realized their full potential. Henley and Frey were known as the vocalists of the group, but Randy Meisner was actually the most talented. His shyness of the spotlight, lack of self-confidence and anxiety issues prevented him from "soaring like an eagle." Talent wise, he could've been one of the greats of all time. Regardless, he gave us this song, truly one of the all time greats.

Please take five minutes and with this song live 1977 at Capital Center with Randy singing the lead - it is pure vocal perfection and Joe Walsh and the rest of the gang singing back up. This song live at Capital Center is the best Eagles performance ever. Then... Watch it a few years later without Randy in the band. It is bad real bad. While the band was loaded top to bottom with talent, they were better - a lot better with Randy Meisner!

Great song. Should be well inside the top 10

One of the most meaningful soulful tracks in the Eagles catalog. Not only did Randy Meisner sing lead, he also played bass. Yet brain-dead idiots voted Tim B Schmit best bass player at 116 while Randy ranks at 307? TBS only survives by playing and singing Randy’s parts. Injustice at its best! Vote for Randy- he’s an original who deserves it!

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5 One of These Nights

Its a simply amazing song, my favorite lyric is I've been searching for the daughter
Of the devil himself
I've been searching for an angel in white
I've been waiting for a woman who's a little
Of both
And I can feel her but she's nowhere
In sight
Love it!

one of there best songs right after hotel california

Really atmospheric piece of music with multi layered harmonies and powerful guitar creating a sombre mood.

This car this song kills me when I'm having relationship problems

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6 Lyin' Eyes

This song totally deserves to be in the top 5 at lest! It is a classic! The melody is wonderful, beautiful vocals, and the lyrics are.. Well just breathtaking!

Fabulous melody with beautiful vocal harmonies, the usual well crafted lyrics makes this a timeless classic sounding as good now as it did when it was written.

Awesome song! My personal favourite..

My favorite song of all time

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7 New Kid in Town

New Kid In Town is my favorite Eagles song and Glenn Frey was my favorite Eagle. There has never been a band in history or ever will be with such perfect harmonies and such great songs. I am so glad I lived in the 70's and got to see them in concert. RIP Glenn. The world has lost a tremendous musician.

I'd have lyin' eyes if I said this isn't the best song ever...I can't tell you why but whenever I listen to this song I can take it easy because' I get a peaceful easy feeling...Great Song!

Does anyone else find her/himself in these lyrics? I don't mean literally but just that feeling when you love someone and you're losing her/him... And there's not much you can do...

No other band could've made this song so great.

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8 Life in the Fast Lane

Awesome guitar riff and slide guitar by Joe Walsh and Don Felder as well as great vocals by Don Henley in this AMAZING song.

Followed my hotel California, followed by heartache tonight!

Great riff, a raunchy yet sensitive vocal, and a wonderful story that is broad and rings true

Can't stop speeding

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9 Witchy Woman

How this song is not in the top 5 is beyond me.

One of the best groovy songs you jam to on repeat.

This song is so Groovy its Crazy Just talking about it makes me want to sing Woo Hoo Witchy Woman

One of the great song that has cool intro solo.

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10 Already Gone

Best guitar licks and awesome vocal harmonies.

All you need to do is listen to the first 15 seconds and you will know it deserves top 10. After you've heard the rest of the song its hard to say how it isn't in top 5.

But if he's already gone - why do we keep hearing him singing it? - Billyv

Why isn't this number one? ?
If you listen to the lyrics, it's all
about life and how we are all
in control of what we want and
what we do...
In addition, it is a great rock and
roll tune...

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The Contenders

11 Peaceful Easy Feeling

Not very famous, but it's a hidden beauty. Music is slow and calming, and the lyrics are really meaningful. Found it to be even better than Hotel California. A must-hear for all rock lovers.

Everybody loves this song. I play guitar at a restaurant where I live and if it looks like I'm starting to lose the crowd, I play this and they come right back.

My favorite Eagles' song. The melody and lyrics show you the way on how to be comfortable and content with who you are. If a woman rejects you, she isn't right for you, and it's best to find that out early. Be at peace with yourself and roll with the punches.

By far the best!

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12 Tequila Sunrise

I love Tequila Sunrise it is just a legendary song and should really be in the top ten.

Fantastic a perfect combination of music and lyric! Best song from the eagles playlist a must have!

First Eagles song that grabbed my thinking as to the layers of their lyrics and meanings. They are my favorite band of back in the day.

Best song by eagles - Singer4Freedom

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13 Love Will Keep Us Alive

this song soothes my anxious mind

My favorite, all time song!

I adore this songs its my real favorite

One of most greatest song I have ever heard

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14 I Can't Tell You Why

This song is so soothing and melodious. Wonder why its way down here, since I find it much better than Take it Easy, really.

This song makes me nostalgic, a very unique melody and great lyrics!

Such a soothing song. Perfect for relaxing and chilling out.
I wonder why this isn't in the top ten. Guitar riff is good too. Amazing vocals.


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15 The Best of My Love

Best ever! Awesome lyrics... Beautiful guitar sounds... And his voice is just awesome! I love it. Can't stop playing it again and again!

Its one of the best songs in the Soft Rock genre! The acoustic guitar is too good! Amazing chord-work! :-)

I've seen this song in top tens in other Eagles' lists, surprised it's not higher here

My Love isbast

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16 Heartache Tonight

This should be in a higher spot.

A very Soul Touching song. - ravishu0930u0935u0940u0936chaw

I like this song a lot. Should be in a higher spot. - TisonRockit

This is my favorite Eagles song next to Hotel California and Life in the fast lane

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17 Wasted Time

In my opinion this is one of the best songs of all times. The exquisite interpretation of Don with continuous changes in the modulation of his voice to express his inner feelings became this song in a master piece. Lyrics and music are a dramatic cocktail of deep feelings that will impact to any music lover.

Don does a fabulous job singing this song. Definitely deserves to be higher on the list.

Best meaningful song. Still more relevant everyday


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18 Try and Love Again

I agree this song is one of their best. I guess because Randy was on his way out of the band it wasn't promoted like it should have been.

There's no way this should be rated so low. It's an excellent track but it's from the incredible Hotel California album, so I guess that's why it gets overlooked, unlike lesser tunes from lesser albums.

What? Number 35? This is not the best song by The Eagles but it surely deserves to be in Top 10!

Personally my favorite! maybe because it's so personal to me since it reminds me of my family and childhood. but I love the lyrics so much and in general it's a really nice slow song that makes me happy and relaxed

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19 In the City

Hands down Awesome Song to blast in the car

As a Joe Walsh fan, it's almost impossible to not like this song.

How can you not love this song

Wariros come out to playyy

20 How Long

How Long did it me take to notice this is a true eagle classic

This song should be lower

21 Victim of Love

Joe Walsh's finest performance with the Eagles. I don't even particularly like the band but this is great stuff, no way not in the top ten. For some reason it isn't as popular as syrupy Best-of-My-Love stuff, their loss.

I love this song and all the songs above and under this one. Eagles is great

Should be higher

22 On the Border

I'd HIGHLY recommend this song.

Here are my top five
1. On the Boarder
2. Already Gone
3. Take It Easy
4. One of These Nights
5. Hotel California

It's just good.

As much as I love the entire Desperado album I think On the Border is my favorite album and the title song is my favorite. Disapointed that it never gets played.

23 The Long Run

Is this #22? This is by far my favorite song of all time! The rock and roll mixed with pop, funk and vocals make it a true song of the ages! - MatthewtheMagma

They start their concerts off with this one. I like the Eagles Live version with the great sax solo by Phil Kenzie.


I didn't realize I liked so many of there songs, this one is easy to listen to 😎

24 Get Over It

This song is amazing. If I hear it during the day all I can do the rest of the day is listen to this song. I could have it on an all day loop and never get bored. It is an insanely fun song and if you know the words you will find yourself singing along to it.

Are you kidding me not having this song in the top ten? It is an awesome message with an amazing musical rhythm with it. This is one of the Eagles best songs.

This song got me thru college. It reminds me that we are the masters of our own lives and how they turn out.

This isn't actually my favorite, but it is one of them and it deserves a higher spot.

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25 After the Thrill Is Gone

This song still sounds really poignant and has a beautiful tune with heartfelt lyrics. I loved it when I first heard it and continue to appreciate it as a beautiful song.

So weird such a great song is so low. But again they had so many great songs.

Great tune and lyrics...
"empty pages and a frozen pen"
Great words

Beautiful song

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26 The Last Resort

Never fails to send a shiver down my spine - great slow-burning anthem with thoughtful lyrics

Easily the best Eagles song. Powerful lyrics and soothing tune, One of my all time favorites. I'm sure anyone familiar with the eagles will agree with me.

Hotel California is one of the best songs ever made and is the best eagles song ever. However, I do believe the last resort is a way underrated song. Its great when you're in the mood

Last Resort has to be in the top few songs. Billboard has it rated 3rd. I can listen to it over and over.

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27 My Man

This is a beautifully written and sung tribute to Gram Parsons, backed by those gorgeous harmonies this band us known for. Unfortunately it gets little attention.

28 Waiting in the Weeds

Extremely powerful song with lyrics you can put in a dozen different situations of life if you think about it. Slightly long but it's end is awesome "answering the tune of the tide's eternal tune, phases of the moon, chambers of the heart, the egg the dart, a small grey spider spinning in the dark despite all the time the web is torn apart."

That's the thing I can say
It's a very big shame that people prefer to listen to these new singers. They just regard to their clips and try to attract youth by making their clips like a porn

Most powerful eagles lyrics I think... Always touches my heart..
Last part is my sleeping pill...

This is their BEST SONG for me! The 2 minute musical plus vocal ending that this song has just takes me to some other heavenly place! <3 Absolutely love it! - prateekj30

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29 The Sad Cafe

One of the best songs written by anyone ever. Very moving song and wonderful everything.

This is a lovely wistful song full of longing for days gone by. It has a beautiful guitar break and vocals.

One of the best slow songs I've heard.
Beautiful instrument work, great vocals, awesome lyrics!

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30 Those Shoes

This song has a classic wicked sound and harmony that really showcases the depth they had. Incredible guitar from two of the best ever.

This deserves to be much higher in this list. This song rocks!

This one is definitely in my top ten. I can't believe it's at number 40 here.

Who ranks these songs. Top 5 on my Eagles list.

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31 No More Cloudy Days

This song cure depression and gives courage

This sing relaxes me

32 Long Road Out of Eden

One the the Eagles greatest songs! Truly epic, spanning over ten minutes with brilliant lyrics and a powerful guitar solo.

I rate this song to the top of the list. Guitar Solo is best ever.

The most ignored song of eagles
But the best one

33 Hole in the World

I like the message of song

It is the song of earth

34 Seven Bridges Road

Its such a vibrant song! Beautiful lyrics! One of the best acapella's and acoustic songs I have ever heard! :D And the guitar is so melodic. Beautiful song overall.

In this recap, in my humble opinion it's 20 places too low...

Our 2yr old can loves the song and can sing the majority of the song. Not totally clear, but she has it down!

35 Good Day in Hell

Amazing song. One of the coolest tunes out there. Along with peaceful Easy Feeling and Get Over it, their most underrated. Everyone needs to check it out! Great slide guitar."Oh well, It's been a good day in Hell, Tomorrow I'll be glory bound"

36 Doolin-Dalton

Deserves much better ranking than 26, guess people haven't heard this song

Very confused as to why this is not in the top 15...

Must be with Desperado

I love this song! - angelkierb

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37 Fast Company
38 Outlaw Man

Epic song! Starts with a banjo and then transforms into a real good jive. Makes me want to shoot whiskey bottles and rob stagecoaches

39 Pretty Maids All in a Row

Great sad song this has to be at least 15th.

This is my favorite Eagles song. And it's not even closer

40 Learn to Be Still
41 I Wish You Peace

Can't believe someone didn't added this master piece

42 The Girl From Yesterday

More country perhaps than most Eagles fans like, but one of my favorites.

Was this Eagles or was this Glenn Frey solo?

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43 Guilty of the Crime
44 King of Hollywood

That groovy style complemented by the solos. Strange it wasn't already on the list.

45 Dirty Laundry

The eagles cover live is the best thing ever. That beat with there collective voices is second to none

Not the Eagles, Don Henley by himself

46 Journey of the Sorcerer

Simply awesome!

The creativity just flows out...

Deserves to be in the top 5 at least.

Amazing instrumental...

People really have bad choices on this site!

Number 2 after Bitter Creek


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47 Busy Being Fabulous

Love this one!

48 James Dean

Song about the greatest actor of all time

49 Certain Kind of Fool

You guys are deaf. Listen to this song...why hasnt anyone voted for this? It has so much meanings...and the song itself is eargasmic. One of the top tens at least. LISTEN AND VOTE.

50 Ol' 55

Love this song. Though I can't rate it number one my list it most certainly would be in my top 10 Eagles songs. I'm sure a lot of people aren't familiar with it... The only reason why I can imagine it is so far down the list.

The Eagles captured a sense or nostalgic longing for times past. It is a lovely arrangement on their hands.

Would probably rate it higher if the Eagles had written it, but this is actually a Tom Waits song.

A song which can be in top

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