Top 10 Best Eagles Songs

Best songs by the Eagles - one of the finest rock bands ever.
The Top Ten
1 Hotel California

It's one of the best rock songs ever. To be honest, it's one of the best songs of all time. The songwriting for this song is just genius, and the solo is awesome.

It truly held its own considering it was released in the same decade as masterpieces such as Stairway to Heaven by Zeppelin and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Just a great song!

This was the song I selected for my first live performance! I will always remember it that way. Its rhythm is historic, and I sure hope it will be remembered as a classic. It shows the amazing power of the acoustic guitars!

2 Take It Easy

I put this song on whenever I need to sing my heart out. Just when you think it can't get any better, the banjo kicks in, and you're overwhelmed with excitement.

I remember taking my girlfriend to Arizona. It was her first trip to the Grand Canyon State. Ironically, we were on our way to Winslow when the song just happened to come on the radio.

We sang along, "Woo, Oooh, Whoo!"

I like this song more than Hotel California. Hotel California is great but is overplayed.

This song is the best Eagles song!

3 Take It to the Limit

The Eagles had probably the most talented ensemble of musicians of any band ever. It's a crying shame they couldn't have stopped fighting among themselves to realize 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 all-time greats. Regardless, he gave us this song, truly one of the all-time greats.

4 Desperado

The best classic rock song. It is unique. Once the singing starts, it doesn't stop.

The drums don't begin until halfway through, and 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. Despite the lack of crazy wailing guitar solos and showy drumming, this song is profoundly beautiful and melodic.

It should be first on the list, not because the others are bad, but because this song is truly a masterpiece.

5 One of These Nights

Best Eagles song, can listen to it all day. This, Witchy Woman, and Already Gone are definitely underrated here.

But then again, the Eagles had so many great songs it's hard to choose.

Should be #1, pure and simple. The pinch harmonics at the end of the song, especially, really are an audio delight for us guitar players!

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

6 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, nor will there ever be, with such perfect harmonies and great songs.

I am so glad I lived in the '70s and got to see them in concert. RIP Glenn. The world has lost a tremendous musician.

This is just a slow-building classic, unconventional in its structure. I'm always amazed at how they thought of putting this particular music together to fit the narrative of the lyrics.

I'm not a big fan of the Eagles, but this and Peaceful Easy Feeling are up there.

7 Lyin' Eyes

Hotel California is a great classic song. But I've heard it too many times. This song is just a nice peaceful song.

It's a great one to listen to. It has been my favorite since I first heard it.

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

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

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.

I love the guitar. It's the best in rock and roll. The guitar players are the greatest.

Followed by Hotel California, followed by Heartache Tonight!

9 Peaceful Easy Feeling

My favorite Eagles song. The melody and lyrics show you 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.

Not very famous, but it's a hidden beauty. The music is slow and calming, and the lyrics are really meaningful.

I 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.

10 Already Gone

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, it's hard to say how it isn't in the top 5.

Overall, it's an excellent song. Why can't they make music like this in the 21st century?

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.

The Contenders
11 Witchy Woman

I loved it when Don Felder dedicated this song to Tiger Woods at Orange Beach.

Just to show that the boys can do a rock song as well as any other band.

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

12 Love Will Keep Us Alive

Timothy B. Schmit is such an underrated singer. I could listen to him all day!

We had the band learn this song for our wedding!

This is the most romantic hit of all time.

13 Tequila Sunrise

Lyin' Eyes and this rank as my favorites. Take another shot of courage, wonder why the right words never come.

I get chills listening to it still, perhaps even more now!

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

Amazing tune from an amazing group. My favorite along with Lyin' Eyes, New Kid, Desperado - you get my drift.

Take another shot of courage, wonder why the right words never come!

14 The Best of My Love

The best ever! Awesome lyrics... beautiful guitar sounds... and his voice is just awesome! I love it.

Can't stop playing it again and again!

It's not my favorite, but it deserves to be higher than this, so I'm voting for it.

This should be higher. It's a beautiful song.

15 The Last Resort

Just as true today as when it was written 43 years ago, sad to say. It's truly heartbreaking what people will do and have done for power and greed. This song speaks of the white man's shortcomings in American history all too eloquently.

This song takes all of America's and religion's "inconvenient truths" and rolls them into one masterpiece of a song. This song should be required listening for every American.

Easily the best Eagles song. Powerful lyrics and a soothing tune. One of my all-time favorites.

I'm sure anyone familiar with the Eagles will agree with me.

16 I Can't Tell You Why

Such a soothing song. Perfect for relaxing and chilling out. I wonder why this isn't in the top ten.

The guitar riff is good too. Amazing vocals.

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

This song makes me nostalgic. It has a very unique melody and great lyrics.

17 Heartache Tonight

Another simple Eagles song, but with perfection in instruments and vocals.

Hotel California is the best, but this should be in the top ten.

I like this song a lot. It should be in a higher spot.

18 Wasted Time

In my opinion, this is one of the best songs of all time. The exquisite interpretation of Don, with continuous changes in the modulation of his voice to express his inner feelings, turns this song into a masterpiece.

The lyrics and music are a dramatic cocktail of deep feelings that will impact any music lover.

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

The most meaningful song. It's still more relevant every day.

19 Try and Love Again

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.

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.

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 as it should have been.

20 Victim of Love

Joe Walsh's finest performance with the Eagles. I don't even particularly like the band, but this is great stuff, definitely deserving a spot in the top ten.

For some reason, it isn't as popular as the syrupy Best of My Love stuff. Their loss.

This song should be higher up. Of course, Hotel California is a better song, but this one deserves some recognition.

I love this song and all the songs above and below this one. The Eagles are great.

21 In the City

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

22 Waiting in the Weeds

An extremely powerful song with lyrics that can fit a dozen different situations in life if you think about it.

Slightly long, but its 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."

Terrific! That's the thing I can say. It's a very big shame that people prefer to listen to these new singers.

They just pay attention to their clips and try to attract youth by making their clips overly provocative.

23 How Long

The best version is the live one from 1974, with the four original Eagles.

24 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.

25 Seven Bridges Road

Our 2-year-old loves the song and can sing the majority of it. It's not totally clear, but she has it down!

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

It's such a vibrant song! Beautiful lyrics! One of the best a cappella and acoustic songs I have ever heard.

And the guitar is so melodic. Beautiful song overall.

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