Billboard #1 Hits: #416: “New Kid In Town”- The Eagles. February 26, 1977. #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “New Kid In Town”- The Eagles
  • Record Company- Asylum
  • Genre: Soft Rock
  • Written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther
  • Time: 5:04
  • B-side:”Victim Of Love”
  • Album- Hotel California
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #20 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.

I didn’t realize this- “New Kid In Town” was the first single from Hotel California- I figured it was the heavily overplayed- overrated title track. J.D. Souther came up with the chorus for the song- the band thought it was a hit but didn’t know what to do with it. A year later when the band gathered to make the album Souther, Henley and Frey finished it. Souther has denied the rumours that the song is about Bruce Springsteen.

5 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #416: ” NEW KID IN TOWN”- THE EAGLES – FEBRUARY 26, 1977

  1. I actually love that song…even from when I first got album I liked it better than title track or ‘Life in the Fast Lane’. Frey’s shining moment of the 70s

  2. I had this single. I didn’t want the Hotel California album because the title track was so over-played and so long. Even at a young age I knew I’d grow tired of it eventually — and did.

  3. I was a fan of the Eagles, but didn’t care for this song back when it was released. I don’t know why, but it just bored and depressed me for some odd reason. I like it more now, though it’s not my favorite. I do love ‘Hotel California’ though.

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