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.