Billboard #1 Hits: $423: “Hotel California” The Eagles. May 7, 1977. #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Hotel California”- The Eagles
- Record Company- Asylum
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Don Felder, Glenn Frey and Don Henley
- Time: 6:30
- B-side:”Pretty Maids All In A Row”
- Album- Hotel California
- Grade: C-
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #8 in UK Singles Chart.
I hate the f-in Eagles. I hate this song- I have accused the Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” as being the most overplayed song on rock radio- but I may be wrong. I will give it a C- for having borrowed the line “you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave” line. Until recently I had forgotten that this was the second single off of the Hotel California album- that “New Kid In Town” was released first- and also went to #1. This was The Eagles at the peak of their popularity. I do admit to being a fan of Don Henley’s limited solo career- he has released I believe 5 albums in nearly 40 years- I like the first three a lot and of course I like Ringo’s brother -in-law who should have received extra pay for having to hang around with these losers.