Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A long run to No. 1

Beautiful faces and loud empty places
Look at the way that we live
Wastin' our time on cheap talk and wine

Left us so little to give

Not our favorite Eagles song by a long stretch, "Best of My Love" was released as a single on this date in 1974 and took its sweet time climbing the charts, finally hitting No. 1 in March the following year.  It was the first of five chart-toppers for the band.

"Best of My Love" has been a popular song at weddings, but did anybody take time to check the lyrics?  You might as well play "Heartache Tonight,"  which also ascended to No. 1.  Can you name the other three?  Shouldn't be too hard...


  1. "Lyin' Eyes" is a fine song, with a nice solo by Bernie Leadon, but I'm not sure they had any #1 records while he was still in the band.

  2. Couldn't name 'em without cheating, but I always liked Desperado, Take it Easy and Hotel California. The surprising thing to me is that Don Henley could come up with something as fine (and different) as Sunset Grill after he left the Eagles.

  3. A complete guess, like James with no cheating,: Hotel California, Take it Easy, Witchy Woman. How'd I do? Probably blew it.

  4. The others are "One of These Nights," a bit of surprise but Glenn Frey's personal favorite, "New Kid in Town," and "Hotel California." I might have guessed "Lyin' Eyes," which peaked at No. 2.