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Song of the day for February 22, 2024

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Today’s song is by The Eagles, its called Hotel California.

On this date in 1977, the Eagles released “Hotel California,” the iconic title track from their fifth studio album. The six-and-a-half-minute-long song was written by Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey. After entering the Billboard Hot 100 on February 26, the single became their fourth to reach No.1 on that chart. “Hotel California” later earned them a Grammy for Record of the Year, while the song endures as the band’s signature hit.

The song is considered the best-known recording by the band. In 1998 its long guitar coda was voted the best guitar solo of all time by readers of Guitarist. The song was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978. The lyrics of the song have been interpreted by fans and critics alike. The Eagles themselves describing the song as their “interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles.” In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Henley said that the song was about “a journey from innocence to experience … that’s all.”

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