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Recorded: 1975-1980
Charted: October 22, 1982

Rating: 3.688 (average of 8 ratings)

Genre: California classic-rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Hotel California
  2. Heartache Tonight
  3. Seven Bridges Road (live)
  4. Victim of Love
  5. The Sad Café
  6. Life in the Fast Lane
  7. I Can’t Tell You Why
  8. New Kid in Town
  9. The Long Run
  10. After the Thrill Is Gone

Total Running Time: 46:40

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 11.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 15.0


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 52
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • New Kid in Town (12/18/76) #1 US, #20 UK, #2 AC, #43 CW, gold single
  • Hotel California (2/26/77) #1 US, #8 UK, #10 AC, gold single
  • Life in the Fast Lane (5/14/77) #11 US
  • Heartache Tonight (10/6/79) #1 US, #40 UK, #38 AC, gold single.
  • The Long Run (12/1/79) #8 US, #66 UK, #34 AC
  • I Can’t Tell You Why (2/23/80) #8 US, #3 AC
  • Seven Bridges Road (12/20/80) #21 US, #17 AC, #55 CW

Notes: If you’re looking for a larger compilation, the 2003 2-CD set The Very Best of includes all of these songs as well as the 10 cuts that comprised Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and another 13 tracks. Of course, at a grand total of 33 songs, that compilation covers a full half of the material released on the Eagles original six studio albums.

Greatest Hits Volume 2
“With the Eagles having officially disbanded in May 1982, leaving behind eight Top 40 hits that followed the release of the spectacularly successful Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, Asylum Records naturally compiled a second hits collection for fall 1982 release. Seven of those hits were included (the exception being the seasonal ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’), along with three LP tracks, one each from One of These Nights, Hotel California, and The Long Run.” WR

“Disdained by longtime fans and by the Eagles themselves, the collection was perfect for listeners who knew the band through number one radio hits like New Kid in Town, Hotel California, and Heartache Tonight. It also spared them having to buy mediocre albums like The Long Run and Eagles Live just to have copies of the best-known songs from those releases. No wonder, then, that over the years Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 achieved multi-platinum status.”

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Last updated February 1, 2011.