Fly Like An Eagle Songs Ranked

Fly Like an Eagle is the ninth studio album by American rock group Steve Miller Band. The album was released in May 1976 (see 1976 in music) by Capitol Records in the United States, Canada, and Japan and Mercury Records in Europe. The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification from the RIAA. It was voted number 400 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s All-Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). In 2012, the album was ranked number 445 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Here are all of Fly Like An Eagle’s songs ranked.

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12. Mercury Blues

“The song “Mercury Blues” takes him right back to his Texas blues roots with nice blues laden rocking overtones and a bright future. While “Fly Like An Eagle” soars, and is probably the most successful song he’s ever written, where he manages to draw deeply from his psychedelic past.”

11. The Window

“The Window closes out the album with the return of Jachym Young’s B-3, but this time the keyword is subtlety; there is none of the bombast of Fly Like An Eagle, and is a fine way of wrapping up this great long player.”

11. Dance, Dance, Dance

“We then have the country-ish “Dance Dance Dance” which is country to the core and features some great acoustic work from Steve and dobro from John McFee. This track was inexplicably excised from the mid-1980s reissued LP or cassette for some reason but appeared on the original album, cassette (and the 1991 cassette reissue), 8-track and CD (remastered CD version as well). “

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9. Sweet Maree

” Then the echoplexed induced wind segues into the bluesy “Sweet Maree” which featured the legendary James Cotton on harmonica and staccato acoustic guitar with limited lyrics from Miller and is a showcase for Cotton’s harmonica and Miller’s bluesy electric guitar soloing.”

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8. Serenade

“Serenade,” a song that will draw chills we’ve almost forgotten Miller could bring out in us. It’s a rocking social comment if ever there was one, where he’s returned to his past again, mixing the vocals and the guitars on an equal level, evoking a feeling of sonic layered depth and importance, with a percussion that has a great new kick, one not heard before and quite refreshing … probably the strongest and best number on the record.”

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7. Blue Odyssey

“It’s virtually impossible for me to pick out the best track from an LP I’ve known for 25 years. I love Miller’s synthesiser doodles, particularly on ‘Blue Odyssey’. I guess the title track is the stand-out — it was a little too long to be played to death by the FM stations.”

6. Wild Mountain Honey

“First update after casual listening- Wild Mountain Honey, WOW in surround! Was never a big fan of this song but it takes on a whole different dimension in surround. The psychedelic quality really comes out. Steve’s voice on the center speaker soothes while the music dances all around you. Wonderful.”

Steve Miller Band, San Francisco, CA, 1968 | Elaine Mayes

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5. You Send Me

“.There’s an unusual take on Sam Cooke’s ‘You Send Me’ where it sounds like Steve has off-tuned his guitar and it’s quite beautiful, Miller has a great voice, an underrated singer and guitarist if you ask me.”

4. Fly Like an Eagle

“While “Fly Like An Eagle” soars, and is probably the most successful song he’s ever written, where he manages to draw deeply from his psychedelic past. The song is full of sound effects, shiny little eggs to surprise you, and a great clean mix of clean clear smooth vocals and instrumentation.”

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3. Rock’n Me

“Sandwiched within are the solid Mercury Blues and the one-two punch of Rock’n Me. Another instantly gripping drum-guitar hook kicks off Rock’n Me and reappears amid the smooth flow held together by Miller’s engaging story of a man seeking a job anywhere to support his girl.”

2. Space Intro

“We begin the album with winds ala echo-plex and the synthesizer laced “Space Intro” which was a great intro. Then the echo-plexed winds segue into the album’s title cut which was a Top 5 hit in early 1977. The song developed from when it was called “In the Ghetto” in the early 1970s.”

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1. Take the Money and Run

“Take The Money And Run” is a majestic stoner’s delight ah-la an updated story of Bonnie and Clyde. The unexpected hand claps will bring a righteous smile to your face, and the fact that the duo get away with the crime is just fine with me.”