The Long Run Songs Ranked

The Long Run is the sixth studio album by American rock group the Eagles. It was released in 1979, on Asylum in the United States and the United Kingdom. This was the first Eagles album to feature Timothy B. Schmit, who had replaced founding member Randy Meisner, and the last full studio album to feature Don Felder before his termination from the band in 2001. This was the band’s final studio album for Asylum Records. It also turned out to be their last studio album as the Eagles disbanded in 1980, until 2007’s Long Road Out of Eden after the band had reformed in 1994. Three singles were released from the album, “Heartache Tonight”, “The Long Run”, and “I Can’t Tell You Why”. “Heartache Tonight” reached No. 1 on the singles chart and won a Grammy Award. The album was certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA and has sold more than eight million copies in the US. Here are all of The Long Run songs ranked.

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10. The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks

“This song is an attempt to pay tribute to 60’s frat rock/garage rock and it works for the most part. If only it had a more appropriate vocal. I really don’t think Henley has a raw enough voice to pull this off and he seems to just be going through the motions.”

9. The Disco Strangler

“It starts with a good riff, too bad the song becomes repetitive and obsessive. “The disco strangler” is the absolute low point of the Eagles career with Don Henley sounding ridiculous.”

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8. Teenage Jail

“For how slow this song starts and how the vocals drag on, I could almost compare them to the Black Sabbath of the West. “Teenage Jail” has two wicked guitar solos.”

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7. In the City

“Great song. Originally recorded by Joe as a solo artist for the soundtrack to The Warriors movie soundtrack (a must-watch teenage guy movie centered around street gangs in New York). The Eagles (or some of them) re-recorded it for this album just a few months after the solo version.”

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6. King of Hollywood

“Side One ends with a slow burn pleasant surprise. Running at just under six and a half minutes, this song rips into Hollywood’s casting couch and is essentially “The Ballad of Harvey Weinstein” before he became the worst in a long line of Hollywood elites that thought it was their privilege to provide or promise access in exchange for sex. All three guitar players contribute fine leads and Henley and Frey share the vocals with great results here.”

5. Those Shoes

“Really special piece. Perhaps the most modern of the album. The bass line is spectacular, the vocal, guitar and talkbox effects really weird.”

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4. The Sad Cafe

“The album closes with yet another Henley vocal on the somber but somewhat satisfying “The Sad Cafe.” Yes, this might put you to sleep, but for some reason it sort of works as the last track in the Eagles’ pre-reunion studio catalog. Maybe it’s the David Sanborn sax solo.”

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3. The Long Run

“The album kicks of with the title track that is very well known and still gets played on rock/70’s radio stations to this day. I never understood the appeal of this song. It is slow, dull and uninspired. The lead guitar whines so much I think it is even more annoying than Henley’s half asleep vocal. (1 star-for the band seemingly playing in tune.)”

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2. Heartache Tonight

“Here’s the highlight. As it happens Henley, Frey and associates wrote it together with an old rock freak: Bob Seger! Slide guitars, catchy chorus, a rhythmic base reminiscent of a good ride in a canyon.”

1. I Can’t Tell You Why

” If the Boybands had existed in the late seventies, they would have sung songs like this, but without the style that the Eagles are able to instill in us. In the end it is a little classic.