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Hotel California

#1 hit single by Eagles in 1974

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Brazilians love Hotel California

  • Dec 19, 2008
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When ever I think of The Eagles I think of Hotel California. And whenever I think of Hotel California, I think of Brazilians.

When I was in high school we had an exchange student from Brazil stay with us for a couple months. This girl would not stop singing Hotel California. It represented to her all that she believed California to be. Despite being stuck in Moreno Valley of all places, she still sang that California was such a lovely place. Somehow she missed the darkness of the lyrics.. or maybe she really DID understand what it meant to be living in MoVal.

It's odd that this song makes me nostalgic. It won a Grammy the year I was born. It paints a slightly frightening picture of my home state. Yet, any time I've heard it while away I focus on the "lovely place" and "plenty of room" lyrics and long to be home.

On a side note: Among the many many many covers of Hotel California is a pretty awesome one by Reel Big Fish. Man I love me some RBF.

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March 27, 2009
I love this song! It's one of my all time favorites. Have you heard the acoustic live version? It's so perfect... I can't believe that they did it live in concert. This song never gets old. One of my favorite covers of this song is by the Gypsy Kings. It makes me smile every time I hear it. I think that version was featured in the movie "The Big Lebowski" :)
 
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Quick Tip by . February 11, 2010
The Eagles are just absolutely awful. They're right up there with The Steve Miller Band.
review by . June 11, 2008
Hotel California
The Eagles have released numerous albums that have all stuck with me as I grew up listening to them.  Hotel California perhaps captures all of the best of their work through the years.  It is great to hear music from them, whether it is old or new - but it seems as if no matter what they do, and no matter when or where their music is heard, everybody seems to know who the Eagles are.  This album is great!
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"Hotel California" is the title song from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977. It is one of the best-known songs of the album-oriented rock era. Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. The Eagles' original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with an extended section of electric guitar interplay between Felder and Joe Walsh.

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