Best of My Love (Eagles song)

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"Best of My Love"
Single by Eagles
from the album On the Border
B-side "Ol' '55"
Released November 5, 1974
Format 7"
Recorded Olympic Sound Studios, London
Genre Country rock, soft rock, folk rock
Length

3:25 (AM Radio Edit)

4:34 (Album Version)
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Don Henley, Glenn Frey, J.D. Souther
Producer(s) Glyn Johns
Eagles singles chronology
"James Dean"
(1974)
"Best of My Love"
(1974)
"One of These Nights"
(1975)

"Best of My Love" is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and J.D. Souther. It was originally recorded by the Eagles (with Henley singing lead vocals), and included on their 1974 album On the Border. The band's first Billboard Hot 100 #1 single in March 1975, the song also topped the easy listening (adult contemporary) chart for one week a month earlier.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

"Best of My Love"
Song by Brooks & Dunn from the album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles
Released October 12, 1993
Genre Country
Length 4:38
Label Giant
Writer Don Henley
Glenn Frey
J.D. Souther
Producer Don Cook
Scott Hendricks
Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles track listing
"Already Gone"
(Tanya Tucker)
(11)
"Best of My Love"
(12)
"The Sad Café"
(Lorrie Morgan)
(13)

Prior to the release of the Eagles version as a single, John Lees released his version of "Best of My Love" as a single in 1974. Another early cover was by Tanya Tucker recorded in 1974 in her final sessions for Columbia Records; her version was first issued on the You Are So Beautiful album in June 1977. "Best of My Love" has also been recorded by Yvonne Elliman on her 1975 album Rising Sun; by La Costa on her 1976 album Lovin' Somebody; by reggae group Aswad on their 1990 album, Too Wicked; and by Rod Stewart on his 2006 album Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time. Brooks & Dunn remade "Best of My Love" for the Eagles tribute album, Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 84. 
Preceded by
"Morning Side of the Mountain" by Donny and Marie Osmond
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single
February 1, 1975 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Sweet Surrender" by John Denver
Preceded by
"Pick Up the Pieces" by The Average White Band
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
March 1, 1975 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Have You Never Been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John
Preceded by
"Mandy" by Barry Manilow
Canadian RPM number-one single
March 1, 1975 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Have You Never Been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John