Busy Being Fabulous

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"Busy Being Fabulous"
Single by Eagles
from the album Long Road out of Eden
Released January 2008 (U. S.)
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 4:17
Label Lost Highway
Writer(s) Don Henley, Glenn Frey
Producer(s) Eagles, Steuart Smith, Richard F. W. Davis, Scott Crago, Bill Szymczyk
Eagles singles chronology
"How Long"
"Busy Being Fabulous"
"What Do I Do with My Heart"

"Busy Being Fabulous" is the second single by the American rock band Eagles from their 2007 album Long Road out of Eden. Released in January 2008, it is their third Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, though the song bears little to no resemblance to country music.


The song features Don Henley on lead vocals, and lyrically describes a strained love life between a frustrated male and a female who spends far too much time trying to climb the social ladder, hence the lyric "You were just too busy being fabulous/Too busy to think about us".


The video for the song was released to YouTube in early February, and features the band performing the song at a dinner party in formal wear. Interspersed with the performance is the story of the song as it happens, featuring the band playing several different roles at once:

  • Timothy B. Schmit as a waiter
  • Glenn Frey as a bartender
  • Joe Walsh as both a policeman and a security guard (the cop and the guard are actually the same man). His sidekick for both roles is a monkey. At one point in the video, the monkey steals a wallet from a drunken party guest and gives it to Walsh.
  • Don Henley as both a party goer and Walsh's police partner (both are the same man).

The video also marks the first time Steuart Smith has appeared in any Eagles video.

Chart performance[edit]

"Busy Being Fabulous" entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts at number 40 on the chart week of February 23, 2008. It reached a peak of number 28 on the week of March 22 before falling the next week.

Chart (2008) Peak
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[1] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 28


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