How Long (J. D. Souther song)
|Single by Eagles|
|from the album Long Road Out of Eden|
|Released||August 20, 2007 (U. S.)|
|Writer(s)||J. D. Souther|
|Producer(s)||Eagles, Steuart Smith, Richard F. W. Davis, Scott Crago, Bill Szymczyk|
|Eagles singles chronology|
"How Long" is an anti-war protest song by American singer-songwriter J. D. Souther. Written in 1971 as a reaction against the Vietnam War, it was originally recorded by Souther for his 1972 debut solo album, John David Souther. It was given a limited release as a promotional 7-inch 45 rpm single in 1972 with Souther's "The Fast One" on the B-side.
The Eagles, longtime friends and collaborators with Souther, frequently performed "How Long" in concert during the early and mid-70s. In 2007, the band covered the song for their album Long Road Out of Eden, the group's first full studio album since 1979. A year later, their version of the song won the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It was the band's first Grammy since 1979.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||76|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||110|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||1|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||7|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||23|
|US Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)||38|
- "The Eagles, 'Long Road Out of Eden'". Billboard. October 29, 2007.
- Reno, Jamie (December 2008). "Souther Rises Again". San Diego Magazine: 172.
- "How Long"/"The Fast One". Asylum A-11009
- Cashmere, Paul (2008-02-11). "Eagles Win First Grammy In 29 Years". Undercover.com.au. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
- "Eagles Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Eagles.
- "Eagles Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Eagles.
- "Eagles Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Eagles.
- "Eagles Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Eagles.
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