How Long (J. D. Souther song)

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"How Long"
Single by Eagles
from the album Long Road Out of Eden
Released August 20, 2007 (U. S.)
Format CD single
Recorded 2007
Genre Hard rock, country rock, rock and roll
Length 3:15
Label Lost Highway
Writer(s) J. D. Souther
Producer(s) Eagles, Steuart Smith, Richard F. W. Davis, Scott Crago, Bill Szymczyk
Eagles singles chronology
"No More Cloudy Days"
"How Long"
"Busy Being Fabulous"

"How Long" is a song written by the American musician J. D. Souther. It was originally recorded by Souther for his 1972 debut solo album, John David Souther, but was not released as a single.

The Eagles, who were 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, although the Eagles are not usually considered a country group. It was the band's first Grammy since 1979.[1]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2007-2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 76
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 110
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 7
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 23
US Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard) 38