One of These Nights (song)
|"One of These Nights"|
Netherlands picture sleeve, unusually crediting "The Eagles"
|Single by Eagles|
|from the album One of These Nights|
|Released||May 19, 1975|
|Writer(s)||Don Henley, Glenn Frey|
|Eagles singles chronology|
"One of These Nights" is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded by the American rock band the Eagles. The title track from their One of These Nights album, the song became their second single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart after "Best of My Love" and also helped propel the album to number one. The single version was shortened from the album version of the song, removing most of the song's intro and most of its fade-out, as well. Henley is lead vocalist on the verses, while Randy Meisner sings high harmony (not lead) on the refrain. It also features a guitar solo from Don Felder "composed of blues-based licks and sustained string bends using an unusually meaty distortion tone."
According to Frey, the song is about putting things off. "We've all said, 'One of these nights I'm gonna do something -- get that girl, make that money, find that house.' We all have our dreams - a vision we hope will come true someday. When that 'someday' will come is up to each of us."
In the liner notes of The Very Best Of, Frey had this to say about the song:
|“||We had Don Henley's voice, which allowed us to go in a more soulful direction, which made me exceedingly happy. There's no doubt in my mind that One Of These Nights was the most fluid and "painless" album we ever made. A lot of things came together on One Of These Nights – our love of the studio, the dramatic improvement in Don's and my songwriting. We made a quantum leap with "One Of These Nights." It was a breakthrough song. It is my favorite Eagles record. If I ever had to pick one, it wouldn't be "Hotel California"; it wouldn't be "Take It Easy." For me, it would be "One Of These Nights."||”|
The B-side, "Visions", features lead vocals by guitarist Don Felder, the only Eagles song to do so.
- Don Henley: Lead vocals, drums
- Glenn Frey: Rhythm guitar, piano, backing vocals
- Don Felder: Lead guitar
- Randy Meisner: Bass guitar, backing vocals
- Bernie Leadon: Rhythm guitar, backing vocals
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||8|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||13|
|Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)||18|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||7|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||5|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||23|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||20|
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