Tequila Sunrise (song)

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"Tequila Sunrise"
Single by Eagles
from the album Desperado
B-side "Twenty-One"
Released April 17, 1973
Format 7"
Genre Soft rock,[1] country rock, folk rock
Length 2:52
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Don Henley, Glenn Frey
Producer(s) Glyn Johns, Eagles
Eagles singles chronology
"Peaceful Easy Feeling"
"Tequila Sunrise"
"Outlaw Man"

"Tequila Sunrise" is a 1973 song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles. It was the first single from the band's second album Desperado.[2] The song peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100.

A cover version was recorded by country music singer Alan Jackson on the 1993 tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. It peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[3]


  • Glenn Frey: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
  • Don Henley: Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Randy Meisner: Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Bernie Leadon: Acoustic Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar


In the liner notes of 2003's The Very Best Of, Don Henley had this to say about the song:


  1. ^ Horn, David; Shepherd, John, eds. (2012). Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. 8 – Genres: North America. Continuum. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-4411-6078-2. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Desperado review". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. 
  4. ^ The Very Best Of (CD). Eagles. Warner Music Group. 2003. R2 73971. 

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