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Hotel California” song is the title track from the album Hotel California. The song was released as a single in February 1977 by the Eagles. Find the Lyrics for the song below.

The song Hotel California reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year (1977).

The writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder (music)Don Henley, and Glenn Frey (lyrics).

Hotel California Lyrics by Eagles

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
“This could be Heaven or this could be Hell”
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

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So I called up the Captain
“Please bring me my wine.”
He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine.”
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”
And in the master’s chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
“Relax,” said the night man
“We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!”

Music Video of the Song Hotel California by Eagles

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You can find the chords for the song Hotel California here.

Chart Performances of the Song

The song “Hotel California” first entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 26, 1977. It topped the Hot 100 singles chart for one week in May 1977. It was the band’s fourth song to reach No. 1 on that chart.

Billboard then ranked the song number 19 on its 1977 Pop Singles year-end chart. Three months after its first release in 1977, the single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing one million copies shipped.

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In the year 2009, the song was further certified Platinum (Digital Sales Award) by the RIAA for sales of one million digital downloads and has since sold over 3 million copies downloads.

Accolades

The song is rated highly in many rock music lists and polls to date. The Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 49th on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time“.

It was also named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. At the induction of the Eagles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, all seven former and present members of the band reunited to perform “Hotel California“.

Ref.: Wikipedia


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