Song of the Day: Eagles – “Lyin’ Eyes”

On this day in 1976, the Eagles greatest hits collection Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) became the first album to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. That was just the beginning for this album, which has gone on to sell 32.2 million copies — the sixth-highest total all-time (behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller, AC/DC’s Back in Black, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, The Bodyguard soundtrack, and Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell). This album is a take-your-pick of classic songs, and our pick for today is “Lyin’ Eyes,” a track inspired by a young woman Glenn Frey and Don Henley saw in a bar with a much older and less attractive man. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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