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"Hotel California" is the title track from the Eagles’ album of the same name It was released as a single in February 1977. It is one of the most famous songs of the rock era. The music was composed by Don Felder, while the lyrics were written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey. Musicians describe the song as an "interpretation of contemporary life in Los Angeles". After years of speculation about the song Henley said that it talks about "the journey from innocence to experience ... that's all". The song is very highly rated by critics, which is reflected in the rock music charts, where it occupies the highest places. The song under the guise of a story about a traveler staying in a luxury hotel, is an allegory of hedonism, self-destruction and greed that accompanied the music industry in the late 1970s.

Trivia

At 2:58 in the Hey Jude, you can hear ‘fucking hell’ as Paul McCartney screws up on the piano. The band thought it was funny enough to leave it in.

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