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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Glenn Frey Songs

See what tune managed to top “Take It Easy,” “The Heat Is On” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling”

Glenn Frey; Readers' Poll; The Ten Best

Glenn Frey, a rock & roll legend, passed away at 67

The sudden death of Glenn Frey earlier this month almost certainly means that the Eagles are finished. They carried on after Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and Don Felder left the fold, but the Eagles without Glenn Frey? It's impossible to imagine. As the years went by, Don Henley may have taken on a greater share of lead vocal duties, but Frey remained the soul of the group. He left behind an amazing catalog of songs, both solo and with the Eagles, and we asked our readers to vote on their favorites. Here are the results. 

Glenn Frey; Readers' Poll; The Ten Best

Dec 17, 1998 - La Quinta, California, USA - Musician GLENN FREY at the Lexus Challege Party in La Quinta,Ca (Credit Image: © Kathy Hutchins/ZUMA Press)

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1

“New Kid in Town”

The Eagles had only been on the scene for four-and-a-half years when they released "New Kid in Town" as the first single from Hotel California, but punk and disco (not to mention Bruce Springsteen) were threatening to make them seem passé. The song is about the pain of watching your girlfriend take off with a new man, but they admitted it was also about their fears of fans moving on to newer, hipper acts. Thankfully for them, the success of this song and the entire Hotel California album showed them they had nothing to worry about. Eagles fans were never going to leave the band. Their real problems came a few short years later when the Eagles decided to move on from the Eagles. 

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