The Eagles, "Take It to the Limit" (1975)
The only Eagles single to feature original bassist Randy Meisner on lead vocals, this lush country ballad (principally written by Meisner) reached Number Four and became one of the band's biggest successes. "It was our first gold single, maybe our only gold single," Glenn Frey said. "I just remember being very happy for Randy. We had tried, unsuccessfully, to get a piece of material for him — or from him — that might be a hit single ... We finally succeeded with 'Take It to the Limit.'" Two years later, Meisner and Frey got into a blowout fight backstage in Knoxville when an ailing Meisner wanted to opt out of performing the song and its high notes — Meisner ended up quitting the band.