Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

6 Great Songs Written/Co-Written By Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey would've turned 70 today (November 6.)  The prolific songwriter left us all too soon this year, but we'll always fondly look back on Frey's career thanks to these incredible, time-tested tracks.

Frey and Don Henley were both inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000, and after listening to these six tracks, it’s understandable why.

 

“Take It Easy”

Peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #12

The Eagles Perform "Take It Easy"

The Eagles Perform "Take It Easy" during the 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Visit us! http://rockhall.com/ Subscribe to RockHall : http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=rockhall Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rockandrollhalloffame Twitter: http://twitter.com/rock_hall Google +: http://plus.google.com/u/0/115412030406922618012 Check out all the inductees: http://rockhall.com/inductees/ Upcoming events: http://rockhall.com/events/

 

“Heartache Tonight”

Topped the Billboard Hot 100 on November 10, 1979.

Eagles - Heartache Tonight

Uploaded by kyle2796 on 2016-12-17.

 

“Hotel California”

Topped the Billboard Hot 100 on May 7, 1977.

Eagles - Hotel California

Hotel California HOTEL CALIFORNIA Composição musical 0:15 - 6:24 play match APRA_CS FILSCAP KODA_CS Warner Chappell TONO_CS TEOSTO_CS PEDL PRS CS UMPI

 

“Desperado”

This track may not have been a hit for the Eagles, but many artists have covered it, with the most famous version being by Linda Ronstadt.

이글스 (Eagles) - Desperado

이글스 (Eagles) - Desperado

 

“One Of These Nights”

Another #1 Billboard Hot 100 track that topped the chart on August 2, 1975.

One Of These Nights (Single Edit) (Remastered)

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group One Of These Nights (Single Edit) (Remastered) · Eagles One Of These Nights (Single Edit) ℗ 2018, 1975 Asylum Records. Producer: Bill Szymczyk Composer: Don Henley Composer: Glenn Frey Auto-generated by YouTube.

 

“Life in the Fast Lane”

This Eagles classic peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 25, 1977.

Life In The Fast Lane (Live On MTV/1994)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Life In The Fast Lane (Live On MTV/1994) · Eagles Hell Freezes Over ℗ 1994 Geffen Records Released on: 1994-11-08 Producer: Eagles Producer: Elliot Scheiner Producer: Rob Jacobs Composer Lyricist: Joe Walsh Composer Lyricist: Don Henley Composer Lyricist: Glenn Frey Auto-generated by YouTube.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.