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The Eagles

Heartache Tonight

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Country
  • Classic Rock
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  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1975
  • 2012
  • 1984

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“Heartache Tonight” is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger and J. D. Souther, and recorded by the Eagles. The track was included on their album The Long Run and released as a single in 1979. It reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in November of that year. Although it remained in the top position for only one week, the single sold 1 million copies. The recording also received a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Tim Smitt from and J D Souther heard Andrew Gold recording the song and hit Never let her slip away and liked the rhythm. The song then originated from an electric jam session between Glenn Frey and Bob Seger who would visit Frey’s home in Los Angeles whenever he was in town on tour. Frey already had the verse written... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ There's gonna be a heartache tonight ... A heartache tonight I know ... If it takes all night

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