The Eagles have long been regarded as one of the best rock bands of the world and they are up there with the best of them all for sure.
With hit songs like "Take It Easy", "Desperado" from their early years, up to "Take It to the Limit", "I Can’t Tell You Why" and the more recent "How Long" and "Busy Being Fabulous", The Eagles cannot be left aside from our extensive database that aims to provide both amateurs and professionals with fresh, adequate piano sheets like the one we are presenting now for "Hotel California".
Being the fifth studio album from their large deposit y of studio workings, it furthered their instant success on the musical market by a lot, soon becoming their best-selling one in history.
The song with the same name as the album became largely known as their signature song, becoming certified gold and soon after, Platinum.
Rolling Stones rated it 49 on their "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and the guitar solo was voted on many occasions as an astounding one.
It’s been included in a music video game as well and it became popular for every generation of bands after The Eagles, seeing that it’s been covered by lots of artists, including rock artist Marilyn Manson and Nancy Sinatra just to name a few.
It is so popular that now we have to share this wonderful song with you, alongside the promise that more will follow.
The lyrics are arabesque and send you into a world of introspection with their extremely subtle meaning, that many misunderstand or interpret as they wish. The song starts with a main character that seems to be a traveler in California.
He feels tired and checks in to a hotel, but as the lyrics say, he can "never leave" now. The highly philosophical intention of the song is obvious for the intelligent crowds, who can spot the allegory between this stranger and the idea of life, greed and just life in the American world dominated by greed and self-destruction.
The hotel’s image appears appealing, but then the stranger starts to feel that the place is haunted and realizes he needs to find "the door", which doesn’t seem to want to be found.
"It's basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about."
, explained Don Henley in a 2008 CBS interview.
Initially in the key of B minor, the song starts atypical, but can be learned if some work is put into it.
Enjoy this free "Hotel California" piano sheet from The Eagles.