Top 100 Songs of Summer #24 “Hotel California” by The Eagles

Things are getting serious, and now the voting is set to begin this week for the Top 100 Songs of Summer Countdown. Beginning Monday, readers will be able to vote on their favorite summer songs, but in the meantime, we’ll be calling the shots. Speaking of shots…

Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #24

“Hotel California” by The Eagles

This hit song from the fifth album of the Eagles is so fantastic we don’t even know where to start. “Hotel California” brings you into a surreal world that can only be described as art. While the song has many interpretations, the Eagles stated that it is specifically about living the high life in Los Angeles where overindulging can lead to self destruction. But to many listeners, the song is a captivating story about a man who needs to rest at luxury hotel and gets a drink. For the sake of argument, we like to focus on that, because it reminds us all too well of late summer nights out with friends in the Hamptons. How do you like to interpret the song?

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain,
“Please bring me my wine”
He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine”
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…

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