Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Take it Easy"
Jackson Browne was struggling to finish writing “Take It Easy” when his friend Glenn Frey heard a bit of it and offered to help. The result became the lead-off track to the first Eagles album, and the band's first hit, rising to #12 on the U.S. singles chart. On its original release, Rolling Stone raved “The first time through, you could tell it had everything: danceable rhythm, catchy, winding melody, intelligent, affirmative lyrics, a progressively powerful arrangement mixing electric guitar and banjo, and a crisp vocal, with vibrant four-part harmony at just the right moments,” and decades later the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named it among their top 500 songs. Glenn Frey was born on this day 70 years ago, and to mark the occasion, “Take It Easy” is our Song of the Day. Hear it on the new career-spanning Eagles boxed set, LEGACY, now streaming!