CSPC: Eagles Popularity Analysis

'History of the Eagles' Films to Dispel Myths About Band

Digital Singles Sales – Part 1

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Eagles (1972) – 482,000 equivalent albums

Take It easy – 1,810,000
Witchy Woman – 400,000
Peaceful Easy Feeling – 900,000
Remaining tracks – 100,000

Desperado (1973) – 360,000 equivalent albums

Tequila Surprise – 600,000
Desperado – 1,600,000
Remaining tracks – 200,000

On The Border (1974) – 143,000 equivalent albums

Already Gone – 300,000
Best Of My Love – 300,000
Remaining tracks – 350,000

One Of These Nights (1975) – 413,000 equivalent albums

One Of These Nights – 700,000
Lyin’ Eyes – 900,000
Take It To The Limits – 900,000
Remaining tracks – 250,000

A compilation like Their Greatest Hits 1971-75 can’t continue to sell well for decades without hits. The downloads era proved the relevance of this set. Take It Easy remains a strong seller with 1,8 million digital sales worldwide. Desperado comes second from this pack with a stunning 1,6 million units sold. This is especially impressive considering the song was never issued as a single. It was popularized by several covers including one by Linda Ronstadt.

Peaceful Easy Feeling, Take It To The Limits and Lyin’ Eyes are all close to 1 million sales. The only negative surprise from this list comes from Best Of My Love. Their first #1 hit, the song was fundamental in turning the success around for the band at the time. It is now largely forgotten. Its 300,000 downloads make it the lowest selling song from the best of Their Greatest Hits 1971-75.

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