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Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ Checks in Atop LyricFind U.S. Chart After Glenn Frey’s Death

"Hotel California," a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 in 1977, tops a chart once again as it leads Billboard's LyricFind U.S. survey following the death of Glenn Frey.

“Hotel California,” a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 for the Eagles in 1977, tops a chart once again, as it leads Billboard‘s LyricFind U.S. survey following the death of Glenn Frey, one of the band’s founding members, Jan. 18.

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The LyricFind U.S. and Global charts rank the fastest momentum-gaining tracks in lyric-search queries provided by LyricFind, the world’s leader in licensed lyrics, with data provided by more than 4,000 publishers and utilized by more than 100 services, including Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Shazam, Microsoft, Yahoo, SoundHound and iHeartRadio.

“California” isn’t the only Eagles song on the U.S. chart (dated Feb. 6). “Lyin’ Eyes,” a No. 2 Hot 100 hit (and a No. 8 hit on Hot Country Songs) in 1975, debuts at No. 3, while “New Kid in Town” (No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 1977) slots in at No. 5.

On the LyricFind Global chart, “California” ranks at No. 2, with “Eyes” and “Kid” at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively. Further down, others by the band that don’t appear on the U.S. chart find their way onto the Global ranking, including ’70s faves “Tequila Sunrise” (No. 8) and “Take It Easy” (No. 10), as well as “It’s Your World Now” (No. 12), the final song on the Eagles’ most recent album, 2007’s Long Road Out of Eden.

David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity,” the previous No. 1 on the U.S. chart, dips to No. 7, while “Life on Mars?,” the prior runner-up, falls to No. 6. Both songs debuted after Bowie’s death Jan. 10. Conversely, Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World” leads the Global chart after debuting at No. 6 on the Jan. 30 ranking.

Among current hits, twenty one pilots‘ “Stressed Out,” which currently bullets at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs and Alternative Songs, places at No. 2 on the U.S. chart.