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King Of Hollywood by Eagles

Album: The Long RunReleased: 1979
  • This song is about the decadent lifestyle of the big bosses of Hollywood, primarily the producers. There are rumors that Don Henley was angry about a promised role in a Western movie he didn't get. >>
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    Jimmy - Vienna, Austria
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Comments: 11

"Still, his Jacuzzi runneth over" - this great line has been stuck in my mind for a week now. Brilliant. Love this track, love Don Henley's anger and sarcasm (agree w you, OldPink!) and the way it paints an exact story and picture when you listen to the song. Aah!Anne - Jordan
I agree with Glenn also. I would love to know who the target is. I was thinking Geffen, but is he (or was he) only a music producer? And Rusputtin - right on! - I saw the Eagles in about 74 or 75 when On the Border just came out. The Long Run and On The Border are my faves. I have to get up to Winslow soon too.Russ - Florence, Az
I agree with many here,The Long Run is their best work,There was about 6 songs in it that could have been hits,'I can't tell you why,my favorite,,,there is a lot more hits i love,but had this work on LP,Cassette and Cd,lolJorge - Bronx, Ny
Echoing everyone else...if u are not an Eagles fan, chances are average ppl are not aware of this FANTASTIC cut! It was a hot summer afternoon in Bangladesh when I first heard this track and this track gave me a chill! Since then it has been one of my all time fav track...i love to listen to this track alone while driving down the highway. Some of the other underrated tracks of Eagles are "u never cry like a lover","on the borders" etc...Rusputtin - Atlanta, Ga
John from AR, I like "Hotel California" and "Desperado" better, but I also really like "The Long Run," a very good album. I have to agree with the others that this song is excellent. It has a kind of low key anger and sarcasm to it. The vocals even have that restrained fury to them. Nice bit of guitar, too.Oldpink - New Castle, In
This is one of my favorite songs off of my absolute favorite Eagles albums. Everyone thinks I'm weird (they're probably right) because I think The Long Run is their best work, but its just great. When I was 11, my mom & dad bought the cassette and hated it because it wasn't country enough,so they gave it to me. I wore that thing completely out, and years later bought the cd. It still holds up as my favorite Eagles album of all time.John - Waldron, Ar
I'm going to have to echo everybody else and say this is a very underrated song. It's one of my favorites tooMike - Hueytown , Al
Excellent Eagles song, albeit probably not a well known one. Unusual in that it doesn't have a chorus. Great guitar solo. I'm with Glenn from TX on this one.Stephen - Sydney, Australia
Yes, it is indeed the most underrated song by Eagles. It has been one of my favorite songs since I was very small and remains so even now.Sujit - Kathmandu, Other
i don't know............it seems to be a good song, but at the same time, it is not like the other great songs that the eagles released...Sara Mackenzie - Middle Of Nowhere, Fl
King of Hollywood is absolutely THE most underrated Eagles song. It also happens to be one of their best!Glenn - Bandera, Tx
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