The Long Run (song)

Infobox Single
Name = The Long Run


Artist = Eagles
from Album = The Long Run
B-side = "The Disco Strangler"
Released = November 1979
Format = 7"
Recorded =
Genre = Pop, rock
Length = 3:42
Label = Asylum
Writer = Don Henley, Glenn Frey
Producer = Bill Szymczyk
Chart position =
* #8 (U.S. Hot 100)
Last single = "Heartache Tonight" (1979)
This single = "The Long Run" (1979)
Next single = "I Can't Tell You Why" (1980)

"The Long Run" is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded by the Eagles. The sound of the song is viewed as a tribute to the Stax / Memphis R&B sound. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3ifixqt5ld0e allmusic ((( The Long Run > Overview ))) ] ] The lyrics of the song are viewed by some as a description of the longevity of the relationship between Glenn Frey and Don Henley, even though they were growing apart at the time. [ [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3073 The Long Run by Eagles Songfacts ] ] It was the title track of their album "The Long Run" and was released as a single in November 1979. It reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in early 1980. It was the second of three singles released from "The Long Run" album, preceded by "Heartache Tonight," which reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1979, and followed by "I Can't Tell You Why," which also reached #8 on on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, in the spring of 1980.

The song was featured on the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati on the episode "The Doctor's Daughter".

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