Randy Meisner’s Greatest Hits

July 29, 2023

Meisner back in the day (Image via Warner)

Sadly, Eagles co-founder and original bass player Randy Meisner died July 26 at 77.

“Randy was an integral part of the Eagles and instrumental in the early success of the band,” the group said in a statement.

Herewith, his Top 5 greatest musical moments — what did I forget?

(5) "Take the Devil" (1972)

Gorgeous rocker Meisner wrote and sang — one of his best vocals.

(4) "Hearts on Fire" (1981)

This one puts the "country" in country rock.

(3) "Deep Inside My Heart" (1980)

Meisner's duet with Kim Carnes is a melodic melding of two of the best voices of the '70s.

(2) "Never Been in Love" (1982)

This dreamy mid-tempo number showcases his voice — a voice Vince Gill said was "so beautiful" — as well as his songwriting skill. It works across various genres and is one of my favorites of the era.

(1) "Take It to the Limit" (1975)

Meisner co-wrote one of the Eagles' very best hits, this achingly yearning ballad. It's clearly his own greatest musical moment.

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