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''Hotel California'' is the fifth studio album by the Music/{{Eagles}}, released on December 8, 1976. Currently the third-best-selling album of all time, it is best known for hit singles "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," and "Life in the Fast Lane." It was ranked the 37th greatest album of all time on ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'', and is included on Magazine/TimeMagazine's [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of their All Time 100 Essential Albums]].

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''Hotel California'' is the fifth studio album by the Music/{{Eagles}}, released on December 8, 1976. The album was their first with guitarist Music/JoeWalsh, who helped write "Life in the Fast Lane" and sung lead on "Pretty Maids All in a Row". Currently the third-best-selling album of all time, it is best known for hit singles "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," and "Life in the Fast Lane." It was ranked the 37th greatest album of all time on ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'', and is included on Magazine/TimeMagazine's [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of their All Time 100 Essential Albums]].



!!"Welcome to the Trope-tel California":

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!!"Welcome to !!"Life in the Trope-tel California":
fast lane, sure to make you lose your tropes...":


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* {{Instrumental}}: "Wasted Time (Reprise)".


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* MinisculeRocking: "Wasted Time (Reprise)" (1:23).


* TakeThat: "Life in the Fast Lane" is said to be one to [[Music/FleetwoodMac Lindsey Buckingham]] and [[Music/StevieNicks]]' relationship.

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* TakeThat: "Life in the Fast Lane" is said to be one to [[Music/FleetwoodMac Lindsey Buckingham]] Buckingham and [[Music/StevieNicks]]' Stevie Nicks]]' relationship.




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!!Tracklist:
[[AC: Side One]]
# "Hotel California" (6:30)
# "New Kid in Town" (5:03)
# "Life in the Fast Lane" (4:46)
# "Wasted Time" (4:56)
[[AC: Side Two]]
# "Wasted Time (Reprise)" (1:23)
# "Victim of Love" (4:09)
# "Pretty Maids All in a Row" (3:58)
# "Try and Love Again" (5:09)
# "The Last Resort" (7:28)
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* LongestSongGoesLast: "The Last Resort", clocking in a 7:28.


''Hotel California'' is the fifth studio album by the Music/{{Eagles}}, released on December 8, 1976. Currently the third-best-selling album of all time, it is best known for hit singles "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," and "Life in the Fast Lane." It was ranked the 37th greatest album of all time on ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'', and is included on Magazine/TimeMagazine's [[UsefulNotes/TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of their All Time 100 Essential Albums]].

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''Hotel California'' is the fifth studio album by the Music/{{Eagles}}, released on December 8, 1976. Currently the third-best-selling album of all time, it is best known for hit singles "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," and "Life in the Fast Lane." It was ranked the 37th greatest album of all time on ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'', and is included on Magazine/TimeMagazine's [[UsefulNotes/TimeAllTime100Albums [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of their All Time 100 Essential Albums]].



* WhamLine: "Hotel California" has the famous "You can check out any time you like/But you can never leave".

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* WhamLine: "Hotel California" has the famous "You can check out any time you like/But you can never leave".leave".
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''Hotel California'' is the fifth studio album by the Music/{{Eagles}}, released on December 8, 1976. It is currently the third-best-selling album of all time by verified copies. It was ranked the 37th greatest album of all time on ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'', and is one of the ''UsefulNotes/TimeAllTime100EssentialAlbums''.

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[[caption-width-right:320:''Welcome to the Hotel California, such a lovely place, such a lovely face...'']]

''Hotel California'' is the fifth studio album by the Music/{{Eagles}}, released on December 8, 1976. It is currently Currently the third-best-selling album of all time by verified copies. time, it is best known for hit singles "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," and "Life in the Fast Lane." It was ranked the 37th greatest album of all time on ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'', and is one included on Magazine/TimeMagazine's [[UsefulNotes/TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of the ''UsefulNotes/TimeAllTime100EssentialAlbums''.
their All Time 100 Essential Albums]].

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''Hotel California'' is the fifth studio album by the Music/{{Eagles}}, released on December 8, 1976. It is currently the third-best-selling album of all time by verified copies. It was ranked the 37th greatest album of all time on ''UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime'', and is one of the ''UsefulNotes/TimeAllTime100EssentialAlbums''.

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!!"Welcome to the Trope-tel California":

* ConceptAlbum: [[WordOfGod Said to be one according to Don Henley]], at least loosely so, as a reflection on the state of America [[UsefulNotes/TheSeventies at the time]].
* CrapsaccharineWorld
* CrapsackWorld: "Life in the Fast Lane".
* GreenAesop: "The Last Resort".
* InnOfNoReturn / HellHotel: "Hotel California".
* MindScrew: The lyrics of "Hotel California" constantly keep you just slightly confused about what exactly is going on. Even the band isn't really sure what its about: according to Don Henley, the song is about the problems one encounters when you spend your life seeking fame and suddenly get it; Frey says its about slowly losing one's hopes and dreams as life wears you down; Walsh says its about both; and when he was asked, Schmit famously shrugged his shoulders and said, "How the fork should I know, man..."[[note]]This is an appropriate response; Schmit had not yet joined Eagles when the song was recorded.[[/note]]
** There are three main EpilepticTrees about the song. The first is that it is a deconstructed OdeToIntoxication. The second is that it is referencing a religious cult (everything from [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson the Manson Family]] to HollywoodSatanism to the ChurchOfHappyology has been suggested).
** The third, sometimes compared to a short musical Series/TheTwilightZone episode, is when the lyrics are taken literally. The Hotel California is an {{Eldritch|Location}} InnBetweenTheWorlds that [[LotusEaterMachine lures in passersby and traps them in a paradise]] while it [[EmotionEater slowly makes them forget the world]]. The final two verses of the song are the protagonist realizing that ThisIsntHeaven.
--->''Next thing I remember, I was running for the door.\\
[[MobileMaze I had to find the passage back to the place I was before.]]\\
[[DissonantSerenity "Relax", said the nightman]], "we are programmed to receive.\\
You can check out any time you like, [[TrappedInAnotherWorld but you can never leave]]!"''
* ShoutOut: To Music/SteelyDan in ''Hotel California'':
-->"They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast."
** Music/SteelyDan themselves made a {{shout out}} to Eagles in their song "Everything You Did": "Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening."
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Joe Walsh sings "Pretty Maids All in a Row".
* TakeThat: "Life in the Fast Lane" is said to be one to [[Music/FleetwoodMac Lindsey Buckingham]] and [[Music/StevieNicks]]' relationship.
* WhamLine: "Hotel California" has the famous "You can check out any time you like/But you can never leave".

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