Fly Like an Eagle (4:46)

Cover of The Steve Miller Band

From The Steve Miller Band and 67 other releases

“Fly Like an Eagle” is a song written by Steve Miller on the album Fly Like an Eagle. The song went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of January 8, 1977. The single edit can be found on Greatest Hits (1974–1978). The song has an unusually mellow and “dreamy” feel. It is usually played in tandem with “Space Intro”.

An earlier 1973 version of the song features a more bluesy and less funk-inspired rhythm, and guitar taking the synthesizer parts (albeit with similar delay effects). The lyrics are slightly different, indicating that the place the eagle wants to fly away from is a Native American reservation.

The main guitar hook in the song was first used in a slightly different form on Miller’s 1969 track “My Dark Hour” (which featured Paul McCartney).

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