Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Witchy Woman"
Released on this day in 1972, “Witchy Woman” was the second single from the first Eagles album, and quickly cast its spell on record buyers to become the band's first Top 10 hit. Written by Bernie Leadon - who'd been working on the melody since his Flying Burrito Brothers days - and Don Henley, the song drew inspiration from famed 1920s flapper Zelda Fitzgerald as well as a few more recent female acquaintances, with a touch of Carlos Castaneda mysticism thrown in for good measure. A highlight of Eagles concerts ever since (not to mention a hilarious 1996 Seinfeld episode), “Witchy Woman” is our Song of the Day.