"Hotel California" is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Eagles, released in 1976. It features the iconic title track, "Hotel California," which has become one of the most recognizable and beloved songs in rock history. The album also includes other hits such as "New Kid in Town" and "Life in the Fast Lane." The sound of the album is a blend of rock, country, and folk influences, with intricate guitar work and vocal harmonies. The lyrics explore themes of disillusionment, excess, and the dark side of the American dream. "Hotel California" is widely regarded as one of the Eagles' greatest works and has sold over 32 million copies worldwide. It has been certified 26x Platinum in the United States alone, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.