The Story Behind the Eagles Song Don Henley Called “Corny”

"Earlybird" by the Eagles embodies their signature blend of rock and country, perfect for a sunny California day, though one member found it too reliant on sound effects.

Penned by Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, "Earlybird" mirrors the Eagles' style with sunny melodies, country touches, and robust harmonies, deviating from their usual songwriting duo.

Despite its standout quality, "Earlybird" feels slightly dated due to its robotic bird chirping sound effect, criticized by Henley as "corny" but defended by the song's creators and producer.

Henley's critique of the chirping, deemed inconsequential after 44 years, questions its necessity, contrasting Leadon and Meisner's preference for natural sound effects.