Sunset Grill
Don Henley
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Let's go down to the Sunset Grill
We can watch the working girls go by
Watch the basket people walk around and mumble
Stare out at the auburn sky
There's an old man there from the old world
To him, it's all the same
Calls all his customers by name
1985
22
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985
  • peaked at No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1984
  • peaked at No. 18 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1985
  • from Don Henley's second studio album, Building the Perfect Beast (1984)
  • the title and lyrics of the song reference the Sunset Grill, a hamburger restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California
  • the sixth of ten Top-40 singles charted on the Hot 100 by Don Henley
  • on the record:
         Don Henley - lead vocals, drums, synthesizer
         Patty Smyth- backing vocals
         Danny Kortchmar - guitar, synthesizer, horn solo
         Mike Boddicker - synthesizer, Emulator synthesizer
         David Paich - piano solo
         Pino Palladino - bass
  • written by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Benmont Tench
  • produced by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Greg Ladanyi
  • recorded, mixed by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas
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