"Take It to the Limit" is a song by the Eagles from their fourth album, One of These Nights, written by Randy Meisner, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. "Take It to the Limit" was sung by bassist Randy Meisner. It is a slow ballad about lost love and loneliness. It was the first and only A-side of a single on which he sang lead. It was also the first time neither Don Henley nor Glenn Frey sang lead on the A-side of a single. The single version is 3:48 in length, close to one minute shorter than the album version. The song was redone on Meisner's first solo album (Randy Meisner), with 1970s teen idol David Cassidy singing backing vocals. The song was covered by country musicians Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings as the title track of their duet album, Take It to the Limit, which was released in 1983.