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Most of us are sad it's true
Still we must go on


Glenn Frey's lyrics for "Most Of Us Are Sad" certainly resonated with Eagles fans who mourned Frey, a primary vocalist, guitarist and lyricist for the band, who died on January 18, 2016. Many of them came to Songfacts wanting to remember songs by Frey and his bandmates, so we offer this Eagles Lyrics Quiz.


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    Amanda FlinnerAmanda is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a degree in English/Writing from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania). When she's not listening to jazz and pop standards from the '40s and '50s, she's obsessing over classic movies. She has no musical ability whatsoever except for a short stint as a saxophone player in the sixth grade.More from Amanda Flinner
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Comments: 71

Got them all!!! I'm 62 and the eagles are my 2nd fav of all time. Temptations, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire and The Spinners round out ny top 5.R. J. from Ohio
Very fun quiz...brings back a lot of memoriesDave from California
The eagles have always been my favorite!Richard Meehan from Atlanta, Ga.
"Felder wrote a small music part of Hotel California."

The music is rather significant on that tune; it's an iconic opening. Props to Felder for an outstanding job!

Almost as impressive is the new intro to the song Felder wrote - at short notice - for the "Hell Freezes Over" performance.
Glenn from Sydney
I was shocked about Glynn Frey another great Michigan talent. R I PMike from Michigan
That was a very interesting piece you put together about the Eagles. Thank you.Brian W. from Dayton Ohio
I nailed 'em all. Was always an Eagles fan.Jim from New Haven, Ct
Missed 1; Hole in the World. Eagles wrote good music, monster lyrics and harmonies so tight it ought to be illegal. Loved this band.Terry Loder from Iowa
I got three wrong. I loved the Eagles music. I was born in 1965David from Dallas, Tx
Felder wrote a small music part of Hotel California. Henley and Frey wrote the words.Jp from Iowa
I got two wrong. Yet, I love the Eagles and devoured them in my late arrival to the teens, as I was BORN in 1976. Classic good rock and roll NEVER FALLS TO FAR from ears that need to hear it. Timeless and magical.Lauren from Indianapolis Indiana
Best songs ever!Marla from Florida
10 of 10. Got any more? Also saw them first time on Hell Freezes Over tour. Never forget Don Felder playing Hotel California on that white double neck with the gold eagle on it. It was kind of hsrd to see with the tears in my eyes...tears of happiness!Patrick from Alabama
9 our of 10 ..n the one I got wrong is the one from 1994 Get Over It.. ...I don't kno why I loved the song ..I guess I just didn't listen to them like I did when I was young!!! LolCarla Turner from Mingo Jct. Oh.
10 4 10 !!! Nailed it....Jc Weed from Here, There And Everywhere
Nailed it! 10 for 10. This group was pure magic, through all the iterations. I saw them for the first time on the Hell Freezes Over tour. Started with Don Felder waking out with his white double neck playing the first notes of "Hotel California", and there was no sitting after that.... a full outdoor venue singing every word. Best show I will ever see.Tom Trively from Clemson, Sc
Music trivia... gotta love it! Happy 2017 Amanda!Carma from Florida
Saw them at Anaheim Stadium in 1977 and again on the last tour while Glen was alive in 2014. Bernie joined them for old times' sake - so cool. I only wish Fingers Felder was not on their sh!t list and was able to join in - so much bitterness over such BS. RIP Glen. Oh, of course I got 100% - I mean, really?Gary from Los Angeles
I Got 9 out off 10 Seen Them in Ireland a good few Years ago Great band Glen Frey Don Henley Great songwriters Joe Walsh Timothy b Schmit. Glenn Frey RIP Will Be Singing Upstairs.Mark Jones from Rep Ireland
I got 2 wrong...but I Am 74 and have a short term memory problem...that's my excusePatricia Holmes from Sherburn- In- Elmet North Yorkshire Uk
100%! Easy.Jill from Ny
We need more of these! They have many, many years of music to draw from!!!Edie Shaw from Colorado
InterestingJayeff from Australia
Love it,got em all correctMichael from Taylor,ml
The Eagles were my favorite band of the 1970's and I was so sad to hear the news of Glen this past January passing away. I never got to see them in person, but I wish I had.Dianne from Oshawa Ontario, Canada
Very good.Linda Houchin from Bellevue Ne
Easy. Got em all baby.Steve from Ma.
Glenn Frey ! We miss youJan Peter from Netherlands
Love the Eagles!!!!!!Joanne from New York
Got them all rightRobert Wyatt from Va Beach Va
100% Eagle fan! Forever!
Love n miss you Glenn Frey, RIP bro.
Always missed. Never forgotten
???? 4 ever
Cindy from Ohio--usa
got them allJamie Tracy from Excelsior Springs Mo.
I saw the Eagles Live twice, once in 75 with Seals&Croft and Poco.And the other in 80 with Heart and The Little River Band.I missed 1 Hole in the World.You wouldn't think so being from N.Y. and the song about 9/11. And specifically that I marched in N.Y.City's Labor Day Parade a week before the Twin Towers were hit, but I don't recall that song. Gotta go Amanda and thanks. I have to look up that song. Peace and Love!Bernie from Hyde Park, N.y.
1wrong.... Not bad for a Dutch girl.Corrie from Holland
That's was great, only missed oneBob Valentine from Wentzville Mo.
Considering this is more my parent's music than mine, I think only 2 wrong is not a bad effort.Geri from New Zealand
"What a nice surprise..."Uncle Ray from Lancaster, Pa
I got them all correct! R.I.P. Glenn Frey. You will be forever remembered and cherished through your incredible music.Theresa from Massachusetts
Well I got all of them right, I love my Eagles. There will never be another band like them!!!Charlene from Canada
Wow...I guess I'm a bigger Eagles fan than I thought: I got 100%!K.c. from Nh
Take it easy which one sang it please this means so so much to me pleeeezLisa from Glasgow
Like Kev from Amsterdam I got the same one wrong but I Will Get Over It! What will take a lot longer to get over is the tragic loss of Glenn. Such a beautiful talent. R.I.P.Glenn There's music in heaven all right.Mike from New Zealand
Got ONE right! The Eagles are my all time favorite band.
Glen Henley, Don Walsh, and Joe Frey were the BEST.
Msr from Sarasota, Florida
I had a good friend we used get together with a fire some beer and listen to the Eagles all night long. Sometimes we would get our friends together build a huge fire and talk about the old times and listen to the Eagles. Thank you for the memoriesBurke Nickerson from Wheeling, Wv
Favorite band since they started (I'm dating myself, ha ha!). Peaceful journey, Glenn. Thank you and all of your band mates for the comfort, lessons and enjoyment with which you've graced my life. <3Kaya Celeste Wilde from Vashon Island, Wa
love music trivia, VERY GOODRussell from Wurtulla Queensland Australia
don henley's birthday is a week after mineJohn from Madison Heights, Va
Well, I only got one wrong. Well done AmandaJames from Ca
Just got "Get over it" wrong..oh well, I'm sure I'll get over itKev Marland from Amsterdam, Netherlands
It's good that there were no lyrics from the last album "Long Road Out of Eden". Otherwise I wouldn't have made a 100 % performance. Know the old albums, but didn't like it when they booted Felder.Rainer Frilund from Kokkola, Finland
The Eagles was the music I loved when I was a teenager in high school. Don Henley's voice is wonderful. Each band member wrote beautiful music, with meaningful lyrics, and unbelievable harmony. I got all 10 right, and then quickly bought two of their Greatest Hits albums for my phone. Great music, great memories. RIP Glenn.Peg F from Denver, Colorado
I got every one right just love that band!.Ray Lawrence from Uk
I am still not sure about 2 song meanings. 1st is After The Thrill Is Gone. Is it about a love relationship or what I kinda think is its about the band when they no longer enjoyed being The Eagles. Hmm or anything in general, when whatever it is your doing is no longer an enjoyment but more of a dread.Kristina from Oklahoma
The only one I missed was "Get Over It". Mostly, I could HEAR the songs as I read the lyrics!K.c. from Nh
Got 'em all!Sam Smithson from North Hollywood, California
All but two.They are my favorite,love their music!Jeanne from In.
I got two dozen golf balls for Christmas,one dozen of which I adorned with Glenn Frey-sung songs.I lost James Dean after a nice par!My way of honoring him.RIP Glenn.Stretch Taber from Hallandale,fla
all but 2Sandy from Fl
It's an amazing story of youth in America, they came from different parts of the country at just the right time and formed into a timeless band and sound. The songs and sounds were so "freeing", they defined an era. I like what T. Schmidt said "it's the air between the notes". It was all so unique, special. Thanks to the 7 Eagles, what a body of work!J. Lambing from California
RIP Glenn Frey. Grew up loving Glenn and the EaglesMike S from Livermore, Ca
Absolutely loved the Eagles,unfortunately never got to see them live.Own 5 Vinyl copies of Hotel California and very rare copy of Hell Freezes over on Vinyl as well.Did I say that I love these guysAnthony C Simmons from Toronto Canada
Awesome quizAnge from Pennsylvania
I seem to recall an episode of the TV show 'Seinfeld' that prominently featured the Eagles' song,
'Desperado'.
Bill from Chicago
I really like the eagles they are amazing, I got five right and I'm not an eagles fanSam from Melbourne
When I wanted to learn to play acoustic guitar in 1977, I bought an Eagles Songbook, and painstakingly learned to play and sing all the songs. It taught me really good lessons about song structure, song writing,
and chord changes. Lessons didn't work for me. Now, at 58 y/o, I can still pick my ole acoustic & play the
Eagles songs that put me on a wonderful journey. Thank you for being my mentors and Hero's, and, to Glenn Frey, R.I.P. Your legacy will live on in all of us.
Kenneth Mckenna from United States
I only missed two and I'm not exactly an Eagles fan. There music, however is quite ubiquitous and far reaching. If you are paying attention, you'll recognize most of them. That is how huge they were.Jim from North Billerica, Ma
Huge musician, GlennMilio from Argentina
This was fun! lol I only missed three questions, but now I know! I'm more in to the older songs like Lying Eyes, Best Of My Love & Take It To The Limit. I love these guys, but you know what? Do one for The Stones with like...Wild Horses, Angie & Beast Of Burden. That would be great!!!!! Thanks for the fun!Bonnie Posey from Tn
You are already sincerely missed. Eagles best band ever heard and seen. I'm certain Glen is now performing in heaven. Thank you buddy.Tom from Grand Rapids, Michigan
Got 'em all right, except one! "Hole in the World," and I said "The Sad Café."Solitarieone from Somewhere
I know the older songs better.Ken G. from Pittsburgh
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