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    Default Re: Favourite Glenn Frey Songs

    So hard to pick, but if we're limiting it to 5 and 5 (understanding that sometimes these can shift depending on my mood and I'm going to go ahead and put two honorable mentions for each category):

    Solo:
    1. Part of Me, Part of You
    2. Smuggler's Blues
    3. You Belong to the City
    4. That Girl
    5. River of Dreams
    Honorable Mentions to The Heat Is On, Brave New World, and After Hours


    With the Eagles:
    1. Take It Easy
    2. Peaceful Easy Feeling
    3. Heartache Tonight
    4. Already Gone
    5. New Kid in Town
    Honorable Mentions to Out of Control, No More Cloudy Days, and How Long

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    This is like trying to pick my favourite child and also depends what mood I'm in.... I'll get back!!
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    Default Re: Favourite Glenn Frey Songs

    Yeah - I'm afraid I can't play with y'all here. There is no way I can pick a list of 5 ... why heck, I don't even know if I could pick a list of 20.


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    Default Re: Favourite Glenn Frey Songs

    I'm having a go, though it's only true for this moment in time.

    Solo:
    I Volunteer
    All Those Lies
    True Love
    Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed*
    Here's to Life

    * I know it's not good to sing about beating up your wife and her new boyfriend, but I love the way he sings it.

    Eagles:
    Outlaw Man
    Tequila Sunrise
    Ol' 55
    What Do I Do With My Heart
    Somebody
    Last edited by UndertheWire; 10-21-2016 at 02:53 PM. Reason: How could I forget Outlaw Man?
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    Default Re: Favourite Glenn Frey Songs

    I'm finally able to come up with a list. It was a little harder than I thought.

    Solo:
    1. You Belong to the City*
    2. Part of Me, Part of You
    3. Smuggler's Blues
    4. I Found Somebody
    5. Love in the 21st Century
    HM: After Hours, Route 66

    Eagles:
    1. New Kid in Town (of course )
    2. Tequila Sunrise
    3. Already Gone
    4. Outlaw Man
    5. After the Thrill is Gone
    HM: Get You in the Mood, You Are Not Alone

    *this song has special meaning and came at the right time. When I first learned of Glenn's passing, this was the first song I thought of and wanted to hear.

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    Default Re: Favourite Glenn Frey Songs

    Some of these are subject to change.

    With the Eagles:
    1. Outlaw Man
    2. Already Gone
    3. James Dean
    4. Take It Easy and New Kids in Town (tie)
    5. Somebody
    Honorable mentions: Heartache Tonight, Lyin' Eyes, and You Are Not Alone

    Solo:
    1. Smuggler's Blues (I love it so much that it's both my ringtone and ringback tune for my phone)
    2. Long Hot Summer
    3. Call on Me.
    4. I've Got Mine
    5. Flip City
    Honorable mentions: The Allnighter, River of Dreams, The Heat is on, You Belong to the City, and The One You Love

    I am a bigger fan of Glenn's more rock songs than the ballad songs, but the softer songs are great, too.
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    Default Re: Favourite Glenn Frey Songs

    Probably keeps changing, but...

    Eagles:

    Lyin' Eyes
    New Kid In Town
    Most Of Us Are Sad (Randy sings it, but Glenn wrote it - one of the first Eagles songs I fell in love with. Still one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.)
    I will mention Teenage Jail for the reason that it demonstrates how well Glenn's voice worked in a more twisted setting too. I LOVE how Glenn's voice sounds when he sings "anyone else", for example. Almost spooky.
    I don't feel comfortable mentioning Outlaw Man since it's a cover, but I just adore Glenn's vocal performance. Could easily be replaced with Tequila Sunrise though. My favorite Glenn period vocalwise.

    Solo:

    I Did It For Your Love. This song should be better known.
    You Belong To The City
    Long Hot Summer
    Brave New World
    A Walk In The Dark

    I was surprised how difficult it was to pick only five solo tracks.
    Last edited by chaim; 10-21-2016 at 11:33 AM.

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    With just five lists and ignoring the honorable mentions, we already have 18 solo songs and 15 Eagles songs. That shows quite a lot of diversity. There isn't a song that makes all the lists, although tow make 4 out of 5 lists - New Kid in Town and Outlaw Man.
    "Billy, whoever writes the songs, wins."

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    Default Re: Favourite Glenn Frey Songs

    Quote Originally Posted by UndertheWire View Post
    With just five lists and ignoring the honorable mentions, we already have 18 solo songs and 15 Eagles songs. That shows quite a lot of diversity. There isn't a song that makes all the lists, although tow make 4 out of 5 lists - New Kid in Town and Outlaw Man.
    No matter what, New Kid In Town will always be on my list. Its just my favorite of Glenn's. What Do I Do With My Heart is a close second.

    Its interesting with my list, most of the songs I like of his are ballads. With his solo songs, I mostly like the ballads while with the Eagles I like rocking uptempo songs. That's kinda backwards with me. LOL I guess I love his smooth sexy voice with the ballads.

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    Default Re: Favourite Glenn Frey Songs

    I've been meaning to do this for a while. I'm not sufficiently familiar with Glenn's solo albums to do a proper lists for them, but I'll do one for his songs with the Eagles.

    1. Take It Easy
    2. New Kid In Town
    3. Tequila Sunrise
    4. Already Gone
    5. Heartache Tonight

    Honourable mention to Lyin' Eyes.

    I think that Take It Easy is probably my slight favourite, but New Kid In Town is the best song, even though I put it a close second in my order of preference. I had to include Tequila Sunrise, which I think is probably my favourite Glenn vocal delivery. He nailed that melancholy (but not quite as bleak as miserable) tone and sense of regret from the lyrics. Already Gone I love as the song that I personally feel defines the On The Border era, and Heartache Tonight absolutely rocks (Joe said it best about Glenn's vocal on that song). I don't have any of his LROOE vocals in my top 5, although Somebody would be in my top 10.

    All of my picks are hits, which is slightly unusual for me, although you can argue whether TS and to a lesser extent AG are hits. I decided to leave out the Glenn/Don duets and focus on his solo vocals. I was tempted to include Good Day In Hell, as it's Glenn's voice I hear throughout almost all of that song, but I think it's unfair to include it while excluding songs like After The Thrill Is Gone, How Long and even Doolin-Dalton (that one is perhaps slightly more Don than Glenn, but I love Glenn's vocals on his verses).
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