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Old 06-13-2018, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Eagles Song Survivor: Non-Studio Album Songs

Time for the Non-Studio Album Song Survivor! If you're new, for a basic overview of the game, see this post: Survivor Overview

I'm going to list the songs competing in the game here. Vote for the song that you feel should be eliminated from the list. The song that gets the most votes will be taken off of the list (or, in the language of Survivor, "Voted off of the island.") Each round, one more song will get axed, until there's only one left. Remember: you're voting for your LEAST favorite, not your favorite.

Each round will last 48 hours after posting to give people a chance to vote who don't post every day. That means that the first round will end at 8:00 Eastern time the day after tomorrow. If you miss a round, don't think you can't play. It's all good!

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If there is a tiebreaker, then ALL votes from ALL previous rounds are tallied and whoever has the most prior votes is eliminated. Thatís the way itís done on the real show, thatís the way itís done here. If there is a complete tie with prior votes (Murphyís Law), then I'll have a sudden-death trivia question ready. The first person who answers it correctly gets to break the tie. The odds of that happening are slim, but you never know, and it's good to be prepared.

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GAME OVER!


The winner is:

Seven Bridges Road


Songs Eliminated:
Funky New Year 6/15
All Night Long 6/17
Please Come Home for Christmas 6/19
Get You in the Mood 6/21
Love Will Keep Us Alive 6/23
One Day at a Time 6/25
The Girl from Yesterday 6/27
Lifeís Been Good 6/29
Learn To Be Still 7/1
Hole in the World 7/3
Get Over It 7/5


Thanks for playing and hope everyone enjoyed the game.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:38 PM   #2
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I Vote get you in the mood. Glenn was just not an accomplished songwriter and it shows in the song.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:57 PM   #3
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I Vote get you in the mood. Glenn was just not an accomplished songwriter and it shows in the song.
I hope you mean he wasn't accomplished at the time he wrote it. He was young. He had to learn. It's a lot better than a couple of other tracks which were on the first album, in my view.

I think this will be a hard game for me because I suspect my opinions will be very different from others.

Here goes:

Please Come Home For Christmas.

(I am still getting gaps of two lines when I type paragraphs. It's annoying. Oh well).
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:12 PM   #4
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I hope you mean he wasn't accomplished at the time he wrote it. He was young. He had to learn. It's a lot better than a couple of other tracks which were on the first album, in my view.

I think this will be a hard game for me because I suspect my opinions will be very different from others.

Here goes:

Please Come Home For Christmas.

(I am still getting gaps of two lines when I type paragraphs. It's annoying. Oh well).
Oh of course. I should have clarified. I think itís the worst song out of all the Glenn sung or written songs on the album but we can disagree on that
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:52 PM   #5
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OK, yeah, GYIM is... not his best work.


But I'm voting for LBG just because it's a solo song, essentially, so I think it should go before the true Eagles stuff.

I cast my vote for Life's Been Good.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:03 PM   #6
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My vote is for One Day At A Time, not really and Eagles song to me. It was either this or Life's Been Good, but its such a fun song I will leave it for now.
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Okay - I want to make a few comments in defense of Get You in the Mood. Now, I am not going to pretend that itís a great song, but, IMO, it is better than Funky New Year. The lyrics in both songs leave a lot to be desired, but, to me, at least, Get You in the Mood has a pretty decent melody and I actually like the chorus. I think the music is pretty good as well. Iíve said before itís hard for me to believe that the same four men who wrote Heartache Tonight are responsible for Funky New Year Ė Ďmy hair hurtsí Ö I mean really? The melody and music donít have a whole lot going for them either. And, to think, by the time FNY was written, these men were supposedly seasoned songwriters. Maybe my hair will start hurting too if I donít stop scratching my head because, to me, it is clearly the worst song in this game. lol Iím going to withhold my vote for now, but if I can help eliminate Funky New Year, then Iím so there.
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I will just say I think Life's Been Good is much better as an Eagles song than a Joe solo song. I don't even listen to the original anymore. The dueling guitars with Felder, the harmonies, all of it. The fun they had playing it on stage. Both during the Christchurch HFO concert and the F1 DVD, Glenn has a ball playing that song and really cracks up and Joe with his camera hat. I loved it.

Life's Been Good describes Glenn, Don, and Tim as much as it does Joe. They all were hard partiers and loved trashing rooms. To me it's the band's theme song.

For me, the version on Eagles Live makes the original on But Seriously Folks unlistenable. It's that much better. So while it might not win, I'd hate to see it go right out of the gate. It's a great Eagles song, unofficially.
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Wow. I love Get You in the Mood. The way it starts off with those lone guitar notes and the ascending bass riff really sets the ďmoodĒ of the song. Glennís voice is hot and sultry and that bluesy guitar solo is killer. Are these his finest lyrics? No, but he was still finding his way. I think itís a pretty solid effort and I canít imagine it going before some of the others on the list.

Ok, hereís my rather controversial choice: Love Will Keep Us Alive.

Sorry, Timothy, I love your voice but I do not care for this song. It wasnít written by an Eagle and it doesnít sound like an Eagles song. Any band could have recorded it. Iím aware it was a hit on the AC charts but I donít think that says much other than ďweíre turning in our rock cred card and have arrived in Middle-Aged Snoozeville.Ē

I wouldnít be surprised if Timothy himself rues the day he ever presented the song to the band cause now heís stuck with it for perpetuity.
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