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Encyclopedia > Desperado (song)
"Desperado"
"Desperado" cover
Song by The Eagles
from the album Desperado
Released April 17, 1973
Recorded Early 1973
Genre Rock, Country, Bluegrass
Length 3:33
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Glenn Frey and Don Henley
Producer(s) Glyn Johns
Desperado track listing
Tequila Sunrise
(4)
"Desperado"
(5)
Certain Kind of Fool
(6)

"Desperado" is a song by the rock-country band Eagles, written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley. It first appeared on the 1973 album Desperado, and has later appeared on numerous compilation albums. Cover of The Eagles album Desperado. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The Eagles. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music which has its own roots in Irish, Scottish and English traditional music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Asylum Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, which currently is geared primarily in hip-hop music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of country rock band The Eagles. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band the Eagles. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Glyn Johns (born February 15, 1942 in Epsom, Surrey, England) is a recording engineer and record producer. ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The Eagles. ... Tequila Sunrise is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. ... Eagles are an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of country rock band The Eagles. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band the Eagles. ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The Eagles. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ...


Accompanied by Glenn Frey on piano, the lead vocalist, Don Henley, begs the subject of the song, a "desperado", to return home, and tells him that the things he enjoys doing will hurt him eventually.


While this is one of the Eagles' signature songs, it was never released as a single. "Desperado" was voted #494 in the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... In 2004, Rolling Stone listed the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time as polled by musicians, critics, and industry figures. ...


The live rendition featured on Hell Freezes Over is in the key of G major. Hell Freezes Over is an album by The Eagles, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music). ...


Covers

Joan Baez, BZN, The Langley Schools Music Project, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Japanese singer KOKIA, Johnny Rodriguez, Kenny Rogers, Westlife have covered "Desperado". Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... Dont Cry Now (1973) is Linda Ronstadts fourth solo LP and the first of her studio releases for Asylum Records, following a relationship with Capitol that resulted in three albums with her former band, the Stone Poneys, and three subsequent solo releases. ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... Horizon is a 1975 album by musical American duo The Carpenters. ... Clint Blacks Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American neotraditional country music singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actor. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... -1... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... A cemetery, a place of the dead The dead are those who have died, as opposed to those who are still living. ... Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and long time member of The Allman Brothers Band. ... Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Ciara-Camile Roque Velasco (born September 1, 1985), an American , was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series, American Idol. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... The Dixie Chicks are a thirteen-time Grammy Award-winning female country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is a punk rock cover band that formed in 1995. ... Love Their Country is the fifth studio album, and sixth overall by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. ... Suzi Quatro (born Susan Kay Quatro on June 3, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, bassist, radio personality and actress. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... BZN (Band Without Name) is the most populair Dutch band ever. ... Hans Fenger and Wix-Brown Elementary School LP, 1977 The Langley Schools Music Project is a collection of childrens chorus recordings made from 1976-77 by Canadian music teacher Hans Fenger in a school gymnasium in Langley, British Columbia, near Vancouver. ... Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is a punk rock cover band that formed in 1995. ... Johnny Rodriguez born December 10, 1951 in Sabinal, Texas, is a country music singer. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ...


The song was featured in the film In America.[attribution needed] In America is a 2002 film directed by Jim Sheridan, and co-written by Sheridan and his daughters Naomi and Kirsten. ...


Popular culture references

  • In an episode of Seinfeld, "The Checks", Elaine Benes dated a man who called "Desperado" "his song": he would ignore Elaine whenever it was played. Elaine tried to come up with a song to share. She chose "Witchy Woman", another Eagles song also sung by Henley. He stuck with "Desperado".
  • The character Grace Adler quoted from the song "Desperado" ("You've been out riding fences for so long now / Oh, you're a hard one / But I know that you've got your reasons") while breaking up with a boyfriend on a 2001 episode of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace.
  • The professional wrestler Terry Funk used "Desperado" (both the Eagles' original as well as Clint Black's cover version) as his entrance music in Extreme Championship Wrestling.
  • Pat Tillman - The US Army Ranger and former NFL football player killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan loved the song "Desperado". At his memorial service, Tillman's brother Richard noted that it was his favorite song, and it was played near the conclusion of the service.

Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... The Checks is the 141st episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Witchy Woman is a song written by Don Henley and Bernie Leadon, and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. ... Grace Elizabeth Adler is a fictional character on the popular American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Debra Messing. ... Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Patrick Daniel Tillman, Jr. ...

External links

  • Lyrics at eaglesfans.com
  • All Music Guide
  • Desperado free sheet music - music score download

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EAGLES - DESPERADO LYRICS (393 words)
Anyway I love the original and The Doolin Dalton which is kind of part of Desperado or the two go together as a concept if you like.
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Desperado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
"Desperado (song)" is the name of a song on the album, that was later covered by country artists including Johnny Cash, Clint Black, Johnny Rodriguez and Kenny Rogers.
Desperado (film) is a 1995 film that starred Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek and that was directed by Robert Rodriguez.
Desperado is a song by Alice Cooper, appearing on the album Killer (album).
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