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Throwback Tuesdays: Hotel California - Life in 1970s Los Angeles

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Guess the missing lyrics!

The Eagles' classic "Hotel California" was released as a single in February 1977. The song won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Hotel California" at the 20th Grammy Awards in 1978.

The song is the band's interpretation of the high life in 1970s Los Angeles, and the American dream.

Listen carefully and fill in the blanks to complete the lyrics of this all-time rock hit:


  • On a dark desert , cool wind in my hair
  • Warm smell of colitas, through the air
  • Up ahead in the distance, I saw a light
  • My head grew and my sight grew
  • I had to stop for the night
  • There she stood in the ;
  • I heard the bell
  • And I was thinking to myself,
  • "This could be or this could be Hell"
  • Then she a candle and she showed me the way
  • There were voices down the ,
  • I thought I them say...
  • to the Hotel California
  • Such a place
  • Such a lovely
  • of room at the Hotel California
  • Any time of
  • You can it here