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What are your favorite Van Halen tracks?

Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 1,763
edited October 8 in Other Music
This is a constantly evolving list for me.  RIP Eddie.
  • I'm the One
  • Unchained
  • Mean Street
  • Little Guitars
  • Hot for Teacher
  • Dreams
  • Feels So Good
  • Amsterdam
  • Without You (only song without Roth or Hagar I like)
Folded over, forced in a choke hold
Outnumbered and held down
All of this talk of rapture
Look around at the promise NOW,...
Here and now
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 6,983
    edited October 8
    Aint Talkin Bout Love (always #1 on my list)
    Right Now
    Dreams
    Humans Being
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 22,833
    Right Now is far and away their best song IMO. not even a real competition. it's a classic in every sense of the word. 
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 22,833
    also love the video
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 22,833
    "right now, science is building a better tomato"
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 1,763
    Right Now is far and away their best song IMO. not even a real competition. it's a classic in every sense of the word. 
    More classic and well-known than Jump?

    Folded over, forced in a choke hold
    Outnumbered and held down
    All of this talk of rapture
    Look around at the promise NOW,...
    Here and now
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 22,833
    Right Now is far and away their best song IMO. not even a real competition. it's a classic in every sense of the word. 
    More classic and well-known than Jump?

    not more well known, no. but i'm biased. i have always preferred van hagar. i consider their music during that era as much more serious and melodic, the DLR era more tongue in cheek and fun. 
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 1,763
    Right Now is far and away their best song IMO. not even a real competition. it's a classic in every sense of the word. 
    More classic and well-known than Jump?

    not more well known, no. but i'm biased. i have always preferred van hagar. i consider their music during that era as much more serious and melodic, the DLR era more tongue in cheek and fun. 
    I hear you there.  The DLR era featured a lot more shredding by Eddie.  The band really blends together with Hagar.  Right Now is phenomenal, but I heard it once too many times growing up.  I do really enjoy the Balance record (I actually have it on right now). 

    Folded over, forced in a choke hold
    Outnumbered and held down
    All of this talk of rapture
    Look around at the promise NOW,...
    Here and now
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 22,833
    Right Now is far and away their best song IMO. not even a real competition. it's a classic in every sense of the word. 
    More classic and well-known than Jump?

    not more well known, no. but i'm biased. i have always preferred van hagar. i consider their music during that era as much more serious and melodic, the DLR era more tongue in cheek and fun. 
    I hear you there.  The DLR era featured a lot more shredding by Eddie.  The band really blends together with Hagar.  Right Now is phenomenal, but I heard it once too many times growing up.  I do really enjoy the Balance record (I actually have it on right now). 

    i've always been a sucker for a great EVH piano into/outro. 
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 6,983
    Right Now is far and away their best song IMO. not even a real competition. it's a classic in every sense of the word. 
    Love that video and love that song

    The intro is always exciting
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,539
    Hard to pick 10.  I prefer Dave so I'm going with all Dave songs.  I did enjoy Sammy just in a different way.  Dave more Heavy Metal, Sammy more pop
    1 - Running with the Devil
    2 - Jump
    3 - Ain't Talking About Love
    4 - Beautiful Girls
    5 - So This Is Love
    6 - Unchained
    7 - Panama
    8 - I'll Wait
    9 - Ice Cream Man
    10 - DOA

  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 20,821
    And the cradle will rock

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,919
    I thought I loved that song from Twister. i listened to it recently, I didn't. 


  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    1-Atomic Punk  Why this song doesn't get more love is beyond me.  McCready gave it props recently though so that is good.
    2-Panama
    3-Ain't Talking bout love
    4-Cathedral
    5-Hot for Teacher
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,201
    "Eruption"
    "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
    "Atomic Punk"
    "Women in Love..."
    "And the Cradle Will Rock..."
    "Everybody Wants Some!!"
    "Unchained"
    "Little Guitars"
    "Hot for Teacher"
    "Right Now"
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    dankind said:
    "Eruption"
    "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
    "Atomic Punk"
    "Women in Love..."
    "And the Cradle Will Rock..."
    "Everybody Wants Some!!"
    "Unchained"
    "Little Guitars"
    "Hot for Teacher"
    "Right Now"
    Finally!

    Great list @dankind
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 22,833
    I thought I loved that song from Twister. i listened to it recently, I didn't. 


    LOL
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • ZodZod Posts: 7,189
    I thought I loved that song from Twister. i listened to it recently, I didn't. 


    I love the song from twister! (Humans Being?)
  • hihobibohihobibo Tampa, FLPosts: 584
    Finish What you Started is one of the best...got to love a song about blue balls!
  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 1,763
    dankind said:
    "Eruption"
    "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
    "Atomic Punk"
    "Women in Love..."
    "And the Cradle Will Rock..."
    "Everybody Wants Some!!"
    "Unchained"
    "Little Guitars"
    "Hot for Teacher"
    "Right Now"
    I like the love for "Women in Love." I listened to that track a lot when I first got into VH II.

    Folded over, forced in a choke hold
    Outnumbered and held down
    All of this talk of rapture
    Look around at the promise NOW,...
    Here and now
  • blackhawksblackhawks Posts: 303
    Atomic Punk
    Romeo Delight
    Panama
    Poundcake
    Unchained
    Mean streets
    Right Now
    5150
    Summer Nights
    Girl Gone Bad
    Summer Nights
    I'm The One
    Take Your Whiskey Home


    First saw them as a kid in 82 and man did they blow my mind.  Getting to see your guitar hero for the first time was other worldly.  They were so good in their prime........

    91 - Ames Iowa CY Stephens Auditorium
    Lots Lots Lots of shows.....
    2018 - Seattle 2/Missoula
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,201
    dankind said:
    "Eruption"
    "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
    "Atomic Punk"
    "Women in Love..."
    "And the Cradle Will Rock..."
    "Everybody Wants Some!!"
    "Unchained"
    "Little Guitars"
    "Hot for Teacher"
    "Right Now"
    I like the love for "Women in Love." I listened to that track a lot when I first got into VH II.

    I feel like I slighted so much. Mostly “Mean Street,” though. I might have to sub that one in for “Everybody Wants Some!!”

    Or is this no givesy backsies?

    It deserves more than an honorable mention for that intro alone. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 11,430
    Here's a top 20: (Won't include instrumentals, if I did Intruder would make the cut)

    Mean Street
    Fools
    Everybody Wants Some
    And The Cradle Will Rock
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    Unchained
    Dirty Movies
    Atomic Punk
    D.O.A.
    I'n The One
    Light Up The Sky
    Little Guitars
    Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love
    Honeybabysweetiedoll
    Romeo Delight
    As Is
    Somebody Get Me a Doctor
    On Fire
    Hot For Teacher
    Sinners Swing

    Top 10 Hagar era songs (none crack the overall top 20)
    Humans Being (by far the best Hagar tune)
    Sucker in a 3 Piece
    The Seventh Seal
    Poundcake
    Mine All Mine
    Aftershock
    5150
    A.F.U.
    Pleasure Dome
    Dreams

    This weekend we rock Portland
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 20,821
    Found this list....my favorite is #50.  Lol
    Vulture: All 131 Van Halen Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 1,763
    edited October 10
    Found this list....my favorite is #50.  Lol
    Vulture: All 131 Van Halen Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best.
    I love the photo at the top of the site.


    Also, “Why Can’t This Be Love” at 131?  Wow.  I was considering naming that as one of my favorites.
    Post edited by Glorified KC on
    Folded over, forced in a choke hold
    Outnumbered and held down
    All of this talk of rapture
    Look around at the promise NOW,...
    Here and now
  • 3days3days Posts: 867
    So many good memories and performances. I give people credit for focusing on positives, but I also feel like Van Halen's story should be considered a cautionary tale. 
  • It's hard to pick favorites, I love the Van Halen catalog from beginning to end (there are some worthwhile moments on Van Halen III) but after Eddie's passing last week these are the ones I think I'm enjoying the most for various reasons:
    1) Ain't Talking Bout Love
    2) Unchained
    3) In A Simple Rhyme
    3) Runnin with the Devil
    4) Women In Love
    5) On Fire
    6) Hear About It Later
    7) 5150
    8) Little Guitars
    9) Summer Nights
    10) Humans Being


  • marjenmarjen CTPosts: 665
    I’m the one
    running with the devil
    unchained
    And the cradle will rock
    everybody wants some
    drop dead legs
    house of pain
    best of both worlds
    summer nights
    5150
    cabo want 
    when it’s love
    top of the world 
  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 1,763
    marjen said:
    I’m the one
    running with the devil
    unchained
    And the cradle will rock
    everybody wants some
    drop dead legs
    house of pain
    best of both worlds
    summer nights
    5150
    cabo want 
    when it’s love
    top of the world 
    I love Cabo Wabo too!  That song gets stuck in my head sometimes.
    Folded over, forced in a choke hold
    Outnumbered and held down
    All of this talk of rapture
    Look around at the promise NOW,...
    Here and now
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,367
    Right Now
    Best of Both Worlds
    Poundcake
    Top of the World

    Sammy took the whole thing to another level, too bad he wasn’t there from the beginning.
    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
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  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 1,763
    Oh man I just saw this on the list of ranking all VH songs.

    Folded over, forced in a choke hold
    Outnumbered and held down
    All of this talk of rapture
    Look around at the promise NOW,...
    Here and now
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