Top Ten Van Halen Songs


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No doubt jump is the best song. hagar sucks BADLY! They say jump is POP!?! Dang idiots have you listened to dlr compared to hagar! Energetic and best song!
1. Jump
2. Panama
3. ain't talking bout love
4. beautiful girls
5. pretty woman
6. runnin with the devil
7. Hot 4 teacher
8. ill wait
9. Unchained
10. dance the night away
11. Jamies crying
12. feel your love tonight
13. you really got me
14. and the cradle will rock
15. dancing in the streets
16. everybody want some!

great songs makes you want to get up and just go wild

Such a great synthesizer piece! The song that everybody recognizes!

This song is not Van Halen.

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those people who have just voted for jump are really suckers. just listen to this song and vote it

This song really rocks out! Combining Dave's Vocals and Eddie's kickass guitar technique we got one word... Panama

doesn't have the best riff or solo, but it's just incredible to listen to and sing along to.

I think most of us can agree this is way better than Jump.

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3Hot for Teacher

Rest of top 10:
Everybody Wants Some!
Right Now
Can't Stop Lovin You
You Really Got Me
Runnin With the Devil
She's the Woman

Note: not specifically in this order

OMFG!!!!! why is this not the #2 song!?!?!?! ( hands down eruption is the best) this song even is not in the top 10 either??? thats messed up - josh49080

one of the songs that got me into metal. m/ - wolphert

I've had a few hot teachers over the years - Ajkloth

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4Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

This is easily my favorite van halen song, great lyrics, perfect guitar, well done

yeah the greatest intro of all time - richie4life

This should be their BEST song, the solo is the best one Eddie Van Halen has.

The song is really cool, the solo is pretty simple, but it really matches the song.

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5Runnin' with the Devil

By far there best song I don't know why it's so low on the list

Such a cathy song should be in the top 5 at least Best Van Helen

Great bass, great intro, perfect song. My favourite song from Van Halen. No doubt about it. EDDIE VAN HALEN IS GOD!

It. Is. One. Word:AWESOME #i ❤️"Running with the Devil"

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This song really shows what Eddie Van Halen is capable of doing... This guitar solo is pure magic - fidelcanojr

The best guitar solo

The best solo ever by the best guitarist ever.

Best solo absolutely.

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My favourite song of all time. This feels less like a piece of pop-metal and more like Sammy Hagar trying to convert an audience of Roth purists to the Hagar side. And with inspiring lyrics like these and an amazing energy that pulsates from every chord, he makes a brilliant case.

Has everything: screaming innovative Eddie signature guitar work, gorgeous melody, killer Mike bass, excellent synthesizer, superb Sammy singing, profound meaningful lyrics which are extremely upbeat to the point of being spiritual and inspiring without being overly religious or dogmatic or pretentious, great hook with 'higher and higher'
Total masterpiece!

This is a beautiful song. And I think that sammy hagar is better vocalist than David lee roth. Dreams is more like a ballad than jump that is more like pop

If there was ever one song that showed Eddie could take his song writing up a notch it is Dreams. It sounds like it could have been written for a whole orchestra. Sammy's lyrics are simply inspired. It might not be Van Halen's most popular song but I do think it's them at their finest.

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8Why Cant This Be Love

Wow I'm not the only one. I mean I used to listen to Panama and Jump and to me they were just good songs but this one was the one that really got me in Van Halen and made love many others of their songs

The one that got me into Van Hale. This song is just epic.. The vocals are great and so is the music. I'm happy that this is in the top 10. For me, should be in the top 5.

I love that noise that is in the intro and chorus it is awesome! And a great peice of music great lyrics

This song took Van Halen to another level.

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9You Really Got Me

Private parts howard stern turning point of the movie what song do they play? This one baby. Why? Cause the riff hits you hard and roth kills it

Great rift, awesome how it starts right after Eruption. Fantastic album!

Amazing, I love so much this song


Jump will always win a popularity contest, and it IS a great pop song. But its not what VH are all about - raw, energetic and THAT guitar. Unchained is the perfect example.

Love the opening on this song. One of my true all time favorites. Never overplayed.

My favorite Van Halen song. Starts off with absolutely ripping guitar and DLR is at his finest on vocals and lyrics.

This and Panama are definitely the best two songs!

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The Contenders

11Right Now

Beautiful song that makes you think about all that happens while we are busy doing something else... Not their best from the musical perspective but sure shows their talent with lyrics.

One of the best! Video is meaningful.

Just amazing! No words right now..

The beginning is nostalgic😎

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12Dance the Night Away

How is this so low?! Eddie's guitar sounds better that it ever has on this song. It has a different more sophisticated feel to it and its hands down the best song on the best Van Halen album.

There's no way that this should be all the way down here... Such a classy song and extremely catchy

This song came on during school once. It was during the only class I had with the girl I liked. This song reminded me so much of her, and I believe it is their best.

This song and Why can't this be love should be 1/2 on the list. Amazing guitar and catchy lyrics. Great song.

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13And the Cradle Will Rock...

I chose this one cause it has a vary good solo and the bass drums and the singer tie it in so well that is speaks to me

Have you seen Junior's Grades?

Hands down best song off of "Women and Children First"

14When It's Love

This song is amazing, not their best but easily in the top 5's... The tittle and the synth intro make you think it's going to be a ballad, but after the intro you hear those kickass guitar chords that you can "headbang" to... Then the singing starts and its still heavy, but then the chorus catches you by a surprise since it's so beautiful, emotional and it sounds like a ballad... Such a masterpiece! The guitar solo is also pretty good... Great song! - fidelcanojr

Reminds me the most beautiful moments of my life.

Truly great song better than Jump believe Me.. !

15Beautiful Girls

What the heck is this?! Sure it's not the best but it sure needs to be higher! Really catchy song that really puts you in a positive mood. Van Halen for the win!

16Mean Street

People who listened to more than three Van Halen songs know the entire Fair Warning album is the best material the band has released so far. "Mean Street" is a song with actual meaning, made to express emotions and not necessarily appeal to the masses.

yeah really great underrated song should be higher - sUx2Bu

Great guitar solo and the intro is amazing

Big Halen fan and this IS the best overall

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17Jamie's Cryin'

How is this song all the way back here. It should be in the top 5

18Little Guitars

This is slightly better than jump and Panama. I know all three songs but the intro in this song is the icing on the cake

All the Little Van Halen songs Rock!
Little Guitars and Little Dreamer

19Ice Cream Man

Great song that highlights their debut album. A bit underrated, and deserves to be in the top 10, definitely. - The_Acid_Queen

Love ice cream and this song

Simply perfect... Idiots those who don't voto for this song

20Best of Both Worlds

Another brill song that should be in the top 10 songs

This song should be in the top 10 instead of poundcake

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