Top Ten Van Halen Songs


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The Top Ten

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!
[Newest]This song is not Van Halen.

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.
[Newest]Great guitar riffs, this song must be number one.

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


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


[Newest]I've had a few hot teachers over the years

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


This should be their BEST song, the solo is the best one Eddie Van Halen has.
[Newest]Intro sends chills down my spine every time. Fantastic song all around.

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


The best guitar solo
The best solo ever by the best guitarist ever.
[Newest]Isn't the guitar solo something like 120 notes per second?

6Runnin' 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!
[Newest]This is a truly rock classic. It's mean, don't like the funny stuff they made later.

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
[Newest]Such an uplifting and beautiful song! I would play this song at a wedding.

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.
[Newest]This and Panama are definitely the best two songs!

9Why 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

10Right 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 Contenders

11You 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

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.

13When 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!


Reminds me the most beautiful moments of my life.
Truly great song better than Jump believe Me.. !

14And 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
Hands down best song off of "Women and Children First"
Have you seen Junior's Grades?

15Mean 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


Great guitar solo and the intro is amazing

16Love Walks In
Awesome song, you should listen to it
One of Van Halen's best ballads

17Jamie's Cryin'
How is this song all the way back here. It should be in the top 5

18Ice Cream Man
Great song that highlights their debut album. A bit underrated, and deserves to be in the top 10, definitely.


Love ice cream and this song
Simply perfect... Idiots those who don't voto for this song

19Beautiful 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!

20Can't Stop Lovin' You
Its one of the best of van halen... I can't believe that is so underrated the melody of the chorus is incredible and the lyrics are full with emotion.
Not only the best Van Halen song, but close to the best song of all time!
I agree 20? This is an insult he sings with emotion and its incredible

Even though Van Halen is way better than Van Hagar, I am voting for Poundcake. It is my favourite Hagar song and should be higher than it is.
This is the one which made it up to 1 in the billboard rock charts upon its release.Deserves to be in the top 10.
If you listen to the lyrics, the song talks about a woman's derriere, relating it to a dessert cake.

22Humans Being
This is the song that got me into Van Halen, and rock music in general! A wonderfully dark rocker which showcased the mature side of Van Hagar in the late 90s and put Eddie's intense guitar wizardry center-stage once again.
This Song actually sounds amazing to listen to when you on a Plane!

Also those Guitars in this song unmatchable!


Epic song, from the epic movie "Twister. " It's not as appreciated as it should be because Sammy Hagar sang it and not David Lee Roth.
[Newest]Another song that should be in the top 10 songs just brill

23Little 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

24Best 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

25I'll Wait
This song is their second best from the 1984 album. Definitely one of their catchiest songs ever.
It's my favorite song from Van Halen, the rhythm is so catchy and really gets me in a good mood that it's imposible not to sing it. It's just great.
Definitely one of the best songs off "1984"

26Everybody Wants Some!!
This song is so much underrated! Definitely the best VH song ever!

27(Oh) Pretty Woman

Why is the crazy stuff we never say poetry in ink?


Is one of the best songs ever created, you can´┐Ż't stop listening!
It's the most epic song of 2012


29Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
One of their best songs ever. The lyrics are heartbreaking and are dedicated to one of the best musicians ever. Strange that nobody remembered this song before me.


What a wonderful song, everything is perfect in it..

30Summer Nights

31Spanish Fly

32Atomic Punk
One of my favorites. Including Eruption, House of Pain, Panama, Jump, Top Jimmy, Really Got Me Now, Hot for Teacher, Runnin' with the Devil, Drop Dead Legs, I'll Wait, and Many Others.
Atomic punk is top 3 material.

33Not Enough
Really emotional, and really great.


How many votes has this song gotten? The name of this song.

34On Fire

Another song that should be in the top 10 songs

36Girl Gone Bad
This is a very underrated song. It has a great guitar solo and a cool bass-line during the solo. David's singing is pretty great too.
My favorite Van Halen song. Fast drums and a killer Eddie solo.
Song simply hits hard. Lyrics are so raunchy. But they make you think for sure.
[Newest]Top 5 for sure. Amazing guitar work.

37Top of the World

38Feel Your Love Tonight

39Me Wise Magic
Should be in the top 10 best songs

40Good Enough

41The Full Bug
This is seriously at least one of the top ten Van Halen songs. It has an incredible intro that leads to a great Van Halen Riff.

42Drop Dead Legs

43Somebody Get Me a Doctor

44So This Is Love?
Not one, but TWO eddie solo's. The second one has him staggering up to the edge of a cliff and dive bombing off into guitar bliss.

Add that to Dave's twisted lyrics about falling in love with a hooker, and you have everything that a rock song should be about.

45Little Dreamer
This is such an amazing song! So underrated

46Finish What Ya Started
How is this song not even top 50, this song is awesome.


I think that this song has one of the most amazing choruses ever and is a great tune from the Hagar time period.


50Romeo Delight

51Get Up

52Feels So Good
Great instrumental great vocals fromsammy

53Hear About It Later

54Stay Frosty

55You're No Good
Such a great verse with great harmonical value leading into one of the catchiest VH choruses. Just a good tune

56I Can't Drive 55
Song isn't bad, but it's a Sammy Hagar song, NOT a Van Halen song.

57Push Comes to Shove
How come this is so low! The solo is one of Eddie's best and the end is just... so good sounding

58I'm the One
What? Why this is so low? Doesn't people notice the awesome guitar work that's going on here?

59Judgement Day

60As Is
For me is the BEST!

61China Town


63Dancing In the Street

64Man On a Mission

65Pleasure Dome
Don't really know what to say about this one but its definitely an underrated song that deserves some recognition. May be weird but still rocks my socks off.

66Without You

67Respect the Wind

That song is great and it surely deserves a better position here. It's simply amazing! Not just the song, but the whole album Balance.
This song should be in the top 10 of there songs it's just brill

69Big River

70Bottoms Up!

71Sinner's Swing

72Could This Be Magic?

73Light Up the Sky
Epic Solo, needs more credit!
I am a massive Van Halen fan. I love both the DLR and Hagar eras (that third one never happened :p), but I noticed this song wasnt on the list and I really think its in their top 20 tunes as well as being hands down the most underrated one, trust me go listen to it

74Bloom and Sweep

75You and Your Blues

76House of Pain

77Outta Love Again

78Fire In the Hole

79She's the Woman

80Take Your Whiskey Home
Why is this in 74th place, best Van Halen song ever.


A slower, deep cut, oozing with melody. I have loved this song since the first time I heard back in the mid 80's. Best of Van Halen for me include this one, Girl Gone Bad, and Jump in no particular order.

83Source of Infection

84Top Jimmy

85In a Simple Rhyme

86Big Fat Money

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This list was created 7 years, 14 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 34 times.

Updated Sunday, March 29, 2015

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