Best Songs to Get Into Van Halen

Van Halen is an amazing rock band. If you've never listened to them before, you can look at this list and see some great songs by them that you may find you enjoy. Feel free to vote for the songs that made you love Van Halen.

The Top Ten

1 Jump Jump

I can still remember my first ever time hearing this song. I was in second grade, about six or seven years ago. - NightmareCinema

While not my favorite Van Halen song, it sounds very pop-like, which makes it easy for anyone, even those who don't listen to much rock music to enjoy. "Might as well jump" in and listen to this song. - Element119

2 Dance the Night Away Dance the Night Away

Another nice song from Van Halen. The chorus is very catchy and fun to sing along to. - Element119

3 Dreams Dreams

Dreams is somewhat similar to Jump with the fact that it's synthesized, but is more of a rock song than Jump. It also has very inspiring lyrics:
"So baby, dry your eyes
Save all the tears you've cried
That's what dreams are made of
Cause baby, we belong in a world that must be strong
Cause that's what dreams are made of" - Element119

4 When It's Love

This is a very nice ballad from Van Halen, also quite catchy.
"How do I know when it's love?
I can't tell you but it lasts forever
How does it feel when it's love?
It's just something you feel together." - Element119

5 Runnin' with the Devil

This really isn't the best song to listen to from Van Halen if you haven't listened to much hard rock music, but it's an awesome song. So if you've gone through the other songs on the list and liked them, or have listened to a lot of rock music before, I highly recommend listening to this song. It's amazing. - Element119

6 I'll Wait

Another synthesized Van Halen song, not as good as Jump or Dreams in my opinion, but still a good song to listen to.
"I'll wait till your love comes down
I'm coming straight for your heart
No way you can stop me now, as fine as you are" - Element119

7 (Oh) Pretty Woman
8 Right Now

Nice piano intro, and awesome song!
"Right now
It's your tomorrow
Right now
It's everything
Right now
Catch a magic moment
Do it right here and now" - Element119

9 Hot for Teacher

This is my favorite song of theirs, it’s just so great - NightmareCinema

10 Can't Stop Lovin' You

Another nice song from Van Halen.
"I just want to hear you say
I can't stop lovin' you
And no matter what you say or do
You know my heart is true
Oh, I can't stop lovin' you" - Element119

The Contenders

11 Eruption
12 Love Walks In

Not a huge fan of the song, but still a good song and easy to listen to if you're not used to Van Halen's music.
"So when you sense a change
Nothing feels the same
All your dreams are strange
Love comes walkin' in" - Element119

13 Why Can't This Be Love

My favorite Van Halen song.
"It's got what it takes
So tell me why can't this be love?
Straight from my heart
Oh, tell me why can't this be love? " - Element119

14 Humans Being
15 Mean Street
16 Atomic Punk
17 Panama
18 Everybody Wants Some!!
19 Unchained
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Top Remixes

1. Runnin' with the Devil
2. (Oh) Pretty Woman
3. Hot for Teacher
1. Jump
2. Dreams
3. Dance the Night Away


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