Top Ten Van Halen Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Jump

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!

The first Van Halen song I ever listened to when I was a baby! I grew up listening to it. I personally like every Van Halen song (even "How Many Say I"), but "Jump" deserves a 1!

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2 Panama

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.

Jump is the obvious choice here but Panama is where it's really at!

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3 Hot for Teacher

HOT FOR TEACHER NOT #1? I LOVE THIS SONG!
Rest of top 10:
Everybody Wants Some!
Jump
Right Now
Can't Stop Lovin You
Panama
You Really Got Me
Runnin With the Devil
She's the Woman
Eruption

Note: not specifically in this order

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

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

The boyish naivity of lines like " I think of all the education that I missed, but yet my homework was never quite like this" just prove what van halen is all about, kickass guitars, charismatic vocals, unbelievably underrated harmonies, crazy drums, and all in the name of having a good time.

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4 Runnin' 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!

First album and first somg, still my favorite - Joshgbpack12

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5 Ain'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.

This song deserves top 3

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6 Eruption

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

The best solo ever by the best guitarist ever.

The best guitar solo

Best guitar solo to start a song ever in the history of rock. Eddie Van Halen--enough said.

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7 Dreams

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

No contest. An uplifting song with Sammy delivering some catchy vocals and along with Eddie doing some work on keyboards. Beatiful.

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8 Why 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

I am surprised that Why Can't This Be Love is this high, but I'm glad. This is a very nice (also pretty catchy) song from Van Halen. Even though I love all their other songs as well, I always find myself coming back to this song. - Element119

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9 Unchained

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.

Great Riff, best of the album, this band does not get credit, and gets branded as a pop band. This song ain't pop.

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10 Right 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..

Best VH song of all 3 periods

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The Contenders

11 You 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

Original, unique and rocking!

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12 Dance 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.

Can't believe Jump is No. 1 currently and Dance the Night Away is No. 11. How is that even possible. This is undoubtedly Top 5.

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13 Mean 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.

This is beyond me that any true fan who can really appreciate the best guitar playing of eddie van halen can not realize how "mean Streets" was Eddie at his peak. Mean Streets is the best song of fair warning and fair warning is the least in the top 3 of van halen's best albums so how on earth can it be ranked at 15. Jesus christ Eddie van halen genuis is his guitar playing and jump is his synthesizer. Where are the true fans of van halen.

yeah really great underrated song should be higher - sUx2Bu

Eddie Van halen at his very best, no question.

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14 And 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"

AND THE CRADLE WILL ROCK ROCK ON!

15 Jamie's Cryin'

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

Highly underrated song

16 When 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.. !

Amazing, great song. Beautiful!

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17 Love Walks In

Awesome song, you should listen to it

One of Van Halen's best ballads

Awesome song. Should be way higher. Better than any DLR stuff.

18 Beautiful 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!

This song is energizing and fun. Should be higher.

19 Ice 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

20 Little 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

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