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!

1.dance the night away 2. jump 3.unchained 4.ain't talking' 'bout love 5.runnin' with the devil 6.euroption/you really got me 7.when its love 8. hot for teacher 9. dreams 10. automic punk 11. panama 12. cabo wabo 13. jamies cryin' 14. somebody get me a doctor 15. bottoms up 16. mean streat 17.right now 18. on fire 19. why can't this be love 20.every body wants some

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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.

Best Van Halen song ever should be 1 instead of jump

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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

That drum solo is LEGENDARY

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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!

Jump at number one? Really? This song is a masterpiece, Eddie Van Halen is incredible, and of course, would it really be a great song without David Lee Roth?

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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.

best

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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

I generally prefer David Lee Roth's songs, but this is my absolute favourite Van Halen song. - truckturner

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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

By far their best song

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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..

This song is the third best Van Halen song it is awesome - CalebMusic

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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

One of my favourite songs from van halen - Disturbedpotato

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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.

1. Dance the night away
2. Jump
3. Why can't this be love
4. Dreams
5. Right now
6. Love walks in
7. When it's love

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13 Jamie's Cryin'

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

Highly underrated song

How is this 16

14 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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15 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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16 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"

Underrated Van Halen song

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17 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.

18 Love Walks In

Awesome song, you should listen to it

One of Van Halen's best ballads

Awesome synth second best Van Halen song - CalebMusic

I love this song

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19 (Oh) Pretty Woman
20 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

21 Best of Both Worlds

Another brill song that should be in the top 10 songs

Deserves top ten

This song should be in the top 10 instead of poundcake

best song.

22 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

This is top ten! Way better than Jump!

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

23 I'll Wait

WHY ISN'T THIS IN THE ' TOP TEN?! GOD! ARE YOU SERIOUSLY STUPID ENOUGH TO PUT THIS MASTERPIECE OF A SONG AT NUMBER 31?!
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"

Not my favorite but should be in top 10. “I’ll Wait” was a nice contrast to the quicker paced hits on 1984. “Why Can’t This Be Love” and “Beautiful Girls” are my top 2.

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24 Humans 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! - Curti2594

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.

When I was 5, this was my absolute Van Halen song, and I can.l understand why,

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25 I'm the One

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

26 Everybody Wants Some!!

This song is so much underrated! Definitely the best VH song ever!

Amazing

HOW IS THIS SONG AT NO. 30?!? Even ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK thinks it’s Van Halen’s best song!

27 Summer Nights
28 Top of the World

HOW IS THIS SO LOW? This is THE best Hagar song along with humans being, and is one of the best overall. So motivating. You feel like you actually are standing on top of the world when you hear this song. also this song motivated me to go up and talk to the girl that became my girlfriend...

29 Poundcake

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.

30 Little Dreamer

This is such an amazing song! So underrated

31 Can'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

I am surprised to see this so low. I think the reason being is its off their balance album which overall isn't very good.

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32 Atomic 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.

It's pretty heavy for the 70's

33 Spanish Fly
34 "5150"

Another song that should be in the top 10 songs

WAY under rated. The best song off their best album.

One of my favorites why isint this in the top 10?

35 Tattoo

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

Is one of the best songs ever created, you can�'t stop listening!
It's the most epic song of 2012 - andreymoutelik

36 Top Jimmy
37 Drop Dead Legs
38 Bottoms Up!
39 Feel Your Love Tonight

Personally, Feel Your Love Tonight is my #1 song. Those first 15 are incredible.

This song is just great. Beautiful tune

Hands down one of their best

40 Girl 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.

Top 5 for sure. Amazing guitar work.

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41 Secrets

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.

Definitely top 20 why so low?

42 Sinner's Swing

I don't care if it says the F word, this song should have been on every rock station everywhere!

43 You're No Good

Such a great verse with great harmonical value leading into one of the catchiest VH choruses. Just a good tune

44 Good Enough
45 Take Your Whiskey Home

Why is this in 74th place, best Van Halen song ever.

46 Romeo Delight

One of my favorites! They played it here in Houston this passed Friday Night Aug25th 2015 and they Killed it! Place went nuts and I was shocked at everyone around me singing it. I didn't think it was that popular and yet everyone is just singing along. Great Live!

Only bested by "Unchained." Who are these people voting?! NOTHING Van Hagar should be in the top 20!

47 Somebody Get Me a Doctor
48 Me Wise Magic

Should be in the top 10 best songs

Sounds like old Van Hallen

49 316
50 Not Enough

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

Really emotional, and really great. - Black_Thunder

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