Top Ten Van Halen Songs

The Top Ten

1 Jump Jump Cover Art

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!

Who cares what singer it is Van Halen is the thing that keeps me listening

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

This isn't there best song. I just wanted to comment. Saw then twice. With David Lee it was the worse show. He was so intoxicated he could not perform and it lasted 1/2 hour. With Sammy one of the Best shows ever. They played 21/2 hours. So who Sucks?

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

2 Hot for Teacher Hot for Teacher Cover Art

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

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

I've had a few hot teachers over the years

When the drums sound like someone making popcorn while riding a motorcycle you know you're doing something right

3 Panama Panama Cover Art

I wouldn't just say this is the best Van Halen song but maybe one of the best songs of all time, super rockin!

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.

4 Runnin' With the Devil Runnin' With the Devil Cover Art

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!

Number six?! This song is awesome, my favorite part is when Roth screams before saying "Running with the Devil"

5 Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Cover Art

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.

This song made me fall in love with Van Halen (they are still my favorite band ever). I was OBSESSED with it for months! The guitar intro blew me away, the riff gave me goosebumps, and the lyrics made me feel like a badass for listening to them!

6 Eruption Eruption Cover Art

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

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.

7 Dreams Dreams Cover Art

Drop Dead Legs was a KILLER song. So underrated. Guitar in that song is so powerful. Love it!

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

8 Why Cant This Be Love Why Cant This Be Love Cover Art

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.

9 Unchained Unchained Cover Art

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.

1: Unchained/Runnin' With the Devil tied
3: Dance the Night Away
4: Eruption
5: Dreams
6: Panama
7: Mean Street
8: Right Now
9: Feel Your Love Tonight
10: Ain't Talking' Bout Love
11: And the Cradle Will Rock
12: Poundcake
13: The Seventh Seal
14: DOA
15: Humans Being
16: Pretty Woman
17: Jump
18: Jamie's Cryin
19: Somebody Get Me A Doctor
20: Love Walks In

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

10 You Really Got Me You Really Got Me Cover Art

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

This is actually a cover song, originally by The Kinks and known for its riff. So I guess The Kinks should get most of the credits.

Yes, please. Thanks for pointing that out. Van Halen's fine in their own right but the comments did seem to be praising them for what Ray Davies and The Kinks created and which I'm sure Van Halen did as a tribute to a favorite influence - Billyv

The Contenders

11 Jamie's Cryin' Jamie's Cryin' Cover Art

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

Highly underrated song

Best one.

How is this 16

12 Right Now Right Now Cover Art

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..

My personal favorite. Don't see why Hagar gets so much hate. This is truly an iconic song.

13 I'll Wait I'll Wait Cover Art

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"

One of my favorite songs of all time. Absolute masterpiece.

14 Mean Street Mean Street Cover Art

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

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.

Great guitar solo and the intro is amazing

15 When It's Love When It's Love Cover Art

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!

It should definitely be in the top 10 for Hagar, and DEFINITELY top 15 overall

Reminds me the most beautiful moments of my life.

Truly great song better than Jump believe Me.. !

16 Dance the Night Away Dance the Night Away Cover Art

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.

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.

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

Great song. Way too low on this list. My favorite Van Halen song.

17 (Oh) Pretty Woman (Oh) Pretty Woman Cover Art

More than solid cover. To me it's better than the original. I love the intro. And how could we forget that amazing music video?

What a catchy tune. Definitely deserves to be in the top 10.

18 Love Walks In Love Walks In Cover Art

Awesome song, you should listen to it

One of Van Halen's best ballads

Awesome synth second best Van Halen song

I love this song

19 Beautiful Girls Beautiful Girls Cover Art

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.

20 And the Cradle Will Rock... And the Cradle Will Rock... Cover Art

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

21 I'm the One I'm the One Cover Art

This is my personal favorite, albeit maybe not the best, but I love the hard rock sound. Definitely their hardest and fastest song.

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

The guitar work on this one is some of Eddies best

22 Ice Cream Man Ice Cream Man Cover Art

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

Why is this song not in the top5?!.

23 Humans Being Humans Being Cover Art

The Best Of Them all. Best Rock of the Hagar Era, went great in twister, and is awesome overall.

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.

24 Top of the World Top of the World Cover Art

One of the Top (Pun Intended) Hagar songs. UP there with Humans Being, When It's Love, and Why Can't This Be Love

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...

Top 3 in my opinion. Pure joy.

25 Best of Both Worlds Best of Both Worlds Cover Art

Again I say, It's a top 10 Hagar song, top 20 overall. Sammy Hagar & The Circle play this an the crowd loses their minds. I would to.

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

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