Top Ten Van Halen Songs


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!

Who cares what singer it is Van Halen is the thing that keeps me listening - Goalie1

Pretty much the anthem of 1984. Still a great song in 2019 though. - BritishGoat

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

Jump and Panama are my 2 favorite songs by Van Halen. - MegadethFan07

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2 Hot for Teacher

Alex is ridiculous. So is Eddie.

Love this song

How does he play that intro? - Userguy44

Really shows off Alex's drumming. - galaxyfox

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3 Panama

Such a fun one to play on guitar. Hot For Teacher (which is probably my second favourite by them) and Jump are great songs. But come on if this doesn't get you playing air guitar what does. Eddie's pick sliding, shredding and signature tapping are all here in this song. Don't forget about David Lee Roth (Van Halen's best singer). His vocals are out of this world

It just sounds really cool

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

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4 Runnin' With the Devil

My first and favorite song though I also love love walks in

This should be higher. Better than Jump in my opinion. - Userguy44

Seriously underrated because of Jump, Panama and Hot For Teacher, but they're all still great songs

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

Definitely. It's a really good song.

This is easily my favorite Van Halen song, great lyrics, perfect guitar, well done

One of the best riffs of all time - lntxp01

yeah the greatest intro of all time - richie4life

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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

Whereas Jump has cool and amazing synthesizers, Eruption added a new chapter to the guitar. It has a guitar solo that will blow people’s minds when they first hear it.

That said, I think Jump should be at #2 and Eruption at #1. - theultimatecritic

The best solo ever by the best guitarist ever.

The best guitar solo

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7 Dreams

Kind of like the Fade To Black of Van Halen

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

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.

Hagar has much better vocals. Beautiful song.

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8 Why Cant This Be Love

I really enjoy this song. - Userguy44

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

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9 Unchained

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

Just Plain awesome. Love the Flanger Pedal. everything about this, and of course, ONE BREAK, COMING UP!

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.

Best van halen song. PEOPLE PUT IT NUMBER 1!

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10 You Really Got Me

One of my favourite songs from van halen - Disturbedpotato

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

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The Newcomers

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? Can't Get This Stuff No More

Great jazzy chorus

The Contenders

11 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

12 Right Now

Shocked that this isn't top 3 at least!

Great Vocal, great riff and great presentation

Great Song

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

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13 Mean Street

So great, and underrated. Definitely the best Fair Warning song. This should be #2 after Ain't Talking' 'Bout Love, which should be #1. And Fools is also criminally underrated and should be #3.

WHy isn't this #1? - SharkDestroyer

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 - sUx2Bu

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14 I'll Wait

How is this song so low on the list? Definitely the best.

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"

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15 Dance the Night Away

I already put one on but this song is amazing.

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.

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16 When It's Love

Underrated - BritishGoat

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.. !

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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 synth second best Van Halen song - CalebMusic

Awesome song, you should listen to it

One of Van Halen's best ballads

I love this song

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19 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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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 I'm the One

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

22 (Oh) Pretty Woman

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.

23 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.

Classic rocker. Hagar isn't bad as some make him out to be. Great song.

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24 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...

25 Everybody Wants Some!!

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


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

26 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.

27 Little Guitars

By far my favorite Van Halen song. The intro has a lot of emotion and I particularly enjoy the guitar in the outro. It also has some 7/8 in the chorus which makes it unique

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

28 Little Dreamer

This is such an amazing song! So underrated

29 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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30 Atomic Punk

It's pretty heavy for the 70's

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.

31 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.

32 Spanish Fly
33 Top Jimmy

34 shows how underrated this song is - Disturbedpotato

34 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

35 Bottoms Up!
36 Feel Your Love Tonight

Hands down one of their best

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

This song is just great. Beautiful tune

37 "5150"

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

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

Another song that should be in the top 10 songs

38 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?

39 Sinner's Swing

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

40 Good Enough
41 You're No Good

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

42 Take Your Whiskey Home

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

43 Summer Nights
44 Romeo Delight

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

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!

45 Me Wise Magic

Sounds like old Van Hallen

Should be in the top 10 best songs

46 The 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.

47 So 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.

48 Drop Dead Legs
49 Somebody Get Me a Doctor
50 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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1. Dreams
2. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
3. Runnin' With the Devil
1. Runnin' With the Devil
2. Mean Street
3. Hot for Teacher
1. Love Walks In
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