Top Ten Van Halen Songs

The Top Ten

1 Jump Jump Cover Art

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?

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

There should not even be a competition! The secret why jump is in the top is that it is the best song of van halen!
The keyboard play in this song is amazing!
Lets make a record: Vote it up over fifty%!

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!

2 Hot for Teacher Hot for Teacher Cover Art

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.

It's just so catchy an amazing drum and guitar performance and it just makes you wanna get up and do something.

This should be number 2 and Panama should be at number 1 both are great tunes and a whole lot better than Jump.

Better than eruption for guitar. Better for drums than anything, and better for bass well then a lot.

3 Panama Panama Cover Art

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

Jump is not only not the best Van Halen song of all time it is one of the worst. It was written for the mainstream and is not classic Van Halen. Panama is literally twice as good as Jump and so is every other song on this list. It is a damn shame that Jump is number 1 on this list.

True Van Halen fans would pick this song over Jump.
Tsk. People who voted for jump probably never listened to the other Van Halen songs especially Panama.

"Model Citizen, Zero Discipline" No doubt this song blows Jump out of the water. Eddie rocks every song, but this song puts it all together.

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

First Van Halen song I heard, which got me into VH. That riff is just mesmerizing. The vocals and lyrics, the short solos.. Everything's just so good. Just love this song. No reason for it.

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?

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

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

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

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!

This is my favorite Van Halen riff, and the chorus is extremely catchy. While I love just about everything by VH (with Roth), this song just stands out a little more from the rest.

Hands down, this song rocks and is the song that really defines Eddie Van Halen's distinctive guitar sound.

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

6 Eruption Eruption Cover Art

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.

Why is this not number 1? I'm 10 and I play Van Halen all the time on the guitar. This one the most. Almost everyday I play this. An instant classic.

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

One of the greatest guitar solos by Eddie Van Halen, Eddie's skill's with guitar are amazing.

7 Dreams Dreams Cover Art

It's a Great song! I'm more in the Dave camp of the Van Halen fans, but loved Sammy solo and with VH. His voice is amazing in this song just like in Eagles Fly. Sammy pawns Dave in the Singing category by a mile yet Dave is Dave and his showmanship was second to none at the time and the music seemed heavier which a lot of purist hated the 84'album and beyond calling them sellouts like Metallica was called with the Black Album

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!

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.

If there was ever one song that showed Eddie could take his song writing up a notch it is Dreams. It sounds like it could have been written for a whole orchestra. Sammy's lyrics are simply inspired. It might not be Van Halen's most popular song but I do think it's them at their finest.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Love the opening on this song. One of my true all time favorites. Never overplayed.

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

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

Great rift, awesome how it starts right after Eruption. Fantastic album!

One of my favourite songs from van halen

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

12 I'll Wait I'll Wait Cover Art

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.

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

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

Definitely one of the best songs off "1984"

13 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.

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

Beautiful song, topped with one of the best guitar solos in the history of music.

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

14 Mean Street Mean Street Cover Art

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.

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.

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.

Obviously not the best Van Halen song but it definitely deserves more recognition than it gets. Just listen to the first minute and you'll see what I mean.

15 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, Panama, Jamie's Cryin, Take Your Whiskey Home, and Runnin With The Devil should be the top 5, and anyone who has ears should know that Jump shouldn't even rank near the top 10.

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.

If the ranking were based on catchiness, this song would be number 1. Such a great song and apparently very underrated. Come on people vote for this!

16 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!

Reminds me the most beautiful moments of my life.

Truly great song better than Jump believe Me.. !

Amazing, great song. Beautiful!

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

Awesome synth second best Van Halen song

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

One of Van Halen's best ballads

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

Hands down best song off of "Women and Children First"

Have you seen Junior's Grades?

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

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.

Simply perfect... Idiots those who don't voto for this song

Love ice cream and this song

Why is this song not in the top5?!.

23 Humans Being Humans Being Cover Art

Should be top 20. Best VH song ever. Combines metal verses with a rock chorus and solo. Apparently it was supposed to be a double release with a ballad called "Between Us Two", which was never released (but will be in 2018! ). Between Us Two was supposedly Van Halen's Stairway, and Humans Being is VH's Smells Like Teen Spirit in my opinion--it would've made a killer release, and probably would've kept Sammy in the band.

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.

Dreams was the most inspirational song my H.S. football team used with the highlight tapes, and I love it along with all of the late 70's and all the 80's VH songs, but this is number one for sure.

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

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.

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

25 Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!! Cover Art

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!

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