Van Halen’s 20 best songs, from wicked to freakin’ awesome

By Steve Newton

Guess I’m just more of a Dave guy.

20. “Runaround” (For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, 1991)

19. “Drop Dead Legs” (1984, 1984)

18. “You Really Got Me” (Van Halen, 1978)

17. “Oh, Pretty Woman” (Diver Down, 1982)

16. “Running With the Devil” (Van Halen, 1978)

15. “Dreams” (5150, 1986)

14. “Everybody Wants Some!!” (Women and Children First, 1980)

13. “Push Come to Shove” (Fair Warning, 1981)

12. “Somebody Get Me a Doctor” (Van Halen II, 1979)

11. “I’ll Wait” (1984, 1984)

10. “Beautiful Girls” (Van Halen II, 1979)

9. “Eruption” (Van Halen, 1978)

8. “Finish What Ya Started” (OU812, 1988)

7. “Dance the Night Away” (Van Halen II, 1979)

6. “Top Jimmy” (1984, 1984)

5. “Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love” (Van Halen, 1978)

4. “Little Dreamer” (Van Halen, 1978)

3. “Unchained” (Fair Warning, 1981)

2. “Panama” (1984, 1984)

1. “D.O.A.” (Van Halen II, 1979)

 

One thought on “Van Halen’s 20 best songs, from wicked to freakin’ awesome

  1. I can agree with many songs on that list. However, I would have included “Hear About It Later” (Fair Warning), “And the Cradle Will Rock” (Women and Children First) and “Hot for Teacher” (1984). Really like those songs.

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