Van Halen

Van Halen

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Our Van Halen Page serves as a helpful guide in finding all Van Halen and Van Halen related articles on ClassicRockHistory.com. Links to every Van Halen article including best Van Halen songs, albums and so much more have been listed below. We are fans of both the David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar eras and so we have always covered both eras in the most fair and celebratory way. Van Halen released their first studio album in 1978 with David Lee Roth as their lead vocalist. No one at the time would have ever thought that David Lee Roth would leave the band and the group would continue on with a new lead singer.

Even more surprising was that no one would have ever thought in the 1970s that the red rocker Sammy Hagar would eventually join Van Halen as their lead vocalists. Yet rock and roll history is full of surprises and twists. And wouldn’t you know it, the last Van Halen studio album ever released would see the return of David Lee Roth as the band’s lead singer once again.

One could very easily argue that Van Halen stands as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. We write about their greatest moments on record in many of the Van Halen articles below. They were one of the first bands we ever wrote about on the site, and we have continued publishing Van Halen articles on a pretty steady basis over the years. We will never stop.

VAN HALEN ARTICLES

VAN HALEN ALBUM ARTICLES

Top 10 Van Halen Albums

Our Van Halen albums article looks at the best Van Halen albums in depth while also ranking them in what we believe are the best Van Halen albums form 10 to 1. This article takes into consideration all Van Halen albums ever released

David Lee Roth Van Halen Albums Ranked

Our David Lee Roth Van Halen albums list includes a ranking of only the Van Halen albums in which David Lee Roth appeared as the lead vocalist.

Sammy Hagar Van Halen Albums Ranked

Our Sammy Hagar Van Halen albums list includes a ranking of only the Van Halen albums in which Sammy Hagar appeared as the lead vocalist.

Top 10 Van Halen Album Covers

This is a fun article in which we rank the best Van alen album covers from ten to one.

VAN HALEN SONG ARTICLES

Top 10 Van Halen Songs

Our 10 best Van Halen songs article takes into account all Van Halen songs ever released that includes David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone as lead vocalists

Top 10 Van Halen Power Ballads

A look back at all the great Van Halen ballads released throughout Van Halen’s entire recording career.

Top 10 Van Halen Cover Songs

This article showcases the best cover songs written by other artists and songwriters that Van Halen recorded for their studio albums.

10 Best Covers Of Van Halen Songs

This fun article looks at musical artists that have recorded versions of Van Halen songs.

Top 10 David Lee Roth Van Halen Songs

A look back at the best songs that Van Halen recorded only with David Lee Roth as their lead vocalist.

Top 10 Sammy Hagar Van Halen Songs

A look back at the best songs that Van Halen recorded only with Sammy Hagar as their lead vocalist.

VAN HALEN RELATED ARTICLES

DAVID LEE ROTH

Top 10 David Lee Roth Songs

A look back at the best songs David Lee Roth released as a solo artist.

David Lee Roth Albums Ranked

Having some fun choosing our favorite David Lee Roth albums and putting them in ranked order.

David Lee Roth Announces Retirement From Rock And Roll

A sad day for David Lee Roth as the legendary singer calls it quits.

David Lee Roth Cancels His Final Concerts

It all came to an end even before we thought it would

Sammy Hagar


Top 10 Sammy Hagar Songs

A look back at the best Sammy Hagar songs

Top 10 Sammy Hagar Cover Songs

A fun read on some amazing songs that Sammy Hagar covers on his studio and live albums.

Top 10 Sammy Hagar Deep Cuts

Some of the best Sammy Hagar songs that some fans may not know.

Top 10 Sammy Hagar Albums

A ranking of the best Sammy Hagar albums from ten to one.

Top 10 Sammy Hagar Album Covers

Looking back at the best covers of all of Sammy Hagar’s studio and live albums

How Sammy Hagar Blew Boston Off The Stage In 1977

A fun story of experiencing our first Sammy Hagar concert way back in 1977. Don’t miss this one.

Sammy Hagar’s 2015 Circle Tour Was Spectacular

A review of Sammy Hagar’s spectacular 2015 tour with his killer band Circle

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sammy Hagar

A fun read in some cool Sammy Hagar fun facts and stories.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle Album Review

An in depth review of the grand Sammy Hagar & Circle album

Van Halen Discography & Songs

Van Halen With David Lee Roth

Van Halen

Released February 10, 1978

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals

Produced by Ted Templeman

CD Track Listings

1. Runnin’ With The Devil (3:35)
2. Eruption (1:42)
3. You Really Got Me (2:38)
4. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (3:49)
5. I’m The One (3:46)
6. Jamie’s Cryin’ (3:30)
7. Atomic Punk (3:01)
8. Feel Your Love Tonight (3:42)
9. Little Dreamer (3:23)
10. Ice Cream Man (3:20)
11. On Fire (3:00)

Van Halen II

Released March 23, 1979

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals

Produced by Ted Templeman

CD Track Listings

1. You’re No Good (3:17)
2. Dance The Night Away (3:09)
3. Somebody Get Me A Doctor (2:54)
4. Bottoms Up! (3:06)
5. Outta Love Again (2:53)
6. Light Up The Sky (3:12)
7. Spanish Fly (1:02)
8. D.O.A. (4:11)
9. Women In Love (4:09)
10. Beautiful Girls (3:56)

Women and Children First

Released March 26, 1980

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals

Produced by Ted Templeman

CD Track Listings

1. And The Cradle Will Rock… (3:33)
2. Everybody Wants Some!! (5:08)
3. Fools (5:56)
4. Romeo Delight (4:19)
5. Tora! Tora! (0:56)
6. Loss Of Control (2:39)
7. Take Your Whiskey Home (3:11)
8. Could This Be Magic? (3:09)
9. In A Simple Rhyme (4:40)

Fair Warning

Released April 29, 1981

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals

Produced by Ted Templeman

CD Track Listings

1. Mean Street (5:01)
2. Dirty Movies (4:07)
3. Sinner’s Swing! (3:09)
4. Hear About It Later (4:34)
5. Unchained (3:29)
6. Push Comes To Shove (3:48)
7. So This Is Love? (3:06)
8. Sunday Afternoon In The Park (1:58)
9. One Foot Out The Door (1:57)

Diver Down

Released April 14, 1982

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals

Produced by Ted Templeman

CD Track Listings

1. Where Have All The Good Times Gone! (3:03)
2. Hang ‘Em High (3:29)
3. Cathedral (1:22)
4. Secrets (3:27)
5. Intruder (1:39)
6. Oh, Pretty Woman (2:55)
7. Dancing In The Street (3:46)
8. Little Guitars (Intro) (0:42)
9. Little Guitars (3:49)
10. Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) (2:45)
11. The Full Bug (3:22)
12. Happy Trails (1:05)

1984

Released January 9, 1984

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals

Produced by Ted Templeman

CD Track Listings:

1. 1984 (1:08)
2. Jump (4:04)
3. Panama (3:32)
4. Top Jimmy (3:01)
5. Drop Dead Legs (4:15)
6. Hot For Teacher (4:44)
7. I’ll Wait (4:45)
8. Girl Gone Bad (4:35)
9. House Of Pain (3:19)

Van Halen With Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar

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5150

Released March 24, 1986

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals

Produced by Mick Jones, Donn Landee and Van Halen

CD Track Listings:

1. Good Enough (4:05)
2. Why Can’t This Be Love (3:47)
3. Get Up (4:37)
4. Dreams (4:54)
5. Summer Nights (5:06)
6. Best Of Both Worlds (4:49)
7. Love Walks In (5:11)
8. 5150 (5:44)
9. Inside (5:02)

OU812

Released May 24, 1988

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals

Produced by Donn Landee and Van Halen

CD Track Listings:

1. Mine All Mine (5:14)
2. When It’s Love (5:39)
3. A.F.U. (Naturally Wired) (4:30)
4. Cabo Wabo (7:04)
5. Source Of Infection (4:01)
6. Feels So Good (4:31)
7. Finish What Ya Started (4:24)
8. Black And Blue (5:26)
9. Sucker In A 3 Piece (5:55)
10. A Apolitical Blues (3:51)

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Released June 17, 1991

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals

Produced by Andy Johns, Ted Templeman and Van Halen

CD Track Listings:

1. Poundcake (5:21)
2. Judgement Day (4:38)
3. Spanked (4:52)
4. Runaround (4:21)
5. Pleasure Dome (6:57)
6. In ‘N’ Out (6:04)
7. Man On A Mission (5:03)
8. The Dream Is Over (3:59)
9. Right Now (5:21)
10. 316 (1:29)
11. Top Of The World (3:52)

Balance

Released January 24, 1995

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals

Produced by Bruce Fairbairn

CD Track Listings:

1. The Seventh Seal (5:18)
2. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You (4:07)
3. Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do) (5:56)
4. Amsterdam (4:45)
5. Big Fat Money (3:57)
6. Strung Out (1:28)
7. Not Enough (5:12)
8. Aftershock (5:28)
9. Doin’ Time (1:41)
10. Baluchitherium (4:04)
11. Take Me Back (Déjà Vu) (4:42)
12. Feelin’ (6:34)

Van Halen With Gary Cherone

Van Halen III

Released March 17, 1998

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Gary Cherone – Lead Vocals

Produced by Mike Post and Eddie Van Halen

CD Track Listings:

1. Neworld (1:45)
2. Without You (6:30)
3. One I Want (5:30)
4. From Afar (5:24)
5. Dirty Water Dog (5:27)
6. Once (7:42)
7. Fire In The Hole (5:31)
8. Josephina (5:42)
9. Year To The Day (8:34)
10. Primary (1:27)
11. Ballot Or The Bullet (5:42)
12. How Many Say I (6:04)

Van Halen With David Lee Roth Return

Van Halen

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A Different Kind of Truth

Released February 7, 2012

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Wolfgang Van Halen -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals

Produced by Van Halen and John Shanks

CD Track Listings:

1. Tattoo (4:44)
2. She’s The Woman (2:56)
3. You And Your Blues (3:43)
4. China Town (3:14)
5. Blood And Fire (4:26)
6. Bullethead (2:30)
7. As Is (4:47)
8. Honeybabysweetiedoll (3:46)
9. The Trouble With Never (3:59)
10. Outta Space (2:53)
11. Stay Frosty (4:07)
12. Big River (3:50)
13. Beats Workin’ (5:02)

VAN HALEN COMPILATION ALBUMS

Best Of – Volume I

Released October 22, 1996

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals
David Lee Roth Vocals

CD Track Listings:

1. Eruption (1:44)
2. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (3:49)
3. Runnin’ With The Devil (3:37)
4. Dance The Night Away (3:07)
5. And The Cradle Will Rock… (3:34)
6. Unchained (3:30)
7. Jump (4:03)
8. Panama (3:33)
9. Why Can’t This Be Love (3:48)
10. Dreams (4:53)
11. When It’s Love (5:41)
12. Poundcake (5:22)
13. Right Now (5:23)
14. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You (4:09)
15. Humans Being (5:09)
16. Can’t Get This Stuff No More (5:17)
17. Me Wise Magic (6:06)

The Best of Both Worlds

Released October 22, 1996

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals

CD Track Listings:

Disc One:

1. Eruption (1:43)
2. It’s About Time (new song) (4:15)
3. Up For Breakfast (new song) (4:57)
4. Learning To See (new song) (5:15)
5. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (3:48)
6. Finish What Ya Started (4:24)
7. You Really Got Me (2:38)
8. Dreams (4:53)
9. Hot For Teacher (4:43)
10. Poundcake (5:20)
11. And The Cradle Will Rock… (3:34)
12. Black And Blue (5:27)
13. Jump (4:04)
14. Top Of The World (3:54)
15. (Oh) Pretty Woman (2:53)
16. Love Walks In (5:11)
17. Beautiful Girls (3:57)
18. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You (4:08)
19. Unchained (3:28)

Disc Two:

1. Panama (3:32)
2. Best Of Both Worlds (4:49)
3. Jamie’s Cryin’ (3:30)
4. Runaround (4:20)
5. I’ll Wait (4:42)
6. Why Can’t This Be Love (3:48)
7. Runnin’ With The Devil (3:36)
8. When It’s Love (5:38)
9. Dancing In The Street (3:45)
10. Not Enough (6:48)
11. Feels So Good (4:32)
12. Right Now (5:22)
13. Everybody Wants Some!! (5:10)
14. Dance The Night Away (3:10)
15. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love  (4:43)
16. Panama  (6:39)
17. Jump  (4:20)

VAN HALEN LIVE ALBUMS

Live: Right Here, Right Now

Released February 23, 1993

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals

Produced by Andy Johns and Van Halen

CD Track Listings:

Disc One:

1. Poundcake (5:28)
2. Judgement Day (4:52)
3. When It’s Love (5:22)
4. Spanked (5:08)
5. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (4:37)
6. In ‘N’ Out (6:20)
7. Dreams (4:49)
8. Man On A Mission (4:49)
9. Ultra Bass (5:15)
10. Pleasure Dome / Drum Solo (9:38)
11. Panama (6:39)
12. Love Walks In (5:14)
13. Runaround (5:21)

Disc Two:

1. Right Now (6:13)
2. One Way To Rock (4:58)
3. Why Can’t This Be Love (5:22)
4. Give To Live (5:39)
5. Finish What Ya Started (5:50)
6. Best Of Both Worlds (5:00)
7. 316 (11:37)
8. You Really Got Me / Cabo Wabo (7:58)
9. Won’t Get Fooled Again (5:41)
10. Jump (4:26)
11. Top Of The World (4:59)

Tokyo Dome Live in Concert

Released March 31, 2015

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Wolfgang Van Halen -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals

Produced by Van Halen 

CD Track Listings:

CD One:

1. Unchained
2. Runnin’ With The Devil
3. She’s The Woman
4 I’m The One
5. Tattoo
6. Everybody Wants Some
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. China Town
9. Hear About It Later
10. Oh, Pretty Woman
11. Me And You (drum Solo)
12. You Really Got Me

CD Two:

1. Dance The Night Away
2. I’ll Wait
3. Cradle Will Rock
4. Hot For Teacher
5. Women In Love
6. Romeo Delight
7. Mean Street
8. Beautiful Girls
9. Ice Cream Man
10. Panama
11. Eruption
12. Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love
13. Jump

VAN HALEN VIDEO RELEASES

Live Without A Net

Released November 24, 1986

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals

1. Introduction
2. There’s Only One Way To Rock
3. Summer Nights
4. Get Up
5. Drum Solo
6. 5150
7. Best Of Both Worlds
8. Bass Solo
9. Panama
10. Love Walks In
11. Guitar Solo
12. I Can’t Drive 55
13. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
14. Why Can’t This Be Love
15. Rock And Roll
16. End Credits

Live: Right Here, Right Now.

Released January 26, 1993

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals

with Alan Fitzgerald on keyboards behind the stage

1. Poundcake
2. Judgement Day
3. Man On A Mission
4. When It’s Love
5. In ‘N’ Out
6. Right Now
7. Ultra Bass
8. Pleasure Dome/Drum Solo
9. Spanked
10. Runaround
11. Finish What Ya Started
12. Eagles Fly
13. 316
14. You Really Got Me/Cabo Wabo
15. The Dream Is Over
16. Jump
17. Top Of The World

Video Hits Volume I

Released January 26, 1993

Featuring 

Eddie Van Halen – Guitar
Alex Van Halen – Drums
Michael Anthony -Bass
David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals
Sammy Hagar – Lead Vocals
Gary Cherone – Lead Vocals

1. Jump
2. Panama
3. Hot For Teacher
4. When It’s Love
5. Finish What Ya Started
6. Poundcake
7. Runaround
8. Right Now
9. Dreams
10. Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
11. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
12. Not Enough
13. Humans Being

 

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