Take a look at the below list of Van Halen Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. The Van Halen is a hard rock band that originated from the United States of America. It was formed in 1972. They consisted of the vocalist David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen who was the group’s drummer, Eddie Van Halen who was the guitarist, and the bassist Michael Anthony. The team went on to register a lot of success at the time. Every member became a star. They sang many songs that were loved by their fans across the world. Here are 10 of their best songs.
List of Van Halen Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017
‘Dreams’ was released from the band’s album titled ‘5150.’ Sammy Hagar oversaw the production of this album. ‘5150′ was a collection that pointed out in the new direction taken by Van Halen in its approach to a clear pop sound. One of the songs among the collection was ‘Dreams’ that had such a synthetic sound. Despite the shift in their sound, they were able to maintain a balance that didn’t come in the way of their identity.
9. ‘On Fire.’
It is peradventure the way Van Halen repackaged metal rock that brought a clear distinction to their contribution to pop music. They made pop hookier and more palatable for the mainstream audience. ‘On Fire’ performed better than its contemporaries owing to its hard-hitting nature. The song was released on their self-titled album in 1978. It was a typical heavy metal rock with a more straightforward riffing by Eddie.
‘Unchained’ was a song in Van Halen’s fourth album titled ‘Fair Warning’ that was released in 1981. Eddie’s guitar comes out as one of his finest in the song. ‘Unchained’ was notable for having the only vocal contribution by Ted Templeman, the band’s producer at the time. The rhythm by Michael and Alex Anthony maintained a steady beat for Dave and Eddie to do what they did best.
7. ‘Beautiful Girls.’
This hit was the last song of the group’s second self-titled album, ‘Van Halen 2.’ It was released in 1979 and marked the end of the 1970’s for Van Halen. The song’s original title was ‘Bring on the Girls’ as a demo song for the Warner Brothers. Twelve years after the song was released, it was used as a commercial parody on Saturday Night Live.
6. ‘Dance The Night Away.’
Another song from Van Halen 2, ‘Dance The Night Away,’ was a feel-good song. It was the band’s first song ever to register a top 20 performance in the US peaking at No. 15. Too much energy was injected into Eddie’s guitar. During a live performance in 2006, Roth said that the lyrics to the song were a tribute to a drunk woman. The intoxicated woman had been found by policemen on patrol engaging in sex at the back of a truck. Upon seeing the police officers, she ran backward with her pants and entered a bar where the group was playing. This is one of the Van Halen Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
5. ‘Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love.’
Just like any other best song by the band, it was the guitar that made this song so great. This song is among the best songs ever done by Van Halen. The guitar riffing by Eddie at the opening of the song doesn’t leave your head for a very long time after you listen to the song. The beats and the lyrics by Roth are by all means unbeatable.
‘Eruption’ was the second song released from Van Halen’s first self-titled album. It was the savage riffs in this song that gave the group’s fans an idea of what they were to expect from the band in the future. ‘Eruption’ might not be called a song per say because it was more of a guitar solo done by Eddie. In fact, it has been regarded as the greatest guitar solo ever done.
3. ‘Runnin’ With the Devil.’
This famous track was the second song from their eponymic debut album released in 1978. The opening part of the song is a collection of car horns. Although the lyrics have been widely viewed as sinister connotations, the Van Halen has never demystified what the song was about or what it meant. The lyrics were an inspiration from an earlier song by the Ohio Players titled ‘Runnin’ from the Devil.’ ‘Runnin’ With the Devil’ was named by VH1 as the 9th greatest hard rock song of all time in the year 2009.
2. ‘Mean Street.’
This hit was from Van Halen’s fourth studio album titled ‘Fair Warning’ of 1981. During this year, nearly every band was playing hard rock, but no other group had a guitar riff that could rival that of Eddie Van Halen. It may not be their most favorite song, but it is definitely among the top best songs by the band.
‘Panama’ was released in 1984. All the parts of the songs are great, and someone feels like listening to the song time and again. From its opening when Alex hits the drums, and Eddie does what he does best with the guitar, it is possible to foresee a great ending to the song. The most remarkable and memorable part is when the music crawls smoothly after Edward Van Halen’s solo. ‘Panama’ is, without a doubt, the best song by the band.
New Songs by Van Halen 2016-2017.
There has not been any new song by Van Halen in 2016-2017. Their most recent musical work was in 2013 when they did a world tour.
Van Halen has been a great force to reckon with in the hard rock arena. They are one among five rock bands that have recorded sales of more than 10 million with only two albums in the US. They are one of the best-selling bands ever in the world having sold more than 80 million studio album copies. Clearly, the Van Halen are the undisputed kings of hard rock.