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List of the best Van Halen songs, ranked by fans like you. Van Halen was the ultimate party in the '70s and '80s. With Eddie Van Halen reinventing the notion of guitar heroics, David Lee Roth playing the role of lead singer, and eventually Sammy Hagar bringing in his ear for pop hooks, the band was always a soundtrack to a good time (even when they were at each other's throats behind the scenes.)  

This list covers the band's party heydey from Roth era classics like "Unchained" and "Panama" to Hagar's pop hits "When It's Love" and "Right Now." If you feel like we've left one of Eddie's most iconic solos left out or undervalued the Hagar years, redo this list till good times are had by all. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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Jump 1984

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Panama 1984

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Unchained Fair Warning

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Dance the Night Away Van Halen II

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And the Cradle Will Rock... Women and Children First

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Dreams 5150

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Beautiful Girls Van Halen II

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Everybody Wants Some!! Women and Children First

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You Really Got Me Van Halen

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Mean Street Fair Warning

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Little Dreamer Van Halen

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Right Now For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen

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In a Simple Rhyme Women and Children First

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I'll Wait 1984

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I'm the One Van Halen

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Romeo Delight Women and Children First

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(Oh) Pretty Woman Diver Down

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So This Is Love? Fair Warning

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Light Up the Sky Van Halen II

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Hear About It Later Fair Warning

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Atomic Punk Van Halen

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Take Your Whiskey Home Women and Children First

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on fire Van Halen

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Running With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time

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Sinner's Swing! Fair Warning

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Women In Love Van Halen II

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Poundcake For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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Top Jimmy 1984

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Ice Cream Man Van Halen

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D.O.A. Van Halen II

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Hang 'Em High Diver Down

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Could This Be Magic? Women and Children First

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Top of the World For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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