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Classic Rock The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time  

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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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159 79
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1984

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176 91
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Fair Warning

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131 51
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137 68
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175 90
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1984

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136 84
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8
111 67
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Women and Children First

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113 63
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Fair Warning

10
111 70
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Women and Children First

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115 67
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Van Halen

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129 82
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Van Halen II

13
107 62
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Van Halen

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136 71
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5150

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137 76
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101 62
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Van Halen II

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133 82
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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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78 43
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95 58
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1984

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92 53
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83 47
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Van Halen

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78 38
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76 46
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24
105 59
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80 42
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71 38
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Van Halen

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74 41
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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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56 25
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69 41
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Van Halen

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50 21
Running With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time

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45 21
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tag7 added 5150

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65 41
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Fair Warning

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81 48
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75 47
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RobinGallego added Balance

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62 36
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1984

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59 40
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Women and Children First

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38 17
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OU812

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60 38
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Van Halen II

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55 31
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Van Halen II

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57 39
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Women and Children First

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71 56
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Diver Down

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61 44
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Women and Children First

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54 38
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Fair Warning

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64 51
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73 46
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32 15
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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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28 14
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1984

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58 38
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45 29
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27 15
Mine All Mine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time