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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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Unchained Fair Warning

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Panama 1984

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Dance the Night Away Van Halen II

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Beautiful Girls Van Halen II

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67 40
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You Really Got Me Van Halen

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68 41
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And the Cradle Will Rock... Women and Children First

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Right Now For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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Everybody Wants Some!! Women and Children First

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Mean Street Fair Warning

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Little Dreamer Van Halen

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Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen

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I'll Wait 1984

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46 28
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In a Simple Rhyme Women and Children First

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So This Is Love? Fair Warning

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RobinGallego added Can't Stop Lovin' You Balance

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I'm the One Van Halen

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Running With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time

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RobinGallego added Poundcake For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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clash1977 added Little Guitars (intro) Diver Down

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(Oh) Pretty Woman Diver Down

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Romeo Delight Women and Children First

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Light Up the Sky Van Halen II

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48 31
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Top of the World 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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Take Your Whiskey Home Women and Children First

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Sinner's Swing! Fair Warning

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Hear About It Later Fair Warning

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Atomic Punk Van Halen

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RobinGallego added on fire Van Halen

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Women In Love Van Halen II

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clash1977 added Hang 'Em High Diver Down

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Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time

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