classic rock The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time  

Voteable
Originally by
6k votes 354 voters 5k views 240 items Embed

List Rules Vote for your favorite Van Halen songs, not just singles and hits.

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.
list ordered by

1
102 46
Ranker Video
Panama 1984

2
122 55
Ranker Video
Unchained Fair Warning

3
105 46
Ranker Video

4
94 40
Ranker Video

5
95 45
Ranker Video
Dance the Night Away Van Halen II

6
86 29
Ranker Video

7
82 47
Ranker Video

8
116 58
Ranker Video
Jump 1984

9
88 36
Ranker Video
Dreams 5150

10
92 48
Ranker Video
Right Now For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

11
73 42
Ranker Video
And the Cradle Will Rock... Women and Children First

12
73 42
Ranker Video
You Really Got Me Van Halen

13
88 44
Ranker Video

14
67 39
Ranker Video
Beautiful Girls Van Halen II

The Best Stevie Wonder Albums of All Time

15
71 43
Ranker Video
Everybody Wants Some!! Women and Children First

16
73 32
Ranker Video

17
70 41
Ranker Video
Mean Street Fair Warning

18
71 44
Ranker Video
Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen

19
50 29
Ranker Video
Little Dreamer Van Halen

20
41 27
Ranker Video

21
25 6
Running With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time

The Best '90s Kung Fu Movies

22
52 31
Ranker Video
RobinGallego added Poundcake For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

23
25 7
Ranker Video

24
57 40
Ranker Video
I'll Wait 1984

25
42 24
Ranker Video
I'm the One Van Halen

26
48 29
Ranker Video
RobinGallego added Can't Stop Lovin' You Balance

27
48 32
Ranker Video
In a Simple Rhyme Women and Children First

28
44 26
Ranker Video
So This Is Love? Fair Warning

The Best Eminem Songs of All Time

29
47 35
Ranker Video
(Oh) Pretty Woman Diver Down

30
46 25
Ranker Video

31
40 23
Ranker Video
Top of the World For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

32
52 31
Ranker Video

33
39 26
Ranker Video
Romeo Delight Women and Children First

34
51 31
Ranker Video
RobinGallego added humans being

35
46 37
Ranker Video
clash1977 added Little Guitars (intro) Diver Down

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

36
41 27
Ranker Video
Light Up the Sky Van Halen II

37
38 22
Ranker Video
Top Jimmy 1984

38
37 24
Ranker Video
Atomic Punk Van Halen

39
43 33
Ranker Video

40
45 35
Ranker Video
Ice Cream Man Van Halen

41
37 22
Ranker Video
D.O.A. Van Halen II

42
37 25
Ranker Video
Hear About It Later Fair Warning

The Best Movies of 1988

43
38 29
Ranker Video
Take Your Whiskey Home Women and Children First

44
43 29
Ranker Video

45
35 25
Ranker Video
Sinner's Swing! Fair Warning

46
34 25
Ranker Video
RobinGallego added on fire Van Halen

47
17 9
Ranker Video
tag7 added 5150 5150

48
29 26
Ranker Video
clash1977 added Hang 'Em High Diver Down

49
29 21
Ranker Video
Women In Love Van Halen II

50
36 28
Ranker Video