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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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Unchained Fair Warning

2
131 62
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128 65
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Panama 1984

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112 56
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104 39
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105 63
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7
92 53
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And the Cradle Will Rock... Women and Children First

8
138 74
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Jump 1984

9
92 55
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You Really Got Me Van Halen

10
89 53
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Everybody Wants Some!! Women and Children First

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108 50
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Dreams 5150

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86 48
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Mean Street Fair Warning

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107 55
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110 67
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Dance the Night Away Van Halen II

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82 50
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Beautiful Girls Van Halen II

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69 34
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Little Dreamer Van Halen

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107 65
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Right Now For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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89 52
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Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen

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87 44
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52 26
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Atomic Punk Van Halen

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74 48
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I'll Wait 1984

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53 34
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57 32
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So This Is Love? Fair Warning

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37 14
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64 39
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RobinGallego added Poundcake For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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53 30
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I'm the One Van Halen

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56 36
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49 30
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Romeo Delight Women and Children First

The Best Eminem Songs of All Time

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59 32
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53 32
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Top of the World For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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57 44
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clash1977 added Little Guitars (intro) Diver Down

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51 31
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Light Up the Sky Van Halen II

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64 39
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56 33
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34 15
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59 47
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(Oh) Pretty Woman Diver Down

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47 29
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Hear About It Later Fair Warning

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46 25
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D.O.A. Van Halen II

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49 28
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Top Jimmy 1984

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54 39
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In a Simple Rhyme Women and Children First

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60 41
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RobinGallego added Can't Stop Lovin' You Balance

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64 42
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The Best Movies of 1988

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42 28
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RobinGallego added on fire Van Halen

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45 34
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Take Your Whiskey Home Women and Children First

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49 33
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38 30
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clash1977 added Hang 'Em High Diver Down

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27 15
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tag7 added 5150 5150

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41 31
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Sinner's Swing! Fair Warning

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20 9
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The Dream Is Over For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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20 10
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Runaround For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge