Best Van Halen song?

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  1. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 A real stand-up guy

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    From both eras.

    From the Diamond Dave days, Hot for Teacher is my favorite. It has everything that made the young band great. The song happens to be in my favorite Roth album, 1984.

    From the Hagar days, I love Right Now. The sound and lyrics show how the band had matured since their early days.
     
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    Roth- Dancing in the Streets

    Hagar- Can't stop loving you

    Eddie Van Halen- You Really Got Me
     
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    My choices:

    Roth Era: Hot For Teacher and Pretty Woman

    Hagar Era: Dreams and Right Now.
     
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    PAN-NUH-MAH!

    PAN-NUH-MA-HA!

    PAN-NUH-MAH!

    PAN-NUH-MA-HA-HO-HA-HA-HA!


    Yeah, we're runnin' a lil bit hot t'night.
    I can barely see the road from all the heat comin' off it.
    Y'reach down 'nbetween mah legs and....ease the seat back.



    Oh, yeah, and Hagar's "Alien" song.
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Hot for Teacher is the only acceptable answer.

    I only like Roth era Van Halen so no opinion on the rest.
     
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    Always been partial to their cover of Ice Cream Man, myself.
     
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    I would say Jump. It's the only song I ever heard of them and which is played still today.
     
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    the song stuck to me in particular because i used to hang in this skate shop and this guy would play this song and jump of a ladder rocker style. i was a kid then and in hindsight he was probably high as fuck.
     
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    I'm wavering. It's either 'Jump' or 'Panama'.
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Man 1984 is just one of the best albums ever. Thank you thread for reminding me of this.
     
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    "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" & "Jamie's Cryin" are my favorites.
     
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    What kind of lame ass stations are you listening to where the only Van Halen sing they've ever played is jump? This doesn't even seem possible.

    Also much props to Human Beings. The very last song of VH that was ever truly awesome.
     
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    Ain't Talking 'Bout Love.
     
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    Lol, I like Jump best, I guess. I have a feeling that means I'm not a "true fan" or something. :) 

    Humans Being is a great song, too. That beginning might be my absolute favourite tune to work out too - it REALLY pumps you up for a good heavy set!
     
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    Roth: Hot For Teacher, though You Really Got Me is a close second.
    Hagar: Poundcake.
     
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    The best song is "Jump."

    The 2nd best is "Me Wise Magic."
     
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    True fan status revoked and return in span of four sentences. :dj 
     
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    Yeah I think I agree with you. Hot for Teacher or Panama from Roth era.
    Poundcake is just still one of my overall favorites, and so iconic. If I had to pick only one, I would have to go Hagar era with Poundcake.

    Big props to Humans Being, Me Wise Magic for being the last couple of great songs recorded from them by the two different leads. If not for the nostalgia of the other songs, I'd probably go with one of these.
     
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    Roth era - Jump
    Hagar era - Right Now

    I could list many more from the Van Hagar days as I prefer Sammy over Dave, but those would probably be my favorites.

    Honorable mentions -
    Panama
    Dance the night away
    Top of the World
    Finish what ya started
    Can't Stop Loving You
    Humans Being

    Ok now I am in the mood to go listen to some of these!