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    What a funky little odd rocker! I love this tune. It's like Taco Bell, the more you eat it, the more you want it...but if you don't listen to it for awhile, it doesn't stick at first.

    I think it sounds very odd nestled between Panama and Drop Dead Legs...it almost sounds like it would have been more at home on Diver Down, no?
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    A lotta people don't like this song. I have no idea why. Rocks.

    Top Jimmy...he's the king.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen
    A lotta people don't like this song. I have no idea why.
    News to me. Never heard a negative review of anything offa "1984".
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    Compared to everything else on 1984, Top Jimmy isn't that good. Just the weakest song on a stellar album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Halen
    Compared to everything else on 1984, Top Jimmy isn't that good. Just the weakest song on a stellar album.
    I don't altogether agree. I don't think 1984 has a weak song on it.

    This will sound kind of pompous, but my only problem with it is that it doesn't flow with the rest of the album, like I said, it sounds like it should be from Diver Down.

    The rest of the album flows together...and while not a "concept" album, it almost is a concept album musically, if not lyrically...if that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme red roth
    I don't altogether agree. I don't think 1984 has a weak song on it.

    This will sound kind of pompous, but my only problem with it is that it doesn't flow with the rest of the album, like I said, it sounds like it should be from Diver Down.

    The rest of the album flows together...and while not a "concept" album, it almost is a concept album musically, if not lyrically...if that makes sense.
    Well put. It's a great song but it doesn't fit overall. Would probably go better with the vibe on Diver Down, but I still love the song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Halen
    Compared to everything else on 1984, Top Jimmy isn't that good. Just the weakest song on a stellar album.
    Sorry, "I'll Wait" has to be the weakest song on that album. Aside from the solo, I can't stand that song.

    "Top Jimmy" though, is great. Great guitar parts, solo, vocal and lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddiePie
    Sorry, "I'll Wait" has to be the weakest song on that album. Aside from the solo, I can't stand that song.

    "Top Jimmy" though, is great. Great guitar parts, solo, vocal and lyrics.
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    I always thought "Top Jimmy" had the potential to be hit.
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    Ohhhhhh Jimmy !!!

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    I don't care for this song that much. I mean its good and I don't skip it. Like you said, it just doesnt flow. I wouldn't list it in my top 50 Van Halen songs. Sad thing is I once made the list of my top 50 Van Halen songs. I do however like how the guitar sounds on this song. Its just I think melodies don't really work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rovus
    I always thought "Top Jimmy" had the potential to be hit.
    I've even heard it on the radio, a bunch of times.

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    I think it's a really cool song, the OH JIMMY part at the end is hilarious! I heard that the man they based this song on, died a few years ago, too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme red roth
    What a funky little odd rocker! I love this tune. It's like Taco Bell, the more you eat it, the more you want it...but if you don't listen to it for awhile, it doesn't stick at first.

    I think it sounds very odd nestled between Panama and Drop Dead Legs...it almost sounds like it would have been more at home on Diver Down, no?
    It is a pretty good song. I do like the flow from Panama to Top Jimmy to Drop Dead Legs.
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