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    Default What's the Last Great Van Halen Song?

    I'm sure I'm gonna get pissed on by all the Sammy backers here and the couple Gary backers (just as an aside I think Sammy is great and the show I saw on the VH3 tour was the best I've ever seen) but I have a question for you all. The question being "When's the last time Van Halen wrote a great song?" and as a follow up "Are they still capable of it?" I think you have to go back to atleast the Balance CD to find one. I certainly don't think the last 3 tunes were anything resembling great, and VH3 didn't have a "great VH song" on it (I liked the album and thought it has some good tracks on it - One I want & Dirty Water Dog being my faves but nothing earth shattering). So by my math we're looing at a decade here without one.

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    can you define a great song? what is it? What makes it great?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Murphenstein
    can you define a great song? what is it? What makes it great?
    Any song that has the words 'Humans' and 'Being' in the title.
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    the greatest van halen songs are "inside" and "how many say i"

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    I agree with Dr. Bullet.
    But seriously, I think the last great and by great I mean amazing song VH put out was probably Year to The Day. It's a great song, not one of my favorites but it cetainly is a great song. Aside from 3 I'd say every song on Balance is great, with the exception of Strung out. Oh yeah I'm going by song order too, because there are other great songs on 3.
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    The last great VH song????

    Easy answer in my opinion. With the exception of "How Many Say I" of course.
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    Humans Being.
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    You know, Humans Being just doesn't do for me what it seems to do for a lot of people. Now, don't get me wrong, I think it's a killer tune, but I'd say that the last great =VH= song is on Balance. That album is just filled with great tracks like Don't Tell Me, Seventh Seal, Aftershock, Baluchitherium, Feelin', etc. But I agree, we're looking at about a decade since the last "great" =VH= track, IMO.
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    Me Wise Magic, because it came after Humans Being.

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    Probably "Me Wise Magic", nothing has been exceptional to me since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Halen
    Humans Being.
    Ditto!

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    Human's Being, Me Wise Majic, Can't Get This Stuff, Without You, Ballot or the Bullet, From Afar, Fire in the Hole, Up For Breakfast.......I could keep going. All of them are great VH songs. This is a very subjective thread.

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    Not Enough, Finish What Ya started, and Up For Breakfast (yeah, it's silly but the lyrics are fun).
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    Year to the Day is an excellent song. One of the best vocal performances by Gary Cherone ever, and the music is some of the best Eddie's ever written. It's sad that they excluded the Gary era from the "Best of" but I guess they couldn't have called it "Best of Both Worlds" then.
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