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    Default Top 10 Summertime Van Halen Songs

    From VHND.com:

    There’s no time like the Summertime, and there’s no music like Van Halen. The two go together like an ice cold Corona and a slice of lime.

    We think of Van Halen as kind of an America’s Led Zeppelin, but with more humor and attitude. One of their unique attributes which sets them apart from other rock bands is their almost Beach Boys backing vocals, which helped them redefine the classic Southern California sound of Summer.

    With Summer 2011 in full swing, we’ll roll out the best Van Halen songs for the hottest months of the year! One could argue that Van Halen has entire albums that are great for summertime listening, such as Diver Down or Van Halen II. One could also say that the band’s entire catalog is perfect for enjoying in the summertime, and we agree! Keep in mind, this isn’t a list of our favorite VH songs. It is, however, a list of songs with a “summertime” vibe.

    So whether you’re looking for some rockin’ tunes to hit the beach with, a speedy drive with the top down, a backyard barbeque or kickin’ back on a hot summer night, here’s the Van Halen News Desk’s list of the Top 10 Summertime Van Halen Songs (in order of their release):

    Top 10 Summertime Van Halen Songs


    What do you think of our list? Which songs did we leave out? What are your favorite VH songs for the summer?

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    California Girls is not a VH song.

    Wow.
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay View Post
    California Girls is not a VH song.

    Wow.
    True.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay View Post
    California Girls is not a VH song.

    Wow.

    Ya think?

    Congrats! Over 16,000 views and you are the first person to complain about that!

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    Speaking of Honorable Mention, I always loved this cover of "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" that CVH did. I love the vocals back and forth with Mikey and Dave while Ed just tears it up.

    I know, I know: you can drink beer and raise hell all year long. But I always got kind of a summer vibe from this tune for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Hausman View Post
    Ya think?

    Congrats! Over 16,000 views and you are the first person to complain about that!
    Don't worry Jeff he complains about everything. He is so anti VH now. It's kind of sad.

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    Van Halen's just a summer band. It's always been hard for me to enjoy them in the winter.
    "I respect that youre passionate about this but what your saying is complete idiocy..." - MF5150 on McDonald's "preying" on young kids.

    "He was born a human, he's a horse's ass by proxy." - It's Mike on Eddymon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachenFoot View Post
    Van Halen's just a summer band. It's always been hard for me to enjoy them in the winter.
    LMAO!


    So, was 'Livin' on a Coastline' or any Cherone songs considered?
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    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

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    I agree with Zach. One of my favorite "summer" albums always has been the debut album. Last month when I was moving out of my apartment and driving back home I had that on with the windows down. Nothing like warm breeze and blasting "Feel Your Love Tonight," "I'm the One," or "Ice Cream Man."

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    The quintissential summer VH songs for me are...well, anything off of VH 1 or 5150. 5150 was the first album I ever bought, and I got it on casette while up at Shuswap Lake one year. Blasted it to high heaven on my boat's stereo...great times flying along the lake listening to "Summer Nights", "5150" or "Good Enough".

    VH1 is definitely a goodie. "Feel Your Love Tonight" has always been one of my faves, but "Ice Cream Man", "Runnin' with the Devil" and "On Fire" are great tunes to drive along with while the windows are down.
    The song ain't dirty it's really just the way we sing it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJW View Post
    Don't worry Jeff he complains about everything. He is so anti VH now. It's kind of sad.
    On the other hand if any Sammy solo songs had made it on the list there would've been rioting in the streets.
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    Diver Down is the most "summer" album they have. WHALGTG absolutely needs to be on that list instead of CTBM and Calif Girls.


    Thanks, Jeff. Always a good topic of debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Diver Down is the most "summer" album they have. WHALGTG absolutely needs to be on that list instead of CTBM and Calif Girls.


    Thanks, Jeff. Always a good topic of debate.
    It took forever to figure out what song you were talking about. Probably because the letters aren't completely correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    It took forever to figure out what song you were talking about. Probably because the letters aren't completely correct.
    Lol...sorry, Mike. What's scary is I proof read it and sounded it out a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Lol...sorry, Mike. What's scary is I proof read it and sounded it out a couple of times.
    no problem - when someone puts initials of songs it often takes me forever to figure out what they are talking about. This one was just a trick one.

 

 

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