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    What are (5) Van Halen songs that you really like that DON'T get a lot of love, for whatever reason, from VH's hardcore fan base? Also, what are (5) Van Halen songs that you don't particularly like, but DO get a lot of love from VH's hardcore fan base? Here are mine:

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    Loss of Control
    Dancing In The Street
    I'll Wait
    Love Walks In
    Source of Infection

    Dislikes

    Pretty Woman
    Why Can't This Be Love?
    Judgment Day
    Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
    Feelin'
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    1- Tattoo.- I never understood why some fans didnt like it. I think the vocal hooks and non-chalant vibe really gets under your skin.

    2- Beats Workin. - This one is also underrated in my opinion. One of the best old school loud raunchy vivacious intro's and very reminiscient of the classic era.

    3- Big Bad Bill. - Just a fantastic fun song VanHalenized to the max. Always loved this tune. ( Along with Could This Be Magic ). Stuff like this helped seperate VH from being lumped in with the Heavy Metal at the time, in magazines such as Cream, Circus, Hit Parader. ( Of course, the fans always knew VH were above and beyond most others with their unique spectacular musicality and showmanship.)

    4- Feel Your Love Tonight. - No idea why this one hardly gets mentioned lately in peoples setlist requests. Another great energetic summertime party tune with a fantastic riff, and awesome solo. Surprised it wasnt considered as a hit single. Even the background vocals are amazing. I loved hearing it on the '81 Tour.

    5- The Full Bug. - Another one of my top 10 favorites. I love hearing EVH playing the quiet parts, then rip into that crazy baddass riff, and the outro solo is smokin. As is DLR's blusey accoustic intro and harmonica.

    I really dont have many dislikes at all. But at times have been surprised by what others really enjoy more than me. Such as " As Is ". I like it too, but no where as much as some of the others.
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    Songs I dislike that get a lot of love: I'll Wait, You and Your Blues, Everybody Wants Some, Humans Being, Little Guitars.

    Songs I like that don't get a lot of love: Big Fat Money, Black and Blue, Sucker in a 3 Piece, Source of Infection, Feels So Good.

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    Before the other words in this post, I don't hate or dislike any of these songs. I just like them less, although my first dislike borders on dislike.

    Likes That Don’t Seem To Be Well-Liked

    Take Me Back (Déjà vu) – very melodic. Ed playing an acoustic…very cool.

    Loss Of Control – it just kicks ass! It’s off the rails! I love Mike’s maniacal laughter during the end of the solo. It has to have Tora! Tora! in front of it, though. I have merged Tora! Tora! And LOC as one track so when I’m listening to the VH discography on random it plays them both

    Beats Workin’ – it’s got attitude and swagger. See also Heisenberg’s comment.

    Dancing In The Street – I love this song, and I’m not sorry for it. I was just listening to this song a couple weeks ago and was thinking, “Damn! This song gets such a bad rap. How come?” I love Dave’s performance. I love Ed’s solo. I love the Van Halenization of this classic. I love Ed and Mike’s backup vocs, in particular, the “Sweet, sweet…sweet, sweet music…sweet music…ev’rywhere”. It has a great summertime groove. I really think Dave’s performance and tone do it for me. If only he could actually sing like this…

    Sucker In A 3 Piece – one of my fave rockers from the Sammy era. Now, if only 5150 and OU812 would get a remix and remaster…

    Honorable Mention: Feel Your Love Tonight, Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now), Aftershock, Bullethead, Pleasure Dome, Up For Breakfast

    Note: I would have said One Foot Out The Door, but judging from the amount of people that swear by Fair Warning, they must love every song. Heck, I do! Therefore, OFOTD must get a lot of love, just not directly. So, if any of you think FW is VH’s best but don’t like OFOTD, then you must not like that album very much.

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    Dislikes That Seemingly Get A Lot Of Love

    (Oh) Pretty Woman – I never loved this song, only liked. Now, it bores me. I almost dislike it.

    You Really Got Me – played out. Thank you, classic rock radio! I’d rather hear many, many other Van Halen songs after Eruption than this one.

    On Fire – overrated, IMO. Yes, it rocks, and yes, I like it, but I don’t love it.

    Secrets – just kidding. I’m drunk and wanted to put this in here, but it doesn’t count. I’m drinking Stella Artois Cidre with a shot of Aftershock dropped in it. Deeeelicious! DeeLite! Groove Is In The Heart! Heart! Nancy Wilson!

    Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do) – eh…I like it, but it just isn’t classic to me.

    Judgment Day – eh…it’s good, but it just isn’t classic to me. “It’s my life. Get off my ass! Get outta my face!” I appreciate the sentiment, though.

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    1. I still think Pretty Woman is a killer song. I could care less that radio has beaten it to death for 30 years. It's a phenomenal cover.


    2. The intro to I'll Wait fires me up as much as any VH does. Love the lyrics and overall vibe of this song. I think it's as much a VH song as anything else.

    3. Dance The Night Away smokes from start to finish. They have so many songs I would consider perfect and this is one of them. People dump on this song and I'll never get why. That opening riff of Ed's is so damn good.

    4. You Really Got Me. Another incredible cover. I've been heavily into this song for the past month. Crank this up in the car and focus on Ed. Fucking unreal what level he took this song to compared to the original.
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    Likes that don't get enough love:

    Tattoo
    One I Want
    In & Out
    Feels So Good
    Loss Of Control

    Songs that get too much love:

    Stay Frosty
    Honeybabysweetiedoll
    Best Of Both Worlds
    Push Comes To Shove
    I'm The One
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    Songs that make me , but make others :

    Dance The Night Away
    Dancing in the Street
    The harder songs on OU812 (Source, Sucker, AFU, Black n Blue)
    Honeybabysweetiedoll
    Beats Workin'

    Songs that make me but make others :

    Most of Balance
    (that's all that comes to mind...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachenFoot View Post
    Likes that don't get enough love:

    Tattoo
    One I Want
    In & Out
    Feels So Good
    Loss Of Control

    Songs that get too much love:

    Stay Frosty
    Honeybabysweetiedoll
    Best Of Both Worlds
    Push Comes To Shove
    I'm The One
    Crank up "I'm The One" to 11, close your eyes and just listen to the sheer shredding brilliance of Edward Van Halen ...

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    Songs I like, but others don't:

    1) Spanked;
    2) WCTBL;
    3) You're No Good;
    4) DITS;
    5) Spanked - AGAIN - just 'cos it's one of my favourites!

    Songs others like, but I don't:

    1) Feels so Good ();
    2) Finish What You Started;
    2) Most of III;
    3) Most of ADKoT ()
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    songs I like others don't:

    The Inside...I always loved this song, it's got some cool lyrics and the solo is great (by cool I mean some of the lines are cool)

    apolitical blues-I never liked this till I heard the original and vh's versions played back to back and vh nailed it. I liked it ever since....and the thought of them all playing in a room with a mic hanging in the middle is extra awesome

    OFOTD...that's a bad ass tune.

    Take me Back-I don't see how folks can't like this song.

    Amsterdam-I love this song.

    song's I don't like:

    humans being-yeah it's a great eddie song but I don't think it's a good "song", it's just mashed together lyrics, I don't like the effects on Sammy's voice. it's a great jam but I don't think it's as good as some folks make it out to be.

    you're no good, where have all the good times gone-2 for 1, never liked these covers.

    panama-sick of it. good song just sick of it.

    a lot of ADKOT, I don't think it's a bad disk I just don't think it's as good as some do.

    I guess that's it......I'll sleep on it and report back in tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redfoot View Post
    Songs I dislike that get a lot of love: I'll Wait, You and Your Blues, Everybody Wants Some, Humans Being, Little Guitars.

    Songs I like that don't get a lot of love: Big Fat Money, Black and Blue, Sucker in a 3 Piece, Source of Infection, Feels So Good.
    Every one of the songs you dislike, are among my VH favorites, every song you like are in my list of VH least favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Every one of the songs you dislike, are among my VH favorites, every song you like are in my list of VH least favorites.

    We should hang out.
    "Everybody Wants Some" is my favorite song on WACF and "Little Guitars" is one of my favorites from DD. Also, "I'll Wait" is a cool tune.

    I've always liked "Source of Infection" and "Black and Blue". IMO, "Feels So Good" and "Sucker In a Three Piece" are average, at least for VH.
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    .......listing just 5 is hard for the better songs....i'll try my best.

    "Get up" comes too mind straight away. I've always loved it, but recently I put it in my top ten VH songs ever. Just relentless and love the attitude.

    "Pleasure dome", love the whole package. Big drums, great vocals. Would love to see the instrumental of this in the next set.

    "From afar", had to throw this in, I just love the intro and its my fave off "VHIII".

    "In a simple rhyme", love the melodic intro, and some of Daves best lyrics.

    "Beats workin"", that intro is so AC/DC its unbelievable, but cant help getting out that air guitar everytime.


    The others liked, but I don't neccasarily like....

    "Why cant this be love?" - totally sick of it....always skip it.
    "Panama" - as above
    "Runnin with the devil" as abopve
    "Jamies cryin", never got into it. the weak link on the debut
    "Pretty woman", terrible cover
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    How the hell could someone have Everybody Wants Some on their top 5 Do Not Like list? I know, to each his own, but come on. That's just dumb.


    And some of these others....Panama, I'm The One, Little Guitars... WTF ????
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    Songs I like that don't get a lot of love:
    1. Loss of Control - the fast pace and killer riff just gets me every time
    2. Dreams
    3. Dirty Movies - not that it doesn't get love, just no one ever talks about it or mentions it or requests it
    4. Spanked
    5. In 'N' Out

    Songs I dislike that get a lot of love
    1. A lot of ADKOT - It's not bad by any means, just not my favorite work (mind you I don't dislike ALL of it)
    2. Mean Street - I find myself skipping it (sue me)
    3. You Really Got Me - " "
    I can't muster up any more dislikes.

 

 

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