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    Romeo Delight cooldrewb's Avatar
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    Default What song do you think represents VH the best

    For me this would "Girl Gone Bad" From start to finish this song just oozes VH! It flat out rocks. I was so happy that they played that last tour. I thought I would never get to hear that live.

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    The first 1:10 of Girl Gone Bad is CVH in a nutshell for me.

    It encapsulates everything good about that band imo.

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    i would have to say light up the sky classic

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    I'm going to say "Hot For Teacher". That has everything that makes Van Halen great in one little package.

     "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    I got a few
    Hear About it Later
    Panama
    Light Up the Sky
    Women in Love
    In a Simple Rhyme
    Push Comes to Shove

    I'm not saying these are the best songs, but I'm saying these all have aspects that showcase Van Halen's musical ability

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    GGB is prob my fav VH song. And I think it comes close but also a little too intense overall.

    I agree that Hot For Teacher prob comes closest as one 3 minute package that represents all their pieces

    Also think these could serve here.
    - Everybody wants some!!
    - Panama
    - Unchained
    Last edited by thismusicsux; 04.16.14 at 02:05 PM.

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    To me VH represents big sound, scorching solos, incredible riffs, beautiful harmonies, some screams, a dash of humor, and a big finish. My nominies would be:

    Hot for Teacher
    Unchained
    I'm the One

    Can't go wrong with any of those.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    To me VH represents big sound, scorching solos, incredible riffs, beautiful harmonies, some screams, a dash of humor, and a big finish. My nominies would be:

    Hot for Teacher
    Unchained
    I'm the One

    Can't go wrong with any of those.
    Totally. Think you nailed the VH formula in there. A dash of humor is in there w the harmonies and incredible riffs/musicianship

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    Just one: Unchained.

    Just two: Unchained and Somebody Get Me a Doctor.

    Just three: Unchained, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, and Panama.

    KBD3

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    isn't the answer to this very important question obvious??????

    .....MEAN STREET


    -sexy, raunchy, funky, sinister, LOUD and nuanced

    -groundbreaking!

    -every player in the band at their ultimate best...

    -the song is fucking insane... plus you get a spray-painted wall to boot!!


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    CVH: Unchained and Hot for Teacher
    Van Hagar: When It's Love and Right Now

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    This one encapsules everything VH stood for.In the studio and on the stage.The "formula" at it's best.


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    Unchained
    Remember the Heroes - 9/11/01

    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

    Congratulations to Van Halen as part of the Class of 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

    Cinco de Cabo @ Foxwoods: "A giant party with live music" - S. Hagar

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    I'll go with "I'm the One." But there are many noteworthy candidates. God, I love this band

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    Im The One. It has all of the elements of CVH. It has a swing/boogie kind of feel and groove, which Eddie has said he loves and incorporates into every CVH album as well as a blues feel. It has blazing EVH solos, a classic riff, classic EVH tone, a great drum performance from Al, very pronounced MA backing vocals which contribute greatly to the song and Vh sound. It also shows their sense of humour/that they don't take themselves too seriously with the vocal breakdown(also shows their diverse range if influences and musical appreciation), a big rock ending and of course Roth's energy and the bands youthful energetic vibe. If there was one song I could show someone to define Van Halen, Im the One would definitely be that song.

 

 

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