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    On VHND we have a new list of top Van Halen songs of summertime. Very cool list! I'll think you'll all enjoy it. Let me know if we missed anything...

    Top Summertime Van Halen Songs

    "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...." Read more


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    I would have replaced DITS with Little Guitars or 5150 (which doesn't really have anything to do with summer, but is a great summer driving song). Solid list, though.

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    Bottom's Up is my fav summer song!

    I remember Jamies Cryin' being played in the summer of 78'.

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    Summertime Blues!!
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    Summer Nights, Cabo Wabo, Feels So Good, Take Me Back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHisback View Post
    I would have replaced DITS with Little Guitars or 5150 (which doesn't really have anything to do with summer, but is a great summer driving song). Solid list, though.
    Huh? DITS is all about summer!

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    Great list,Jeff!

    There are other songs from DD and II that could be considered,due to the summer vibe,but I don't think I would add them.

    The only other song I would add is ,Drop Dead Legs.Not summer related but it has a summer sound too it.The music just seems bright and sunny,too me.The fact that radio didn't latch on too it until spring,then big play in the summer,makes me think of summer ever since.It doesn't have the same feel when I crank it in the winter.

    Not quite the same level,but I agree with, VHisback, 5150 also has that same kinda summer feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    Huh? DITS is all about summer!
    I'm not saying DITS isn't a summer song, I just prefer the aforementioned songs.

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    There's a lot of great songs from the first list . Thanks , Jeff ! Nice to see that both of the main eras of Van Halen were represented .

    With so many fantastic songs to pick from it's a hard choice to name 'favorites' , but here it goes ; Roth - Beautiful Girls . Sammy - Cabo Wabo .
    Both are perfect IMO .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    Great list,Jeff!

    There are other songs from DD and II that could be considered,due to the summer vibe,but I don't think I would add them.

    The only other song I would add is ,Drop Dead Legs.Not summer related but it has a summer sound too it.The music just seems bright and sunny,too me.The fact that radio didn't latch on too it until spring,then big play in the summer,makes me think of summer ever since.It doesn't have the same feel when I crank it in the winter.

    Not quite the same level,but I agree with, VHisback, 5150 also has that same kinda summer feel.
    Yeah, Drop Dead Legs (one of my favorites) is very sunny & has a summer vibe, I agree! But what was hard about making this list was that, IMO, MOST of their songs have a summertime feeling & vibe! Since the list could not be a "Top 75 Van Halen Summer Songs," I decided to have one rule – if the songs lyrics mentioned summer, then the song makes the list.

    However, even that helpful rule did not make it easy. I broke my own rule a couple times. For example, "Lazy eyes in the summer heat" is a lyric in "Girl Gone Bad," but I didn't put that song on the list. Should I have?

    Another example - "Secrets," which is on the list, doesn't have any reference to summer. It even has the lyric "Her feet are making tracks in the winter snow." But the lyrics also mention a rainbow, winds, trees, silent breeze, etc. Just a wonderful, breezing tune that sounds very SUMMER to me, so I just had to include it. Countless songs could be added to the list if you were going for a summer vibe instead of summer lyrics.

    Van Halen has always been about revolutionary guitar playing, incredible songwriting, and an infections FUN vibe that just screams PARTY and SUMMER.

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    To Me, Humans Being is very summerish.

    I don't know what it is per se, but the chorus and SHINE ON SHINE ON.... and that epic guitar solo....

    great windows down driving tune.

    great any time of year really.

    GIRL GONE BAD YES.

    something about strong humidity and heat with that tune lol. LOVE IT.

    drop dead legs....Oh hell yeah.

    5150 has a summer vibe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED'S A 20THCENTURY MOZART View Post
    To Me, Humans Being is very summerish.
    I don't know. Humans Being always reminds me of tornadoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHisback View Post
    I don't know. Humans Being always reminds me of tornadoes.
    I know. but the chorus is happy kinda feel. and summer should be happy.

    that's just me....
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    Take me Back has slide guitar?
    It must be in the background, right?

 

 

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