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    I think every Van Halen album has what I call the "core four". In most cases, these were the radio hits; but, in some cases, the songs just represented the sound and vibe of the album. Here are my core four for each studio album.

    Van Halen: Runnin With the Devil, You Really Got Me, Ain’t Talkin Bout Love, Ice Cream Man
    Van Halen II: Dance the Night Away, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, Women In Love, Beautiful Girls
    Women and Children First: And the Cradle Will Rock, Everybody Wants Some, Romeo Delight, In a Simple Rhyme
    Fair Warning: Mean Street, Hear About it Later, Unchained, So This is Love
    Diver Down: This was the hardest one to pick. Here are the songs I think this album was all about: Dancing in the Streets, Secrets, Pretty Woman, Little Guitars. Here is what I consider the best songs: Hang 'em High, Cathedral, Little Guitars, and the Full Bug.
    1984: Jump, Panama, Hot for Teacher, I’ll Wait
    5150: Why Can’t This Be Love, Dreams, Best of Both Worlds, Love Walks In
    OU812: Mine All Mine, When It’s Love, Feels So Good, Finish What Ya Started
    For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge: Poundcake, Runaround, Right Now, Top of the World
    Balance: The Seventh Seal, Can’t Stop Lovin You, Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do), Not Enough
    VH III: There was no core four on this album.
    A Different Kind of Truth: She's the Woman, Blood and Fire, Trouble with Never, Stay Frosty

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    I think you did a very good job of identifying the "radio hits", so I will list my four favorite songs from each album.

    VH: Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love, I'm The One, Feel Your Love Tonight, On Fire
    VH II: Somebody Get Me A Doctor, Light Up The Sky, D.O.A., Beautiful Girls
    WACF: Everybody Wants Some!, Romeo Delight, Take Your Whiskey Home, In A Simple Rhyme
    FW: Mean Street, Sinner's Swing, Hear About It Later, Unchained
    DD: Hang 'Em High, Secrets, Little Guitars, The Full Bug
    1984: Panama, Drop Dead Legs, Hot For Teacher, Girl Gone Bad
    5150: Good Enough, Best of Both Worlds, Love Walks In, 5150
    OU812: A.F.U. (Naturally Wired), Cabo Wabo, Source Of Infection, Black And Blue
    F.U.C.K.: Poundcake, Runaround, The Dream Is Over, Top Of The World
    Balance: The Seventh Seal, Amsterdam, Aftershock, Not Enough
    VH III: Without You, From Afar, Once, Fire In The Hole
    ADKOT: She's The Woman, As Is, Outta Space, Stay Frosty
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    Well now, here's a little something different...I like it:

    VHI: Eruption/YRGM, ATBL, ITO, FYLT
    VHII - DTNA, SGMAD, DOA, WIL
    WACF - EWS, RD, TYWH, IASR (surprisingly, this was the toughest four to pick)
    FW - Mean Street, Dirty Movies, HAIL, Unchained
    DD - Hang 'em High, Secrets, Little Guitars, The Full Bug
    1984 - Panama, DDL, HFT, GGB
    5150 - Good Enough, Dreams, Summer Nights, 5150
    OU812 - Cabo Wabo, FSG (yep, I put it in!), FWYS, Black and Blue
    FUCK - Runaround, Pleasure Dome, The Dream is Over, TOTW
    Balance - Amsterdam / Take Me Back / Feelin' / Crossing Over
    VHIII - (yes guys, there ARE four...but ONLY these four) Without You, From Afar, FITH, YTTD
    ADKOT - STW, As Is, HBSD, Stay Frosty

    ...yep, I could live with just that four hours of music for the rest of my life...

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    I
    RWTD
    ATBL
    Jamie's Cryin
    ICM

    II
    DTNA
    Beautiful Girls
    Women In Love
    Bottoms Up!

    WACF
    ... And the Cradle
    EWS!
    Could This Be Magic?
    In a Simple Rhyme

    FW
    Unchained
    So This Is Love
    Hear About It Later
    Mean Street

    DD
    Oh!
    Dancin'
    Little Guitars
    Big Bad Bill I guess ... hard call on this album!!

    1984 album:
    Jump!
    Panama
    HFT
    I'll Wait

    5150
    WCTBL?
    Dreams
    BoBW
    Love Walks In
    honorary mention to "5150" title cut

    OU812
    Mine All Mine
    When It's Love
    Feels So Good
    Finish What Ya Started

    FUCK
    Poundcake
    Runaround
    Right Now
    Top Of the World

    Balance
    CSLY
    DTMWLCD!
    Amsterdam
    Not Enough

    BoV1:
    I give this one a core "one", since it's only roughly a quarter exclusive content. And I give the nod to Human's Being. Although it's close w/CGTSNM.

    III
    Without You
    Fire In The Hole
    Once
    One I Want

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    zero stars go to your room 2004

    ADKOT
    She's The Woman
    Blood And Fire
    As Is
    Big River I guess! that or Beats Workin' ... tough one.
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    Van Halen: Runnin With the Devil, You Really Got Me, Ainít Talkin Bout Love, Jamie's Cryin

    Van Halen II: Dance the Night Away, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, DOA, Beautiful Girls

    Women and Children First: And the Cradle Will Rock, Everybody Wants Some, Romeo Delight, In a Simple Rhyme

    Fair Warning: Mean Street, Hear About it Later, Unchained, So This is Love

    Diver Down: Hang 'em High, Pretty Woman, Little Guitars, Full Bug.

    1984: Jump, Panama, Hot for Teacher, Iíll Wait, Drop Dead Legs (sorry it gets 5)

    5150: Why Canít This Be Love, Dreams, Best of Both Worlds, Summer Nights, Good Enough (sorry it gets 5 too)

    OU812: Mine All Mine, When Itís Love, CABO WABO, AFU

    For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge: Poundcake, Dream Is over, Right Now, Top of the World

    Balance: The Seventh Seal, Canít Stop Lovin You, Donít Tell Me (What Love Can Do), Take Me Back

    VH III: Without You, Josephina (and that's being kind)

    A Different Kind of Truth: AS IS, Blood and Fire

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    VH: I'm The One, On Fire, Atomic Punk, ATBL
    VHII: Outta Love Again, Light Up The Sky, You're No Good, Beautiful Girls
    WACF: Could This Be Magic?, Take You Whiskey Home, Romeo Delight, In a Simple Rhyme
    FW: Mean Street, Push Comes To Shove, Hear About it Later, Unchained
    DD: Little Guitars, Big Bad Bill, Hang Em High, Full Bug
    1984: Girl Gone Bad, Top Jimmy, Drop Dead Legs, Panama
    5150: Best of Both Worlds, Summer Nights, Good Enough, 5150
    OU812: Cabo Wabo, Mine All Mine.....That's it.
    FUCK: Pleasure Dome, Judgement Day....That's it.
    Balance: Take Me Back, Amsterdam.....That's it.
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    ADKOT: Outta Space, Big River, You And Your Blues, As Is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    Van Halen: Runnin With the Devil, You Really Got Me, Ain’t Talkin Bout Love, Jamie's Cryin

    Van Halen II: Dance the Night Away, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, DOA, Beautiful Girls

    Women and Children First: And the Cradle Will Rock, Everybody Wants Some, Romeo Delight, In a Simple Rhyme

    Fair Warning: Mean Street, Hear About it Later, Unchained, So This is Love

    Diver Down: Hang 'em High, Pretty Woman, Little Guitars, Full Bug.

    1984: Jump, Panama, Hot for Teacher, I’ll Wait, Drop Dead Legs (sorry it gets 5)

    5150: Why Can’t This Be Love, Dreams, Best of Both Worlds, Summer Nights, Good Enough (sorry it gets 5 too)

    OU812: Mine All Mine, When It’s Love, CABO WABO, AFU

    For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge: Poundcake, Dream Is over, Right Now, Top of the World

    Balance: The Seventh Seal, Can’t Stop Lovin You, Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do), Take Me Back

    VH III: Without You, Josephina (and that's being kind)

    A Different Kind of Truth: AS IS, Blood and Fire
    OMG I can't believe I forgot 5150.

    Amending mine:

    5150: 5150, Why Can’t This Be Love, Dreams, Summer Nights, Good Enough (sorry it gets 5 too)

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    Since everyone is avoiding III, I'll do it:

    Neworld (my favorite of the CD - I listen to this song about monthly)
    Without You
    One I Want
    Fire in the Hole
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