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    Default I'm The One is the quintessential Van Halen song

    Yeah. I know. It didn't even make it to the VH final four in April.

    So what. I'm telling you, show, show your love for the best representation of Van Halen in the catalog.

    This song delivers everything that makes Van Halen great.

    Brown sound guitar tone.
    Alex double bass shuffle
    Backing vocals and harmonies
    "Goofy" barbershop quartet breakdown
    A smoking MA walking bass line
    "Swing" in spades
    Dave with a great vocal performance and witty lyrics
    Two blistering EVH solos with taps, whammy bar theatrics, wide stretch left hand licks, and pinch harmonics

    Basically it's everything and anything that defines Van Halen in less than 4 minutes of sheer brillance.

    C'mon linkers! Show your love for this Van Halen classic.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.


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    they didn't even mic the drums properly when they recorded it

    imagine how it COULD have sounded

    sup fellow vh bitchez?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Yeah. I know. It didn't even make it to the VH final four in April.

    So what. I'm telling you, show, show your love for the best representation of Van Halen in the catalog.

    This song delivers everything that makes Van Halen great.

    Brown sound guitar tone.
    Alex double bass shuffle
    Backing vocals and harmonies
    "Goofy" barbershop quartet breakdown
    A smoking MA walking bass line
    "Swing" in spades
    Dave with a great vocal performance and witty lyrics
    Two blistering EVH solos with taps, whammy bar theatrics, wide stretch left hand licks, and pinch harmonics

    Basically it's everything and anything that defines Van Halen in less than 4 minutes of sheer brillance.

    C'mon linkers! Show your love for this Van Halen classic.
    I'm not sure I'm familiar with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ View Post
    they didn't even mic the drums properly when they recorded it

    imagine how it COULD have sounded

    sup fellow vh bitchez?
    Whaddup, JMJ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I'm not sure I'm familiar with that one.
    You should listen to it sometime. You might like it!
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Pretty impossible to argue that one.

    Too bad it never got any radio love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Yeah. I know. It didn't even make it to the VH final four in April.

    So what. I'm telling you, show, show your love for the best representation of Van Halen in the catalog.

    This song delivers everything that makes Van Halen great.

    Brown sound guitar tone.
    Alex double bass shuffle
    Backing vocals and harmonies
    "Goofy" barbershop quartet breakdown
    A smoking MA walking bass line
    "Swing" in spades
    Dave with a great vocal performance and witty lyrics
    Two blistering EVH solos with taps, whammy bar theatrics, wide stretch left hand licks, and pinch harmonics

    Basically it's everything and anything that defines Van Halen in less than 4 minutes of sheer brillance.

    C'mon linkers! Show your love for this Van Halen classic.
    Good points, but I still say "Hot for Teacher" holds that title. And "Dreams" for the Sammy Era.
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    A cool tune with a lot of elements that make a great song by Van Halen.
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    No argument. Hot for teacher perhaps a better representation of the brothers talent and what VH turned into, but I'm the One is a perfect showcase. It even describes who the band is lyrically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRFC View Post
    No argument. Hot for teacher perhaps a better representation of the brothers talent and what VH turned into, but I'm the One is a perfect showcase. It even describes who the band is lyrically.
    No doubt they're similar tunes. I like Mike's bass playing in I'm The One better than what he does in HFT.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Can't argue with any of the OP's point's because they're all great ones!
    I'm the One has all the ammunition. Blazing, yet fun. Killer musicianship and creative writing - solos/fills/harmonies/drum beats/swing triplet feel, etc.

    I've always loved the song. Used to jam it quite a bit, or certain parts of it! LOL.
    One of the best on an album full of gonzo material!!!
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    One of the best VH songs ever !!!
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    As I called it in another thread a few ago, it's like the whole band's version of Eruption with vocals.
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    The song definitely has swagger.

    Its the cat's pajamas and think it would have been great song to lead off VH1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    The song definitely has swagger.

    Its the cat's pajamas and think it would have been great song to lead off VH1
    ^^^ Hell yeah!
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