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    Default Name your all-time favorite Van Halen song ...

    And then in one sentence only, explain why it's your favorite.

    I'm The One - As I believe I've stated on here previously, I'm The One is like the entire band's version of Eruption.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Everybody Wants Some!!

    The booming jungle drums, the crazy sounds coming out of Ed's axe, the primal screams and chimpanzee noises from Dave, and an anthemic chorus, a screaming solo, one of the best breakdowns they ever did, and hard driving outro, this song has it all and it has always allowed for the band to have creative liberties in playing awesome extended live versions.


    On a side note, in the Metallica thread I mentioned Lars' drums in the new song sound shitty with that typically "dead" sounding deep thud of so many heavy metal drummers with no warmth or resonance. Listen to Al's drums on EWS. THAT is how you get a thunderous drum sound with power and warmth to the tone.
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    Panama.

    Everything about the song is golden to my ears, and Edward's guitar tone is ferocious. The video goes hand in hand with it, IMO.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - A very wise fan.
    "Embrace the past. Live in the moment but keep your eyes on the future, and keep on moving forward..." - Richie Sambora

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Panama.

    Everything about the song is golden to my ears, and Edward's guitar tone is ferocious. The video goes hand in hand with it, IMO.
    That was TWO sentences!
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    Hear about it later:

    It's got everything from solid composition and great backing vocals with an excellent rhythm, to Ed's falling down stairs and landing on his feet method that gives a dash of the "how in the hell could anybody come up with this" vibe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    That was TWO sentences!
    Hee hee. Sorry!
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanZeppelin667 View Post
    Hear about it later:

    It's got everything from solid composition and great backing vocals with an excellent rhythm, to Ed's falling down stairs and landing on his feet method that gives a dash of the "how in the hell could anybody come up with this" vibe.
    HAIL is an outstanding track!
    And yes, Ed's prowess on that one is off the charts...
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Hee hee. Sorry!
    Canadians ...
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    Best Of Both Worlds.

    Riff, vocal, bg vocals, and fadeout. Swagger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Best Of Both Worlds.

    Riff, vocal, bg vocals, and fadeout. Swagger.
    You and your perpetual love of "swagger" ...
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    And then in one sentence only, explain why it's your favorite.

    I'm The One - As I believe I've stated on here previously, I'm The One is like the entire band's version of Eruption.
    The song is a flat out exercise in VH:101!
    Bands simply weren't doing that back then... They set the bar high, and then continued to write for themselves and their fans. Many are still recovering...
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Canadians ...
    I always did have a penchant for breaking the rules!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    I always did have a penchant for breaking the rules!
    Either that, or you can't count!

    I blame the metric system ...
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    Atomic Punk !!!!

    guitar shit no one has ever heard, attitude, heavy, fast, pure Van Halen.
    ...AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, GOD CREATED VAN HALEN

    VAN HALEN IS A LIFESTYLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    Atomic Punk !!!!

    guitar shit no one has ever heard, attitude, heavy, fast, pure Van Halen.
    Kickass song.
    The palm rubbing the strings, while treated with phaser and flanger effects, still sounds incredible to this day! Great riffs and I always loved the solo.

    That first album hit like a sonic blitzkrieg.
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