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    What is your favorite studio Van Halen song featuring Dave and Sam and why?

    Dave - Push Comes to Shove
    I think this song really shows Dave's best vocal range in the studio. The intro, Dave has that cool/swagger (anything left in that bottle stuff) the vibrato he has in the beginning of the song after the spoken part is great, and that note he hits at the end are fantastic.

    Sammy - Big Fat Money
    I really think this song is Sammy’s best in the studio (performance/writing) with VH. He really has that Big Rock vibe here. The intro's “Oh Yeah!” is awesome. He really has a presence and command of the song on this one. Sammy definitely on his “A” Game on this track. The high notes he hits are incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBHarris View Post
    What is your favorite studio Van Halen song featuring Dave and Sam and why?

    Dave - Push Comes to Shove
    I think this song really shows Dave's best vocal range in the studio. The intro, Dave has that cool/swagger (anything left in that bottle stuff) the vibrato he has in the beginning of the song after the spoken part is great, and that note he hits at the end are fantastic.

    Sammy - Big Fat Money
    I really think this song is Sammy’s best in the studio (performance/writing) with VH. He really has that Big Rock vibe here. The intro's “Oh Yeah!” is awesome. He really has a presence and command of the song on this one. Sammy definitely on his “A” Game on this track. The high notes he hits are incredible.

    What say you?
    great choices. i also think Big Fat Money is great work by Sam, and a great song. let me think and get back to this.
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    Dave Era: I'm The One

    Sammy Era: 5150
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth" - Todd Wagner

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    Always I'm the one
    You're never satisfied

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Always I'm the one
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    Is UFB really your favorite Sam era song? I'm not judging ...
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    Dave - I'm The One. Its got it all, virtuoso guitar work, great backing harmonies, the patented Al double bass shuffle and a barber shop quartet breakdown in the middle of a hard rock song. The epitome of Van Halen IMO.

    Sam - Runaround. I like Sam's vocal delivery, the drumming is excellent. Listen to some of Al's double bass work during the guitar solo and in the outro. More harmonies, a cool riff, and I thought the video was cool. That's the song that got me into Van Halen my sophomore year of high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Is UFB really your favorite Sam era song? I'm not judging ...
    fuck you

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    fuck you
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