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    Most overrated and underrated songs? Give one answer for each and explain your choices.
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    Overrated: Why Can't This Be Love

    Never understood the love for it. Can't stand anything about it.

    Underrated: Humans Being

    I know it's loved on this site, but if you ask the average person off the street "What Van Halen song was on the Twister soundtrack?" - 1 out of maybe 200 would get it right.
    Plus, regarding the song itself, everything was great. The hooks, the melody, the chorus, the solo & god DAMN, that tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Overrated: Why Can't This Be Love

    Never understood the love for it. Can't stand anything about it.

    Underrated: Humans Being

    I know it's loved on this site, but if you ask the average person off the street "What Van Halen song was on the Twister soundtrack?" - 1 out of maybe 200 would get it right.
    Plus, regarding the song itself, everything was great. The hooks, the melody, the chorus, the solo & god DAMN, that tone.
    One out of 200 is being really optimistic. I would say one out of a million. Maybe. Seriously.

    There are Van Halen fans who wouldnít know where that song was from, or probably have never heard it.
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    Overrated: Any of the radio staples (ATBL, YRGM, RWTD, Panama, HFT) - Jump being the most overrated. Boring compared to the simply stellar music that surrounded these songs.

    Underrated: Take Your Whiskey Home - For the solo alone. Runner Up: On Fire - It's loved but not nearly enough. For Dave's vocals and that one post-solo scream.
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    Overrated - Idk, Everybody Wants Some? I'm not sure how loved it is, but if I had to pick one song to take a piss break during it'd be that one.

    Underrated - In a Simple Rhyme. It gets love on the site, but nowhere near enough. Every member of the band is firing on all cylinders and it shows so many of their strengths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    Overrated - Idk, Everybody Wants Some? I'm not sure how loved it is, but if I had to pick one song to take a piss break during it'd be that one.

    Underrated - In a Simple Rhyme. It gets love on the site, but nowhere near enough. Every member of the band is firing on all cylinders and it shows so many of their strengths.
    Overrated: Why canít this be love...Boring to my ears and I donít care for the synth sound....Underrated: Outta Love Again....Incredible for several reasons....A close second would be the entire Fair Warning album....My favorite album of their entire catalog...
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    Overrated: "Fools" from Women and Children First

    It's grinding (not in a good way) to listen through, has an aggravating intro, plodding lyrics, and is about 3 minutes too long. One of the very few consistent "skips" in the VH catalog for me.

    Underrated: "Baluchitherium" from Balance

    Part of this is clearly a time stamp for me, but Baluchitherium is my favorite Eddie solo. Of course it isn't as iconic as Eruption nor does it have the emotional tie-in's of 316, but there's something about that solo for me that is so melodic and soulful, yet powerful and really hard driving. Eddie's tone is impeccable as well. Great driving tune that I'll always associate with lots of pleasant memories from the mid to late 90s.
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    Overrated- WCTBL Everyone here knows how much I can't stand this piece of drivel. Boring in every way possible with phoned in performances by the entire band.

    Underrated- Probably the entire WACF album. Greatesf hard rock album of all time, that never gets talked about outside of VH forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    Overrated - Idk, Everybody Wants Some? I'm not sure how loved it is, but if I had to pick one song to take a piss break during it'd be that one.

    Underrated - In a Simple Rhyme. It gets love on the site, but nowhere near enough. Every member of the band is firing on all cylinders and it shows so many of their strengths.
    I couldn't disagree with you more on EWS or agree with you more on IASR. It's all good.
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    overrated - Panama, boring guitar solo

    underrated - so many to choose from, today Sinner's Swing

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Work'in Hard View Post
    overrated - Panama, boring guitar solo

    underrated - so many to choose from, today Sinner's Swing
    I love me some Sinner's Swing.
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    Overrated: Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love and Everybody Wants Some. Simple three chord tunes that just don't do much for me.

    Underrated: 5150. Incredible rhythm playing. Great vocals. Awesome song that got forgotten (not by posters here!) over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    Overrated - Idk, Everybody Wants Some? I'm not sure how loved it is, but if I had to pick one song to take a piss break during it'd be that one.

    Underrated - In a Simple Rhyme. It gets love on the site, but nowhere near enough. Every member of the band is firing on all cylinders and it shows so many of their strengths.
    I pretty much agree with this, glad I didn't have to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRFC View Post
    I pretty much agree with this, glad I didn't have to think.
    I'm surprised that so many linkers don't like Everybody Wants Some!! For my $, it is top shelf, quintessential, OG Van Halen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I'm surprised that so many linkers don't like Everybody Wants Some!! For my $, it is top shelf, quintessential, OG Van Halen.
    Agreed - it has power, swing, killer intro, great concert anthem chorus, amazing vocal delivery by Roth, humor, and a guitar solo that Creem magazine once described as sounding like a Japanese bullet train derailing into a chalkboard factory. What’s not to love?
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