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    One of the main things that set Van Halen apart from their contemporaries was their ability to mesh hard rock with superb melodies and stellar background vocals. Furthermore, as CaboChris pointed out a few weeks ago, they were also amazing at coming up with huge and memorable sing along choruses.

    Which song in their catalog do you think best showcases Van Halen's mastery of melodic hard rock?
    "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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    Simple Rhyme.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Simple Rhyme.


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    Great choice.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Simple Rhyme.
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    There are plenty of other examples, but boy oh boy does In A Simple Rhyme create the perfect Venn diagram of hard rock and melody.

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    I will give one for all 12 studio albums:

    Feel Your Love Tonight
    Dance The Night Away
    In A Simple Rhyme
    So This Is Love?
    Little Guitars
    Panama
    Best Of Both Worlds
    Black And Blue
    Runaround
    Aftershock
    Fire In The Hole
    Blood And Fire
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I will give one for all 12 studio albums:

    Feel Your Love Tonight
    Dance The Night Away
    In A Simple Rhyme
    So This Is Love?
    Little Guitars
    Panama
    Best Of Both Worlds
    Black And Blue
    Runaround
    Aftershock
    Fire In The Hole
    Blood And Fire

    FYLT
    DTNA
    IASR
    HAIL
    Little Guitars
    Panama
    Summer Nights
    Sucker In A 3 Piece
    The Dream Is Over
    Aftershock
    One I Want
    Blood And Fire

    Best overall: IASR

    Best Sam era: Dream Is Over. Tremendous harmonies on the chorus.

 

 

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