Top 10 Van Halen albums ranked


Ok so starting off this is just my personal preferences, I’m sure you’ll have a different Top 10.

10. Van Halen III (1998)

Hey you, wake up, get yourself together
Yeah you, so you think you made it better
‘Cause you know it’s coming at you
While your back is turned
Look too long and I can’t help you
So clear your head, find a way home
Better make up your mind

First you say that you will
Then you say you won’t
Well I’m just trying to figure
Tryna figure you out, yeah yeah yeah

Favourites include Fire in the Hole and Without You.

9. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991)

Don’t want to wait ’til tomorrow
Why put it off another day?
One more walk through problems
Built-up and stands in our way, ah

One step ahead, one step behind me
Now you gotta run to get even
Make future plans or dream about yesterday, hey
C’mon turn, turn this thing around

Favourites include Poundcake and Right Now.

8. OU812 (1988)

Everybody’s lookin’ for somethin’
Somethin’ to fill in the holes
We think a lot but don’t talk much about it
‘Til things get out of control

Oh, how do I know when it’s love
I can’t tell you but it lasts forever
How does it feel when it’s love
It’s just something you feel together
When it’s love

Favourites include Finish What Ya Started and When It’s Love.

7. Van Halen II (1979)

Have you seen her
So fine and pretty
Fooled me with her style and ease
And I feel her from across the room
Yes, it’s love in the third degree

Favourites include Dance the Night Away and Beautiful Girls.

6. Women and Children First (1980)

Well, they say it’s kinda frightenin’
How this younger generation swings
You know it’s more than just some new sensation
Well, the kid is into losin’ sleep
And he don’t come home for half the week
You know it’s more than just an aggravation

And the cradle will rock
Yes the cradle, cradle will rock
And I say rock on, ooh
Rock on

Favourites include And the Cradle Will Rock… and Everybody Wants Some!!

5. Diver Down (1982)

All my life I’ve never stopped to worry ’bout a thing
Open up and shout it out, an’ never try to sing
Wonderin’ if I’ve done it wrong
Will this depression last for long?
Won’t you tell me?

Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Favourites include Where Have All the Good Times Gone and Dancing in the Street.

4. Fair Warning (1981)

You say, I cannot get there from here, baby
Then I don’t care where I’m goin’
Here’s to your thin red line
Mmm, I’m stepping over

Thought you’d never miss me ’til I got a fat city address
Non-stop talker, what a rocker
Blue-eyed murder in a size five dress

Change, nothin’ stays the same
Unchained, and ya hit the ground runnin’
Change, ain’t nothin’ stays the same
Unchained, yeah ya hit the ground runnin’

Favourites include Unchained and So This Is Love?

3. 5150 (1986)

Whoa, here it comes
That funny feeling again
Winding me up inside
Every time we touch
Hey, I don’t know
Oh, tell me where to begin
‘Cause I never ever
Felt so much

And I can’t recall
Any love at all
Ah baby, this blows ’em all away

It’s got what it takes
So tell me why can’t this be love?
Straight from my heart
Oh, tell me why can’t this be love?

Favourites include Why Can’t This Be Love and Best of Both Worlds.

2. Van Halen (1978)

… You know you’re semi-good lookin’
And on the streets again
Oh yeah, you think you’re really cookin’ baby
You better find yourself a friend, my friend

… Ain’t talkin’ ’bout love
My love is rotten to the core
Ain’t gonna talk about love
Just like I told you before, before
Before, before, before

Favourites include Runnin’ with the Devil and Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love.

1. 1984

I get up and nothin’ gets me down
You got it tough, I’ve seen the toughest around
And I know, baby, just how you feel
You got to roll with the punches and get to what’s real

Ah, can’t you see me standin’ here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain’t the worst that you’ve seen
Ah, can’t you see what I mean?

Favourites include Hot for Teacher and Jump.

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One response to “Top 10 Van Halen albums ranked”

  1. Bro, you didn’t include a different kind of truth a return to form for Van Halen that will kick your ass

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