Van Halen Discography
Get ready for nothing but the best of the legendary Van Halen discography. The rock band Van Halen hails from the Los Angeles area and was formed in 1974 as Mammoth. The band featured the talented Van Halen brothers, Eddie Van Halen on guitar and Alex Van Halen on drums, Michael Anthony played bass and David Lee Roth, vocals. Van Halen released their self-titled album in 1978, it was one of the best selling debut albums of all time. Here is a partial Van Halen discography.
- "Van Halen" (1978). This album featured "Eruption," the instrumental on which Eddie introduced a new style of guitar playing called "finger tapping." Running With The Devil" and "You Really Got Me" were phenomenal hits and eventual classics. Their 1979 album "Van Halen II" had another instant hit, "Dance The Night Away." Van Halen seemed to single handedly revitalize rock and roll music as "Rock n Roll" flags and Van Halen tee-shirts were proudly displayed by fans of all ages.
- Van Halen's next three albums went platinum plus. Every album that Van Halen released appealed to more than rock fans, even disco stations played their songs. "Women And Children First" (1980) produced the hit songs "Could This Be Magic," "And The Cradle Will Rock" and "Everybody Wants Some" to name a few. "Fair Warning" (1981) had "Unchained," "So This Is Love" and "Sinner's Swing." And "Diver Down" (1982) boasted "Secrets," "Little Guitars," "(Oh) Pretty Woman" and "Where Have All The Good Times Gone."
- "1984" (1984). The sixth Van Halen album was released on New Years Day, it is their biggest selling recording to date. "1984" featured the bigger than life classic rock and roll hit "Panama," the classic dance and crossover hit "Jump," and "Hot For Teacher." "1984" was also the last album that featured David Lee Roth on vocals.
- Van Halen's next four albums were big sellers with Sammy Hager on vocals. By the time these days rocked and rolled around, van Halen was already a household name with millions of diehard fans worldwide. "5150" (1986) had three big hits, "Good Enough," "Dreams" and "Best of Both Worlds." "OU812 (1988) featured "Finish What Ya Started" and "When It's Love." "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" produced "Man On A Mission" and "Pleasure Dome." Van Halen's 24 song "Live-Right Here Right Now" featured "316 Guitar Solo," "Ultra Bass," "Dreams" and "Poundcake." Eddie and Alex Van Halen are hailed as kings in their native Netherlands.