Remember honestly loving an album without knowing any of the back story? Not hearing a million different reviews from critics trying to outdo each other? Before forums when anyone with a computer could cut down the band you love?
For me, those were the salad days of music. Oh man, how I loved Van Halen's Balance when that record came out. I thought it was just the best thing ever. I mean, it rivaled Aerosmith and if you knew me in 1995 - well, let's just say there wasn't much more important to me at that time than Aerosmith.
Anyway, I'm sick of reading of how crappy an album Balance is...I love it, no matter what the detractors say. Which brings me to today's post. Last night, my husband says (ok, demands) "Write about favorite Sammy Hagar - Van Halen songs for tomorrow." Well, I aim to please, so here goes. My top five Van Hagar tunes, in no order:
The Seventh Seal - from the album Balance
Dreams - from the album 5150
Top of the World - from the album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Why Can't This Be Love - from the album 5150
Can't Stop Lovin' You - from the album Balance
Now I realize it's highly dangerous for me to post about favorite Van Hagar tunes when there's a huge contingent of Van Roth lovers who will pounce if they think Diamond Dave has been slighted. Look, I'm not slighting David Lee Roth at all. My husband prefers Van Hagar and he wanted other people's opinions regarding Van Hagar...so, let's have 'em. Give me your favorite Van Hagar tunes. And for the record, I love (LOVE!) Sammy's solo work, too. He's a party music machine! Woo hoo!
(Oh, and if you're wondering, my husband's favorite Van Hagar tune is "When It's Love" from the album OU812).
Speaking of Van Halen...it looks like the talk of a new studio album to be released next year was just...rumors. We'll see I suppose.
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