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Van Halen was a guitar rock band named for lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen became popular with lead singer David Lee Roth. In 1986, Van Halen replaced David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar, who was famous as a solo artist and in the band Montrose. Sammy Hagar left, and was replaced briefly by David Lee Roth. In 1998, Gary Sherone from Extreme became the Van Halen lead singer. Soon after, Sammy Hagar returned. These changes are shown in the timeline.
Van Halen earned 17 number one rock tunes from the inception of the Weekly Rock Top 20 (RT20) in 1979. Rock Top 20 is the longest-running regular weekly rock chart anywhere. Nevertheless, Van Halen was already popular with 5 major rock classics in 1978. The greatest hit in both pop and rock for Van Halen was Jump, a crossover-80 number one, and the top song of the year in both categories.


Popular Tune Timeline for Van Halen


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with DAVID LEE ROTH singer

  1 You Really Got Me 19   Mar 1978  
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  2 Eruption   May 1978  
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  3 Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love   May 1978  
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  4 Runnin' With The Devil   May 1978  
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  5 Jamie's Cryin'   Jun 1978  
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  6 Ice Cream Man   Jun 1978  
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  7 Somebody Get Me A Doctor   May 1979  
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  8 Light Up The Sky 15     Jun 1979  
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  9 Dance The Night Away 15   Jun 1979  
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  10 Beautiful Girls 1     Sep 1979  
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  11 You're No Good   1979  
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  12 And The Cradle Will Rock... 1     Jun 1980  
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  13 Everybody Wants Some! 4     Jun 1980  
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  14 Take Your Whiskey Home   Jul 1980  
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  15 So This Is Love? 17     May 1981  
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  16 Unchained 17     Jun 1981  
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  17 Mean Street 8     Jun 1981  
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  18 Push Comes To Shove 19     Jun 1981  
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  19 Pretty Woman 1     Apr 1982  
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  20 Secrets 19     May 1982  
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  21 The Full Bug   Jun 1982  
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  22 Little Guitars 18     Jun 1982  
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  23 Where Have All The Good Times Gone 2     Jun 1982  
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  24 Happy Trails   Jun 1982  
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  25 Dancing In The Street 1     Jul 1982  
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  26 Jump 1 1   Feb 1984  
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  27 1984   Feb 1984  
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  28 Drop Dead Legs 18     Mar 1984  
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  29 Top Jimmy   Mar 1984  
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  30 Girl Gone Bad   Apr 1984  
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  31 I'll Wait 1 10   May 1984  
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  32 Panama 1 9   Aug 1984  
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  33 Hot For Teacher 1 15   Nov 1984  
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with SAMMY HAGAR singer

  34 Get Up   Mar 1986  
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  35 Why Can't This Be Love 1 7   Apr 1986  
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  36 Best Of Both Worlds 2     May 1986  
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  37 Dreams 2 20   Jun 1986  
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  38 Summer Nights 17     Aug 1986  
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  39 Love Walks In 1 2   Oct 1986  
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  40 Mine All Mine   Jun 1988  
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  41 Black And Blue 1     Jun 1988  
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  42 When It's Love 1 3   Sep 1988  
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  43 Finish What Ya Started 1 11   Dec 1988  
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  44 Cabo Wabo 13     Jan 1989  
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  45 Feels So Good 6     Mar 1989  
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  46 Poundcake 1     Jun 1991  
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  47 Runaround 1     Jul 1991  
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  48 Top Of The World 1     Nov 1991  
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  49 Right Now 1     Mar 1992  
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  50 The Dream Is Over 2     Apr 1992  
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  51 Man On A Mission 19     May 1992  
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  52 Won't Get Fooled Again LIVE 2     Feb 1993  
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  53 Judgement Day LIVE 17     Feb 1993  
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  54 Jump LIVE   Mar 1993  
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  55 Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do) 3     Jan 1995  
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  56 The Seventh Seal   Feb 1995  
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  57 Can't Stop Lovin' You 3 26   Apr 1995  
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  58 Amsterdam 21     Jun 1995  
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  59 Not Enough   Aug 1995  
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  60 Humans Being 10     May 1996  
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with DAVID LEE ROTH singer

  61 Me Wise Magic 14     Oct 1996  
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  62 Can't Get This Stuff No More 26     Jan 1997  
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with GARY CHERONE singer

  63 Without You 16     Mar 1998  
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  64 Fire In The Hole 23     May 1998  
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  65 One I Want   Aug 1998  
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with SAMMY HAGAR singer

  66 It's About Time 27     Jun 2004  
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  67 Up For Breakfast   Sep 2004  
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with DAVID LEE ROTH singer

  68 Tattoo   Jan 2012  
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  69 The Trouble With Never   Feb 2012  
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  70 Outta Space   Feb 2012  
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  71 Blood And Fire   Mar 2012  
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  72 She's The Woman   Mar 2012  
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  73 China Town   Jun 2012  
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  74 Stay Frosty   Jul 2012  
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Top Pop Songs by Van Halen

1Jump
2Love Walks In
3When It's Love
4Why Can't This Be Love
5Can't Stop Lovin' You
6Panama
7I'll Wait
8Dance The Night Away
9You Really Got Me
10Hot For Teacher

Top Rock Songs by Van Halen

1Jump
2Why Can't This Be Love
3Pretty Woman
4When It's Love
5Finish What Ya Started
6Dancing In The Street
7Right Now
8Black And Blue
9Love Walks In
10Runaround
11Top Of The World
12And The Cradle Will Rock...
13Panama
14Dreams
15I'll Wait
16Best Of Both Worlds
17The Dream Is Over
18Poundcake
19Where Have All The Good Times Gone
20Can't Stop Lovin' You

Rock Classics by Van Halen

1Dance The Night Away
2You Really Got Me
3Beautiful Girls
4Runnin' With The Devil
5Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
6Jamie's Cryin'

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