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Favorite song from "1984"
1984
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Jump
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Panama
27%
 27% [ 4 ]
Top Jimmy
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 13% [ 2 ]
Drop Dead Legs
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 20% [ 3 ]
Hot for Teacher
27%
 27% [ 4 ]
I'll Wait
13%
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Girl Gone Bad
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House of Pain
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PostSubject: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:36 am



1984
was one of my "gateway" albums into hard rock/heavy metal, along with "Metal Health" and "Stay Hungry". It seems like an overlooked VH album by alot of "serious fans" because it featured the band's biggest hits of the day and was the harbinger of the end of the original band, but there are some great songs on here once you wade through the hits.

My favorite song on the album is the last of the radio releases, "I'll Wait". That song has a feel that no other VH song has, IMO. I love it today as much as when I bought the 45 of it back in 1984 or 85.

What is your favorite song from this classic album?
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:38 am

I love " Drop Dead Legs' has a simple but effective Eddie Van Halen riff, with David Lee Roth lyrics and vocals brimming with attitude. Classic stuff, I love the entire album, yes that would include 'Jump'.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:49 am

manny wrote:
I love " Drop Dead Legs' has a simple but effective Eddie Van Halen riff, with David Lee Roth lyrics and vocals brimming with attitude. Classic stuff, I love the entire album, yes that would include 'Jump'.

I think "Drop Dead Legs" is an old song that they had laying around. I agree it's pretty awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:56 am

"I got my pencil....Gimme sumthin' to write on!"

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:06 pm

spectrefate wrote:
manny wrote:
I love " Drop Dead Legs' has a simple but effective Eddie Van Halen riff, with David Lee Roth lyrics and vocals brimming with attitude. Classic stuff, I love the entire album, yes that would include 'Jump'.

I think "Drop Dead Legs" is an old song that they had laying around. I agree it's pretty awesome.

That is true I have a bootleg that has a demo of it, when it was being considered for Van Halen's debut.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:09 pm

Panama. simple, catchy, & probably the heaviest song on that album.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:10 pm

hot for teacher
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:23 pm

I've always liked Top Jimmy for some reason. I guess I liked the story or something. Dang fine album all around. This was probably one of my 1st "heavy" albums I'd heard as a young'un. A friend of mine had it on vinyl and made me a tape copy.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:12 pm

My second favorite album ever (after Van Halen). It has your fun pop song (Jump), and some "grade A" heavy metal (House of Pain (one of their heaviest), Hot For Teacher, Panama)

I'm going with Hot For Teacher. Eddie's ability and genius are at it's highest on that song, Alex is a monster behind the kit, and Dave tells the story of every young boys' fantasy with Mike adding some great backing vox on the chorus. Video was hilarious. Al can keep rythym behind the kit, but he is so uncoordinated when it comes to dancing.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:18 pm

I also voted for Top Jimmy, that's such a great riff...and a stylistic departure from what you usually got with Van Halen.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:00 pm

I went for I'll Wait, such an awesome song. 🤘

Panama would be my #2
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:22 pm

Panama-a-a!
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:46 pm

That album was my 3rd grade school year. Awesome. I love the whole platter but went with "Drop Dead Legs" with "Girl Gone Bad" a close 2nd. Peace.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:48 pm

Fun poll BTW.

I haven't listened to this album in ages and this poll inspired me to dig it out again.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:07 pm

Geez, I haven't heard "1984" in dog years. It's one of the VH albums I have yet to upgrade to CD (the others being "DIVER DOWN" and "FAIR WARNING"), which is something I should really take care of one of these days.

Anyway, I'm trying to decide between "Panama" and "Hot For Teacher" here - (Though it's a classic track, "Jump" is soooo overplayed that I never really need to hear that song again as long as I live.) "Panama" was pretty dang HEAVY METAL by Van Halen standards and is still one of my favorite VH tracks, but I think "Hot For Teacher" is gonna get the nod here because of the brilliant video.

Waldo's Mom: "Waldo... sweet, sweeeeeeet Waldo... I hope you finally make some friends this year."

Waldo: "Awww, Ma, you know I'm not like other guys... I'm nervous and my socks are too loose!")

DLR (as school bus driver): "SIDDOWN, WALDO!"

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:17 pm

Freddy, that's when videos were a work of art and actually entertained you.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:34 pm

Panama-a
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:54 pm

MoonChild wrote:
Panama-a

WRONG! It's Panama-a-a.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:37 pm

tohostudios wrote:
Fun poll BTW.


I never get tired of hearing that. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:02 pm

Panama.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite song from "MCMLXXXIV"   Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:21 pm

manny wrote:
I love " Drop Dead Legs' has a simple but effective Eddie Van Halen riff, with David Lee Roth lyrics and vocals brimming with attitude. Classic stuff, I love the entire album, yes that would include 'Jump'.

Gotta agree with Manny and go with Drop Dead Legs, well said, Manny.
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