Van Halen‘s 1984 was one of my favourite albums in 1984. The music was incredible. I think the lyrics were a bit misogynistic, but that is to be expected for a band on rock and roll guys. I have listened to this album so many times that I could almost skip it, but I will not because it is too good.
“Jump” was so fresh sounding in 1984 and still sounds awesome today. David Lee Roth was the perfect guy to be a frontman of this band.
“Panama” is one of the best songs, especially considering Eddie Van Halen‘s guitar work.
This is such a great album that I can skip writing the best songs, instead I will mention my least favourite song is “Top Jimmy“. It has always been my least favourite, but not enough to turn it off.
Eddie Van Halen’s guitar and David Lee Roth’s vocals were a match made in music heaven. Halen’s guitar speaks in the places that Roth’s voice does not. I wish they did not separate all those years ago. I stopped listening to them when they changed singers. The band and Roth were never as good apart. 10/10.