History YMMV / VanHalen

18th May '16 9:39:54 PM Schroeder1174
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* The JungleDrums opening "Everybody Wants Some!!!" may count.
* The jet-engine-like effect on "...And Yhe Cradle Will Rock", achieved by Eddie playing low cluster chords on a Wurlitzer electric piano amplified by a distorted Marshall stack with an MXR flanger stompbox effect plugged into the amp.

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* The ** Alex's hypnotic JungleDrums opening to "Everybody Wants Some!!!" may count.
* ** The jet-engine-like effect on "...And Yhe Cradle Will Rock", achieved by Eddie playing low cluster chords on a Wurlitzer electric piano amplified by a distorted Marshall stack with an MXR flanger stompbox effect plugged into the amp.
18th May '16 9:34:23 PM Schroeder1174
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* The JungleDrums opening "Everybody Wants Some!!!" may count.
* The jet-engine-like effect on "...And Yhe Cradle Will Rock", achieved by Eddie playing low cluster chords on a Wurlitzer electric piano amplified by a distorted Marshall stack with an MXR flanger stompbox effect plugged into the amp.
25th Mar '16 7:27:14 PM Green_lantern40
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* CoveredUp: Many of their covers are better known than the originals; regarding "You Really Got Me", Ray Davies himself said that it sounds better than his band's own version (the original, mind).

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* CoveredUp: Many of their covers are better known than the originals; regarding "You Really Got Me", Ray Davies himself said that it sounds better than [[Music/TheKinks his band's band's]] own version (the original, mind).
25th Mar '16 7:25:31 PM Green_lantern40
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* ReplacementScrappy: There's a reason the Sammy Hagar era band is referred to as Van Hagar.

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* ReplacementScrappy: There's a reason the Sammy Hagar era band is referred to as Van Hagar.Hagar, and the Gary Cherone era band is referred to as Van Horrible.



* SongAssociation: "Jump" with sports in general. [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Olympique de Marseille and Brøndby IF]] open their home games with it, [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball A.C. Milan]] plays it when they score a goal at their home stadium, and WGN-TV in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} once used it to introduce broadcasts of [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Chicago]] [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Cubs]] games.

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"Jump" with sports in general. [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Olympique de Marseille and Brøndby IF]] open their home games with it, [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball A.C. Milan]] plays it when they score a goal at their home stadium, and WGN-TV in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} once used it to introduce broadcasts of [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Chicago]] [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Cubs]] games.games.
** "Right Now" with the short-lived [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Pepsi Crystal Pepsi]], thanks to that song being used heavily in commercials for the product for more or less its entire lifespan (1992-93).
10th Jan '16 9:54:17 PM phoenix
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* SongAssociation: "Jump" with sports in general. [[TheBeautifulGame Olympique de Marseille and Brøndby IF]] open their home games with it, [[TheBeautifulGame A.C. Milan]] plays it when they score a goal at their home stadium, and WGN-TV in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} once used it to introduce broadcasts of [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Chicago]] [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Cubs]] games.

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* SongAssociation: "Jump" with sports in general. [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Olympique de Marseille and Brøndby IF]] open their home games with it, [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball A.C. Milan]] plays it when they score a goal at their home stadium, and WGN-TV in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} once used it to introduce broadcasts of [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Chicago]] [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Cubs]] games.
3rd Dec '15 8:44:46 PM youngbond007
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** Even happens without guitars: the aforementioned "Hot for Teacher" is very well known for its opening drum solo, and "Right Now" opens with quite the piano riff.

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** Even happens without guitars: the aforementioned "Hot for Teacher" is very well known for its opening drum solo, "When It's Love" for its opening synth riff, and "Right Now" opens with quite the piano riff.
23rd Nov '15 7:21:48 AM LaptopGuy
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* {{Signature Song}}s: "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love", "Runnin' With the Devil", "Jump", "Panama", and "Hot for Teacher" for the David Lee Roth era. For the Sammy Hagar era, there's "Dreams", "When It's Love", and "Right Now".

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* {{Signature Song}}s: "You Really Got Me", "Jamie's Cryin'", "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love", "Runnin' With the Devil", "Jump", "Panama", and "Hot for Teacher" for the David Lee Roth era. For the Sammy Hagar era, there's "Dreams", "When It's Love", and "Right Now".Now", and most famously "Why Can't This Be Love". For Hagar's solo career it's almost certainly "I Can't Drive 55".
21st Nov '15 1:00:29 PM kchishol
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* NeverLiveItDown: The aforementioned "no brown M&M's" rider. However, it has also been hailed as a clever idea to make sure their concert arrangements are set properly.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The aforementioned "no brown M&M's" rider. However, it has also been hailed as a clever SecretTest idea to make sure their concert arrangements are set properly.



** Also, when the true reason for the brown M&M's contract rider came out (As a sign that their concert setup safety arrangements contact was read thoroughly), it was hailed as a clever idea to make sure things were properly arranged.

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** Also, when the true reason for the brown M&M's contract rider came out (As a sign that their concert setup safety arrangements contact was read thoroughly), it was hailed as a clever SecretTest idea to make sure things were properly arranged.
21st Nov '15 12:58:03 PM kchishol
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** Also, when the true reason for the brown M&M's contract rider came out (As a sign that their concert setup safety arrangements contact was read thoroughly), it was hailed as a clever idea to make sure things were properly arranged.
17th Nov '15 1:41:38 PM youngbond007
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* {{Signature Song}}s: "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love", "Runnin' With the Devil", "Jump", "Panama", and "Hot for Teacher" for the David Lee Roth era. For the Sammy Hagar era, there's "Dreams" and "Right Now".

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* {{Signature Song}}s: "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love", "Runnin' With the Devil", "Jump", "Panama", and "Hot for Teacher" for the David Lee Roth era. For the Sammy Hagar era, there's "Dreams" "Dreams", "When It's Love", and "Right Now".
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