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1984 (album) by Van Halen

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1984
1984 by Van Halen (1984)
Overall rank: 748th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 492 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (118th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (748th)

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Van Halen bestography

1984 is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Van Halen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Van Halen is Van Halen which is ranked number 316 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,151.

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1984 track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.1984
 74/100 (62 votes)
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2.Track pickJump
 86/100 (133 votes)
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3.Track pickPanama
 85/100 (117 votes)
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4.Top Jimmy
 76/100 (67 votes)
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5.Drop Dead Legs
 77/100 (66 votes)
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6.Hot For Teacher
 84/100 (108 votes)
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7.I'll Wait
 82/100 (78 votes)
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8.Girl Gone Bad
 77/100 (67 votes)
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9.House Of Pain
 77/100 (62 votes)
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1984 rankings

1984 ratings

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From Villain
The VH album with all the hits. Its not my favorite album from the band, but the peak of their mainstream popularity with David Lee Roth.
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This was my intro to Van Halen, through obvious favorites like Jump, Panama, and Hot for Teacher. But outside of that, the deeper cuts are enjoyable but forgettable.
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1984 is a sometimes inconsistent records with only really the the big 4 songs and girl gone bad really having a purpose with the rest of it being filler. obviously Eddie delivers, alex has his shining moment in Hot For Teacher, Dave is probably at his songwriting peak (Along with Eddie), and Micheal Anthony's bass fits the songs especially well.
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Besides the three singles, "House of Pain" and "Girl Gone Bad" are the best songs on this album. Specially the latter. Great album, and pretty much alongside Def Leppard's Pyromania set the template for mid-to-late-80s hard rock/glam metal that was copied by bands like Bon Jovi, Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt and Cinderella and Dokken.
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Some causal VH fans scroll past this album and subsequent albums for their use of synthesizers and just sounding very "80s". That's what I find charming. This is a classic album that sounds like its time and makes no qualms about it. Jump is one of the definitive classic rock songs of the 80s. Not far behind as some all time best VH songs like I'll Wait, Panama, and Hot for Teacher. A fine album for non-snobs.
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Van Halen begins to soften up his sound with some great pop stuff like "Jump" and "I'll Wait". There is also some impressive virtuosity.
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80/100
Really fun album, keyboards with Van Halen=great.
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75/100
Van Halen is one of my favorite bands, but this album doesn't make my top 3 for them. I mean its a great album, but the fact that it's leaning a lot more towards pop and just being more accessible in general makes it overshadow better VH records. I mean Women and Children First and Fair Warning are both easily much better than this album, but at the end of the day I still love this album.

Key Tracks: Jump, Top Jimmy, Hot For Teacher, Panama
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The Album with the Van Halen songs non-fans know. A great party album, although the remainder after the four singles are nothing much to speak of. Jump and Panama basically defined 1984 (both the year and the album).
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From AAL2014
Currently ranked 666th. Didn't realize how metal this album was. ;)


A very good final statement from the kings of good time 80's rock. It isn't their strongest from top to bottom as I may put all of the first 3 VH records ahead of '84, but the hits on here are still great and some of the deep cuts like Drop Dead Legs & Girl Gone Bad feature interesting arrangements with great groove. Excellent drumming from Alex.
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