17 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar may be rivals, but on Van Halen’s first package of hits they live side by side. The first half oozes with Roth’s party anthem sass (“Panama”) and pop-metal acrobatics (“Runnin’ With the Devil”), and the arrival of ballad “Why Can’t This Be Love” halfway through marks the collection’s shift to Hagar’s melodic hard rock and gritty earnestness. The set closes with two cuts documenting Roth’s brief reunion with the boys in 1996, including the icily hypnotic “Me Wise Magic.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar may be rivals, but on Van Halen’s first package of hits they live side by side. The first half oozes with Roth’s party anthem sass (“Panama”) and pop-metal acrobatics (“Runnin’ With the Devil”), and the arrival of ballad “Why Can’t This Be Love” halfway through marks the collection’s shift to Hagar’s melodic hard rock and gritty earnestness. The set closes with two cuts documenting Roth’s brief reunion with the boys in 1996, including the icily hypnotic “Me Wise Magic.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
54 Ratings
54 Ratings
ryanmetallica ,

Stop s***ing on Hagar

This is one of the greatest best hits albums ever. VH was great with Hagar as well as Roth, just accept that already.

Razorback9926 ,

Roth > Hagar

No contest. This comp would have been markedly better by ditching the Sammy songs in favor of Roth songs like Hot for Teacher, Pretty Woman, You Really Got Me, Mean Streets, Where Have All the Good Times Gone, Jamie’s Cryin’, and I’ll Wait.

Brody out ,

Best album ever of Van Halen

It has great guitar solos and my favorite songs

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