Label
Warner Bros.
Release date
22 Aug 2007
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
33:04

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 1984 1:06 86,436
2 Jump 4:02 583,705
3 Panama 3:31 306,124
4 Top Jimmy 3:00 73,685
5 Drop Dead Legs 4:13 76,463
6 Hot For Teacher 4:41 233,661
7 I'll Wait 4:40 89,758
8 Girl Gone Bad 4:33 60,594
9 House Of Pain 3:18 62,621

About this album

1984 (written as MCMLXXXIV on the front cover) is the sixth album by American hard rock band Van Halen. One of the band’s more popular albums (in terms of both record sales and chart performance), 1984 is the final album (to date) featuring singer David Lee Roth, who later left the band in the spring of the following year due to escalating tensions between him and guitarist Eddie Van Halen, as well as Roth’s desire to pursue a solo career.

1984 peaked at #2 on the Billboard Magazine album charts (#1 at the time was Thriller, which featured an Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on “Beat It,” which Roth had criticized) and contained future hits “Jump”, “Panama”, “I’ll Wait”, and “Hot for Teacher”. “Jump” reached #1 on the magazine’s singles chart. 1984 is the second of two Van Halen albums to have sold 10 million copies in the United States.

Eddie Van Halen, well-known for his guitar prowess but also a classically-trained pianist, used 1984 as an opportunity to take the band into different territory. Eddie Van Halen’s keyboard playing is more prominent on 1984 than on any prior Van Halen album, particularly on the songs “Jump,” “I’ll Wait” and instrumental album-opener “1984.”

Additionally, 1984 was the first Van Halen album to be recorded at Eddie Van Halen’s home studio, 5150. The studio lent its name to Van Halen’s next album, the first with former Montrose vocalist/guitarist and solo artist Sammy Hagar.

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  • VasTell

    Except "I'll wait" this album is really dull and whole band is overrated as hell

    19 Jan 1:37pm Reply
  • Lowbacca

    a couple of okay/good songs, but overall not that good an album..

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dudu_braun

    One of my favorites, i like all the songs

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • xALSHALLPERISHx

    lol at '1991'-tag

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Great album! [3] Jump! :)

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • -Wesker

    Can't get into this... rly

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • albertlespaul

    Great album! [2]

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • hadomaru

    Overrated. Still a good album, but overrated none the less

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • dxvolt

    best Van Halen album. haters gonna hate

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • nssworld

    Cornball, but still a solid album not the less...personified the 80's...

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Spunkalish

    Glam garbage for the most part.

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • jehf-rock

    melhor cd deles

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ericshep

    i saw this tour in San Francisco, at the cow palace. man what great memories, the music, the girls , the drugs and booze were flowin. i seem to float just above the ground the whole night.ssssso many great , weird and freaky things happened that night . it was truly an experience i will never forget. thank you Van Halen

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Kamahl16

    This is a decent record that would be quite good, actually, if it wasn't for Jump.

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • danzag

    80s hard rock sucks, but this is album is cool

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    Top Jimmy is best on album!!!

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • count_schemula

    Ah, the album that killed Van Halen for me... I still hate this album 26 years later...

    28 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    House of Pain and Girl Gone Bad (L)

    21 Mar 2010 Reply
  • hoideindad

    man, jump sucks hell. it's vh's worst song ever ... at least with DLR. hot for teacher is at least 100x better than jump.

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jimm9349

    Hot for teacher should be number one... or at least Panama..

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
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