Van Halen II

Label
Rhino/Warner Bros.
Release date
19 Sep 2000
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
31:43

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 You're No Good (Album Version) 3:17 1,373
2 Dance The Night Away (Album Version) 3:06 1,763
3 Somebody Get Me A Doctor (Album Version) 2:53 1,342
4 Bottoms Up! (Album Version) 3:06 1,373
5 Outta Love Again (Album Version) 2:53 1,345
6 Light Up The Sky (Album Version) 3:12 1,265
7 Spanish Fly (Album Version) 1:02 1,734
8 D.O.A. (Album Version) 4:11 1,367
9 Women In Love...... (Album Version) 4:08 1,298
10 Beautiful Girls (Album Version) 3:55 1,448

About this album

Van Halen II is the second album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1979. The actual recording of the album took place less than a year after the release of the eponymous “I” album. Many of the songs on this album have been known to exist prior to the release of the first album, and are present (in various forms) on the demos recorded in 1975 by Gene Simmons and 1977 by Ted Templemann, including an early version of “Beautiful Girls” (then known as “Bring on the Girls”) and “Somebody Get Me a Doctor.” (The album version is only slightly different than the demo versions.)

The black and yellow guitar on the back of the album is buried with Dimebag Darrell. Eddie Van Halen placed it in his casket at his funeral because Dimebag had said it was his favorite. However, Eddie himself stated in interviews that the guitar itself was not actually used on the Van Halen II album; as it had only been completed just in time for the photo shoots for the second album. David Lee Roth is shown in a cast in the inner liner notes, as he allegedly broke his heel making the leap on the back cover.

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  • Lowbacca

    vote for track title corrections! fuck "(album version)"

    8 Jan 8:18pm Reply
  • crownanchor

    d.o.a. RRUUULLLLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ:)!!!

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • nodicenate

    Yep, for me this is quite possibly the most underrated sophomore release in rock history. There definitely was no slump here! Having to follow up that monumental first album would have crushed a lesser band, but they came right back firing on all cylinders and gave us another killer record. Everyone loves VH 1, I've heard plenty of people say how fun W&CF is, and there's plenty of talk about how influential Fair Warning is, but rarely does anyone mention this one. With killers like Light Up the Sky and Somebody Get Me a Doctor this one is every bit as potent as their debut.

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • sebadagostino

    Good album

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • asterix_13

    This is a great album, but it just doesn't have that one amazing song to make it legendary. 1984 has Jump, 5150 has Dreams, Van Halen (first album) has a couple, but this one doesn't.

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • szafi19

    lol why this is lower than 5150 shit?

    13 Sep 2009 Reply
  • TURDF3RGUSON

    Van Halen II is Van Halen's best...sick playing from EVH and just the best songs they ever did. it's a party in an album

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • hawk1984-3

    get it streamable

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
  • metfan31

    wtf "Album Version" yeah, we know its from the album...

    7 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Miracle__Man

    Love it <3. Their best album, really. And You're No Good is awesome!

    24 Jan 2009 Reply
  • dropdtuna

    afraid to play some V H ,what`s the problem?

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • GrantRS

    My playcount is stuck on 3. I've checked my tags repeatedly, but it won't seem to go past 3.

    31 Aug 2008 Reply
  • MetallicaACDC

    Quite possibly the most underrated album in all of rock history. It came out right after their debut, so of course it got less acclaim than it should have. I can listen to this album start-to-finish every time, though. Somebody Get Me a Doctor and D.O.A. are prime cuts of Van Halen!

    27 Apr 2008 Reply
  • becker_90

    Van Halen I is better as whole but this also has some kickass songs

    24 Feb 2008 Reply
  • therudedog

    Top Ten Guitarists: Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhodes, Jimmy Page, Dimebag Darrell, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wyld, Wes Borland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Clapton

    8 Jan 2007 Reply
  • pishkus

    The best band ever!

    12 Feb 2006 Reply
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