Van Halen’s first single with Sammy Hagar, “Why Can’t This Be Love,” peaked at Number 3 on The Hot 100 Billboard chart on this day in 1986. (May 17th).
Watch rare live footage of the song, which never aired in the U.S., above.
We’ve all seen Live Without a Net, filmed in 1986 in New Haven, CT, during Van Halen’s first tour with Sammy Hagar. This is NOT from that release.
This is something many fans haven’t seen, as it was only aired outside the U.S. back in the ’80’s. This live performance of Van Halen’s #3 hit single, “Why Can’t This Be Love”, was filmed April 7th, 1986 at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Hollywood, Florida during the 5150 tour. It’s surprisingly good quality for being so old, and it’s the only pro-shot footage that has ever been aired that is not from New Haven.