The VH1 documentary “All Time Top Ten: Van Halen” counts down the top 10 Van Halen songs. Former MTV VJ Mark Goodman takes you through their wild history while he rolls out their top 10, which is basically a list of their favorite Van Halen music videos.
“Few Rock bands have risen to the height of Van Halen,” says Goodman, “And even fewer have done it through a revolving door of lead singers, whether fronted by David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, or even Gary Cherone. Van Halen has succeeded to the tune of 80 million albums sold, two Diamond-certified records, and an induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. They also changed the sound of hard rock…twice. Once, through Eddie’s innovative finger tapping guitar solos, and also, through their use of synthesizers.”
They even declare their #1 Van Halen video “One of the funniest videos ever made,” and we agree! We noticed they got a few facts wrong, but it’s a good special, nonetheless. Watch the documentary embedded above, and then share with VHND readers what you think of VH1’s list.