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The Ultimate Van Halen Fan Survey

Updated on January 31, 2015
Van Halen on stage
Van Halen on stage | Source

Van Halen Fans! Sound Off With Your Opinions Here!

Van Halen is one of the most popular and long-lasting hard rock bands today. Their hit singles like "Jump!", "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", "Panama", and "Hot For Teacher" have dominated rock music charts and made them millions of fans around the world.

But what's your opinion of Van Halen as a band - what's your favorite of their albums? Eddie Van Halen's best guitar solo? David Lee Roth vs. Sammy Hagar? Do you think their newest album, 2012's A Different Kind of Truth, lives up to their past glory? Well, here's your chance to share your thoughts and see what other fans think as well. This entirely for-fun and non-scientific survey is where you can compare your opinions on Van Halen with others from all around the world. You can also check out cool Van Halen merchandise, photos and posters to add to your collection - as well as some of my own photos of Van Halen in concert. Enjoy!

1. Are You a Van Halen Fan? - What do you think of Van Halen as a band?

How much of a Van Halen fan are you?

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2. How Long Have You Been a Van Halen Fan? - Are you an "old timer" or a relative "newbie"?

David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen
David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen | Source

When did you become a fan of Van Halen?

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3. At What Age Did You Become a Van Halen Fan? - Did you discover them in your teens or later in life?

How old were you when you became a Van Halen fan?

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4. What Do You Like Best About Van Halen? - Is it the songs, the energy, the showmanship...or something else?

Van Halen on stage.
Van Halen on stage. | Source

What is it about Van Halen that makes you a fan?

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5. Favorite Van Halen Studio Album - Early or later work - what's your pick?

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David Lee Roth | Source

What is your favorite Van Halen studio album of all time?

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6. Least Favorite Van Halen album - Even if you love most of their music, there's probably one you consider a "clunker".

Which is your LEAST favorite Van Halen studio album?

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7. Best Song on "Van Halen" - Pick a favorite from their debut album.

What's your favorite song on the 1978 album Van Halen?

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8. Best Song on "Van Halen II" - Full of more classic hits!

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What is your favorite song on the 1979 album Van Halen II?

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9. Best Song on "Women and Children First" - Bringing their rocking sound into the 80s...

What is your favorite song on the 1981 album Women and Children First?

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10. Best Song on "Fair Warning" - More great VH tunes

Eddie and son Wolfgang Van Halen
Eddie and son Wolfgang Van Halen | Source

What is your favorite song on the 1981 album Fair Warning?

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11. Best Song on "Diver Down" - Is it one of their covers or an original song?

What is your favorite song on the 1982 album Diver Down?

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12. Best song on "1984" - The album that rocked the year of its title.

What is your favorite song on the 1984 album 1984?

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13. Best Song on "5150"? - The beginning of the Sammy Hagar years

What is your favorite song on the 1986 album 5150?

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14. Best Song on "OU812" - Moving right along...

What is your favorite song on the 1988 album OU812?

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15. Best Song on "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" - You might've hated the title, but did you enjoy the music?

What is your favorite song on the 1991 album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge?

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16. Best Song on the Album "Balance" - More VH music in the 90s

What is your favorite song on the 1995 album Balance?

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17. Best Song on "Van Halen III" - VH...Stage 3?

What is your favorite song on the 1998 album Van Halen III?

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18. Best Song on "A Different Kind of Truth" - The return of David Lee Roth

What is your favorite song on the 2012 album A Different Kind of Truth?

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19. Van Halen's 2012 Comeback - What do you think of the new Van Halen album?

Following their successful reunion tour with David Lee Roth in 2007-2008, Van Halen surprised nearly everyone by recording a comeback album that has actually impressed many critics and doubters. But w

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If you had to pick just one, what would be your number one Van Halen song of all time - and why?

21. Favorite Member of Van Halen - If you had to pick just one...

Who is your favorite member of Van Halen - past or present?

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22. David Lee Roth vs. Sammy Hagar - Which front man gets your vote?

In 1985 after an acrimonious split with David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar became front man and lead singer for Van Halen. To many fans of the original line-up, the band's sound was never the same with Sammy in the front. Others, however, came to prefer the "Van Hagar" era, which lasted until 1996. But what's your opinion - who was the better front man? (We're not even going to include Gary Cherone in the voting, here...)

Who was the better front man for Van Halen?

23. The Legendary Eddie Van Halen...Is He The Best Ever?

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Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound is unmistakable, innovative and inspirational to thousands of rock guitarists who have followed. Some have called him "Second to only Jimi Hendrix...undoubtedly one of t

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24. Eddie Van Halen's Best Guitar Solo

Author Kenner R. McQuaid in 2011 published a list of his picks for Eddie Van Halen's Top 10 Guitar Solos. Of the songs on his list, which do you think is the absolute best - or do you have another fav

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25. Alex Van Halen - Your Favorite Drummer? - How does Alex compare to other greats?

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How do you rate Alex Van Halen as a rock drummer?

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26. Best Alex Van Halen Drum Track - The song that Alex rocks the best

What Van Halen song do you think features Alex's best drumming?

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27. Your Opinion on Bassist Michael Anthony - Michael Anthony was bass player with Van Halen from 1974-2006. How do you feel about him as a bass player?

What's your opinion of Michael Anthony as a bass player for Van Halen?

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28. Michael Anthony's Departure and Replacement by Wolfgang - Fair or not?

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In 2006, Michael Anthony split from Van Halen and Eddie announced that his son Wolfgang would become the band's official bass player from that point forward. Many fans were angry with the way Anthony was "kicked out" of the band and feel Wolfie could be no substitute. Others disagreed and thought Wolfgang was a fine replacement. What's your opinion?

How do you feel about the departure of Michael Anthony from Van Halen?

29. Van Halen Live! - How many times have you been there?

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How many times have you seen Van Halen in concert?

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30. Van Halen as a Live Band - Best showmen in rock, or just mediocre? You decide!

How do you rate Van Halen as a live band?

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31. Best Van Halen Music Video - Music vid clips from the sexy to the seriously silly

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What do you think is the best Van Halen music video?

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32. The Future of Van Halen - Is there one?

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What do you forsee as the future of Van Halen?

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I hope you had fun taking this survey. Any final comments to leave about the band? Feel free to do so here!

© 2012 Nicole Pellegrini

20. Favorite Van Halen Song - Of All Time!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      "Blood And Fire"

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      5150

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      MillBucks 

      6 years ago

      Jump is my all time favorite

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      uneasywriter lm 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, I just saw VH at Tacoma Dome. Good Show not like the old days though missing Michael Anthony's vocals and antics. I have featured this lens in my own "The Best Classic Rock Lenses"

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      "Don't tell me (what Love can do)" because its that fat slow riffin what blows my mind every time I hear it. This undertempo guitarwork at the beginning is like hammering my brain ant than, for me as a drummer, I mostly enjoy the moment when Alex get in with this triplet bassdrum. Just by thinking bout that song I got huge goosebump so my hairs are fighting for a place to stand.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Runnin' With The Devil because once I placed the needle on the vinyl and heard the backwards car horn, no band has ever, or will ever come close to the genius that is Van Halen. There's a reason Eddie is called "King Edward", "Modern Day Mozart", etc.

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      DuncanBoud 

      6 years ago

      Jump! It's the one everyone knows, but with good reason - is a great song!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      All (DLR era)--every one of their songs is a bit different from the next, and each has its' own unique quality that makes it a fun and enjoyable to listen to

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      In a simple rhyme

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      wildman1717 

      6 years ago

      Panama!

      I've loved that song since I first heard it. It just gets my blood pumping. It's impossible to drive the speed limit when Panama is playing.

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