Van Halen 1984

On January 9, 1984, 1984 or MCMLXXXIV from Van Halen was the final album released by the band with the original lineup.

Arguably one of their best albums overall, 1984 showcases Van Halen’s instrumental prowess, great riffs & hooks, full-fledged songwriting and so much more.

Fun fact: the track Panama features Eddie Van Halen revving his Lamborghini in the background, as the car was backed up to the studio and microphones were attached to the exhaust pipe. Because you know, if you’re Van Halen… why not do that!

Join Robin LaRose on Sunday January 9 @ 6 p.m. as he takes you back to 1984 with Van Halen and 1984! Only on Q107 – Calgary’s Classic Rock!

Van Halen 1984 Track Listing

Side one

  1. “1984” (instrumental)    1:07
  2. “Jump”                                 4:01
  3. “Panama”                            3:31
  4. “Top Jimmy”                      2:59
  5. “Drop Dead Legs”             4:14

Side two

  1. “Hot for Teacher”            4:42
  2. “I’ll Wait”                             4:40
  3. “Girl Gone Bad”                4:35
  4. “House of Pain”                3:19