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Van Halen (album)

Van Halen is heavy metal band Van Halen's first album. It was recorded in 1977 and released in February of 1978. Though it presages the actual rise of hair metal, Van Halen was one of the major influences of the emerging genre and this album, a blockbuster, particularly by late 1970s heavy metal standards, was one of the most important recordings in the development of American metal.

Eddie van Halen's guitar solo, "Eruption", was hugely influential on many guitarists, and is particularly responsible for the popularity of tapping.


  1. "Runnin' with the Devil"
  2. "Eruption"
  3. "You Really Got Me"
  4. "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
  5. "I'm The One"
  6. "Jamie's Cryin'"
  7. "Atomic Punk"
  8. "Feel Your Love Tonight"
  9. "Little Dream"
  10. "Ice Cream Man"
  11. "On Fire"

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album
1978	Pop Albums	                No. 19
1984	The Billboard 200	        No. 117
Billboard (North America) - singles
1978	Runnin' with the Devil	Pop Singles	                No. 84
1978	You Really Got Me	Pop Singles	                No. 36