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.
- "Runnin' with the Devil"
- "You Really Got Me"
- "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
- "I'm The One"
- "Jamie's Cryin'"
- "Atomic Punk"
- "Feel Your Love Tonight"
- "Little Dream"
- "Ice Cream Man"
- "On Fire"
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