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Panamark
04-07-2005, 09:33 AM
What do you all reckon the heaviest Van Halen song is ??
And to complement the choice, the softest ??

(If there is such a thing !)

Ive got some ideas but dont want to kill the thread before
it even starts....

Figs
04-07-2005, 10:21 AM
Heaviest - On Fire
Softest - Jump

hard rock
04-07-2005, 10:40 AM
Wow tough one indeed.

Heaviest will be tough- theres a few options

On Fire, Light up the Sky, One foot out the door,

Softest, again tough- Little dreamer,woman in love,secrets.

man that is tough to narrow down to just one each.

nosuchluck
04-07-2005, 10:48 AM
heaviest - On Fire, One foot out the door, Tora Tora, Atomic Punk, House of Pain.

softest - Secrets, I'll wait, Could this be magic, big bad bill, push comes to shove...

DaveTheSoulOfVH
04-07-2005, 10:48 AM
Heaviest - Atomic Punk
Softest - I'll Wait

hard rock
04-07-2005, 11:03 AM
i forgot about Atomic punk as a heavy one.

How about Happy trails as a soft one. cant get any softer than that one.

FORD
04-07-2005, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by DaveTheSoulOfVH
Heaviest - Atomic Punk
Softest - I'll Wait

Yeah, those two get my vote.

academic punk
04-07-2005, 11:48 AM
Heaviest: I'm the One, Romeo Delight, Hang 'Em High

Softest: Secrets, Romeo Delight (the bridge), Dance the Night Away

fe_lung
04-07-2005, 12:08 PM
I'm going to agree with House of Pain as probably the heaviest, at least as far as tonal quality goes. Followed by Sunday Afternoon In The Park. Lyrically, I'd say Mean Streats followed by Jump (any song that uses suicide as a main thematic element is pretty heavy in my book)

Lightest would be Secrets (very lite-fm sound), Big Bad Bill (bop jazz) or Could This Be Magic (frothy CCR swamp blues).

Roguesgirl
04-07-2005, 12:47 PM
HEAVIEST - HOUSE OF PAIN

softest - secrets

Matt White
04-07-2005, 01:04 PM
Heaviest: AND THE CRADLE WILL ROCK...

Softest: IN A SIMPLE RHYME

secrets
04-07-2005, 02:06 PM
I am not soft how dare you.

DaveTheSoulOfVH
04-07-2005, 03:28 PM
"...Jump (any song that uses suicide as a main thematic element is pretty heavy in my book)" (fe_lung)

...ugh...what ?

VHdamaco
04-07-2005, 04:00 PM
heaviest= sinner's swing

softest= push comes to shove

julia
04-07-2005, 04:03 PM
heaviest-house of pain
softest-angel eyes

Dan
04-07-2005, 07:01 PM
Heaviest - Jump

Softest - Dance The Night Away

UGS
04-07-2005, 07:48 PM
Heaviest. . .Loss of Control
Softest. . .Secrets

TwoFoolsAMinute
04-07-2005, 11:07 PM
Heavy = Drop Dead Legs

Lite = Secrets

academic punk
04-07-2005, 11:13 PM
we seems to haves a consensus on Secrets...

ASDF125250
04-08-2005, 01:14 AM
Heaviest: Atomic Punk, ATBL, On Fire, House of pain, one foot out the door

Softest: Secrets, dancing in the streets, I'll wait, big bad bill.

Some parts of "So this is love" are pretty mellow, but then, once you settle into that E.Z. chair, that solo punches you in the face, kicks you out of the chair, and then rapes you. After the solo, you can get up, grab a cold one, sit back down and enjoy the rest of the song.

Jano
04-08-2005, 02:08 AM
Heavy: fools
Soft: secrets(sorry secrets nothing again you,it's just about the song...soft but good!!!!!)

superdave
04-08-2005, 10:23 PM
Heavy-- Panama

'softest'-- I'll Wait

rustoffa
04-08-2005, 11:07 PM
Heaviest- Atomic Punk

Softest- Big Bad Bill or Secrets

academic punk
04-08-2005, 11:21 PM
Big Bad Bill ain't so soft...if it were played on electric guitar with the volume on stun, it would be apparent that the chords move fairly quick and it's up-tempo (taher than Secrets mid-tempo pace).

Same goes for "Could This Be Magic?"

rustoffa
04-08-2005, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by academic punk
Big Bad Bill ain't so soft...if it were played on electric guitar with the volume on stun, it would be apparent that the chords move fairly quick and it's up-tempo (taher than Secrets mid-tempo pace).

Same goes for "Could This Be Magic?"

Yeah, the clarinet thing got it lumped in there.

I got nothin' but love for vaudevillian remasters, but that clarinet sound ruins it.

It's like some redneck blowin' in an empty moonshine jug.

Now, "CTBM"....that has the whole damn the torpedos vibe that moppin' up that floor cunt fuck with.

Last_Child
04-09-2005, 01:53 PM
Heavy - Romeo Delight/Unchained/Sinner's Swing


Soft = Angel Eyes

DlocRoth
04-09-2005, 02:35 PM
Atomic Punk

Could this be magic?

Big Troubles
04-09-2005, 03:03 PM
Outta Love Again or On Fire. Both killer.

softer side of things... hmm... Big Bad Bill..?

Anonymous
04-09-2005, 06:44 PM
Heavy - On Fire. Love Dave's falsetto on that one... kinda like Manowar. Alright, maybe I'm exageratting, but it fuckin' rules.
Soft - I'll Wait. Very poppy. One of me favorites, though.

Cheers! :bottle:

Big Troubles
04-09-2005, 09:53 PM
Dave sounds kinda forced in I'll Wait. I hate the synths too. One of Bill's fav's though! Manowar! Killer... :D

Bill Lumbergh
04-09-2005, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Big Troubles
Dave sounds kinda forced in I'll Wait. I hate the synths too. One of Bill's fav's though! Manowar! Killer... :D

Oh yeah, and I love mullets too. Really. :D

Big Troubles
04-09-2005, 10:44 PM
LOL

Panamark
04-10-2005, 05:27 AM
Lots of cool responses :D

I was going to say

Heaviest: Light up the Sky
Softest: Secrets..

DlocRoth
04-10-2005, 12:03 PM
I'll wait is the beginning of the end musically for VH, but I really dig Dave's vocal on that.

Big Troubles
04-10-2005, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by Panamark
Lots of cool responses :D

I was going to say

Heaviest: Light up the Sky
Softest: Secrets..

Light up the Sky is one crazy mixed song. I mean that in the BEST way. Fast...Slow...great chorus awesome solo. I put it up there with Outta Love Again. and both are on my fav. album. II. I find VH2 to be one of the most underrated cvh albums ever. creative as a mo-fo. ;)

vanzilla
04-11-2005, 04:54 AM
Heaviest: Panama, Sinners Swing, I'm the One

Softest: You're No Good, Women In Love, and of course Secrets

DavidLeeNatra
04-11-2005, 07:08 AM
Originally posted by DlocRoth
I'll wait is the beginning of the end musically for VH, but I really dig Dave's vocal on that.

amen...dave tried to save it but it was cheesy anyway...and it was getting worse...

atomic punk for me is the hardest song because it sounds very raw and "unpolished"...good to hear that dave has chosen that song for the last playlists!

jojo2371
04-11-2005, 03:02 PM
heavy -light up the sky
light-secrets

Jano
04-11-2005, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Big Troubles
Light up the Sky is one crazy mixed song. I mean that in the BEST way. Fast...Slow...great chorus awesome solo. I put it up there with Outta Love Again. and both are on my fav. album. II. I find VH2 to be one of the most underrated cvh albums ever. creative as a mo-fo. ;)

Yeah ,you're right .I listened VH 2 this past few days and it's a kick ass album;Bottom up is a good song also.I think that 's one of the best Vh's album for a drummer!

RuzDNailz
04-11-2005, 09:23 PM
Hmmmm, my opinion would be as follows;

Heavy; DOA, Unchained, Me Wise Magic because listen to how aggressive dave's vocals are. These are what I crank up with the windows down and speed above posted! *LOL*

Soft; Women In Love, Dance The Night Away, I'll Wait (but it seems too popish and that was a foreshadow of what we were about to be subjected to via Spammy McGee)

:gulp: Water down the hatch!

buckshotjenkins
04-13-2005, 09:41 PM
soft don't mean bad so...

HEAVY: dirty movies, romeo delight, house of pain, on fire...MANY cvh songs have moments of heaviness and sinister riffs...girl gone bad, mean street...

SOFT: big bad bill (no distortion whatsoever and a clarinet!), dance the night away, could this be magic (the bomb)...


...and the heaviest of the spammy shit ranks WAY DOWN below ALL CVH!!! as for the softest of it, john tesh or michael bolton wouldn't play it!

Grant
04-13-2005, 10:20 PM
Heaviest - Mean Street

Softest - Secrets

Big Troubles
04-13-2005, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Jano
Yeah ,you're right .I listened VH 2 this past few days and it's a kick ass album;Bottom up is a good song also.I think that 's one of the best Vh's album for a drummer!

crazy drum work on this album. In fact Id say that this album has the best Alex drum work on all the VH albums. IMO.

POJO_Risin
04-13-2005, 10:35 PM
Nothing New Here...

Heaviest...Until just now...I was going to say I'm the One...but am switching over to On Fire...

Softest...Secrets...

Casemeister
04-14-2005, 01:11 PM
I can't believe more people haven't said DOA for heaviest. That song positively RAWKS! Pure headbanging, kick ass Van freakin' Halen!

Big Troubles
04-14-2005, 09:14 PM
DOA, Beautiful Girls & YRGM are too similar for me. Guitar wise that is. Not knocking any of them. I find DOA to be the weakest effort on VH2. But on a scale of 1 to 10. (10 being best) This just means DOA ranks 9 instead :D

SweetSecrets
04-14-2005, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Grant
Heaviest - Mean Street

Softest - Secrets

Yea, but Secrets rocks!

That is MY song.

(BTW, welcome Grant Aussie...talk to my fiance, Panamark. He lives in Sydney..and I'm immigrating in August!)

rucalobe
04-15-2005, 12:13 AM
Heaviest - Unchained

Softest - Dance the Night Away

Thorman
04-15-2005, 12:57 AM
Don't Tell Me kicks ass...good tune..heavy....that and The Seventh Seal ....

bueno bob
04-15-2005, 02:42 AM
Originally posted by Thorman
Don't Tell Me kicks ass...good tune..heavy....that and The Seventh Seal ....

CLASSIC Van Halen, shithead.

Go spread the disease over at the Red Rocker boards.

bueno bob
04-15-2005, 02:43 AM
Heaviest - Romeo Delight.

Softest - Secrets (or perhaps Angel Eyes, if the boots count).

Thorman
04-18-2005, 03:26 AM
Originally posted by bueno bob
CLASSIC Van Halen, shithead.

Go spread the disease over at the Red Rocker boards.


Originally posted by bueno bob
CLASSIC Van Halen, shithead.

Go spread the disease over at the Red Rocker boards.

Dude..that is classic....Hey hey hey....uggh

hard rock
04-18-2005, 09:04 AM
Heaviest Atomic Punk

Softest-- Happy Trails-- Bumba a dee da Bumba a dee da

Grant
04-18-2005, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by SweetSecrets
Yea, but Secrets rocks!

That is MY song.

(BTW, welcome Grant Aussie...talk to my fiance, Panamark. He lives in Sydney..and I'm immigrating in August!)

Thanks SS! I love "Secrets" too. :)

Serious? Congratulations then! Yeah I'll drop in more often in Aussie Football thread and chat with him. He seems like pretty decent bloke. BOMBER is a good mate of mine.

The question is not, "Does love exist?"
But when she leaves, where she goes?
I got the feelin' she don't know either
Wait like the wind, watch where she blows

Thorman
04-19-2005, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by Grant
Thanks SS! I love "Secrets" too. :)

Serious? Congratulations then! Yeah I'll drop in more often in Aussie Football thread and chat with him. He seems like pretty decent bloke. BOMBER is a good mate of mine.

The question is not, "Does love exist?"
But when she leaves, where she goes?
I got the feelin' she don't know either
Wait like the wind, watch where she blows

Wow..those lyrics blew me away


Originally posted by Grant
Thanks SS! I love "Secrets" too. :)

Serious? Congratulations then! Yeah I'll drop in more often in Aussie Football thread and chat with him. He seems like pretty decent bloke. BOMBER is a good mate of mine.

The question is not, "Does love exist?"
But when she leaves, where she goes?
I got the feelin' she don't know either
Wait like the wind, watch where she blows

Matt White
04-19-2005, 02:00 AM
I'm sure Spam blows ya every time.

Soul Reaper
04-19-2005, 05:04 PM
Heaviest - Mean Streets

Softest - Dance The Night Away

cwsmith17
04-19-2005, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by Panamark
What do you all reckon the heaviest Van Halen song is ??
And to complement the choice, the softest ??

(If there is such a thing !)

Ive got some ideas but dont want to kill the thread before
it even starts....

House Of Pain
Push Comes To Shove

MG1984
04-27-2005, 09:50 AM
heaviest house of pain or beer drinkers & hell raisers( not a true VH tune but played enough live to get mentioned).

softest Big bad bill

buckshotjenkins
04-27-2005, 09:11 PM
heaviest - house of pain, dirty movies

softest - in a simple rhyme, jump

Mr. Vengeance
05-18-2005, 03:58 PM
Again, I'll cast a vote for The Full Bug in the heaviest category.

Secrets, hands down in soft.

Dave's Bitch
05-23-2005, 12:40 PM
hmmmm right now id say
heavyest-panama

softest-secrets

Thorman
05-23-2005, 02:48 PM
The Seventh Seal

Thorman
05-23-2005, 02:49 PM
Bam

canadiandlrgirl
05-25-2005, 05:27 PM
quit fuckin'ruining good threads thorman!!!!!!!!!:mad:

eddy van halen
05-25-2005, 05:42 PM
loss of control heavy

could this be magic------soft

mentalpancake
05-30-2005, 01:19 PM
Heaviest - Unchained
Softest - I'll Wait

Thorman
05-30-2005, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by canadiandlrgirl
quit fuckin'ruining good threads thorman!!!!!!!!!:mad:

Ruining it?? What are you talking about glue sniffer?


Feels So Good....so good

BAM

DaLeeRo
05-30-2005, 01:54 PM
Heaviest - On Fire
Softest - I'll Wait

DLRisGOD
05-30-2005, 03:26 PM
HEAVIEST- AND THE CRADLE WILL ROCK

softest- Women In Love (especially the backup vocals)

Alter Bridge
05-31-2005, 07:52 PM
Humans Being

Finish What Ya Started

Seshmeister
05-31-2005, 10:31 PM
Hey Panamark what's with the mixed metaphors here?

You can lead a horse to water but a rolling stone gathers no moss?:)

It should be Heaviest-Lightest or Hardest-Softest.



This post was brought to you by the DLR Pedants Society

DavidLeeNatra
06-01-2005, 06:03 AM
Originally posted by Alter Bridge
Humans Being

Finish What Ya Started

you should try

"wake me up before you go go"

and

"last christmas"...they rock ...woooo....

Alter Bridge
06-01-2005, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by DavidLeeNatra
you should try


Softest - I'll Wait
Hardest - Romeo delight or Unchained

bigc
06-01-2005, 08:32 PM
thats more like it:)

Panamark
06-02-2005, 05:10 AM
Originally posted by Seshmeister
Hey Panamark what's with the mixed metaphors here?

You can lead a horse to water but a rolling stone gathers no moss?:)

It should be Heaviest-Lightest or Hardest-Softest.



This post was brought to you by the DLR Pedants Society

You can lead a guitar to water, but you cant tuna fish ?

Its a subliminal ploy, but you exposed my evil plan !!! :(

dysfunction
06-05-2005, 12:37 AM
Heaviest - Don't Tell Me, Humans Being
Softest - Feels So Good, Love Walks In

Redballjets88
06-05-2005, 12:44 AM
heaviest- atomic punk on fire hang 'em high loss of control
spftest- could this be magic big bad bill secrets

canadiandlrgirl
06-05-2005, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by Redballjets88
heaviest- atomic punk on fire hang 'em high loss of control
spftest- could this be magic big bad bill secrets
those were my pics too:)

4moreyears
06-07-2005, 10:54 AM
Heavy Sinners Swing or Light Up the Sky
Soft Could this be Magic

Thorman
06-07-2005, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by dysfunction
Heaviest - Don't Tell Me, Humans Being
Softest - Feels So Good, Love Walks In

I can laugh cause I was saying the same shit...what makes it more hilarious is that I knew I was kidding and looking to stir it up...you, if you are serious, are mental...Love Walks In is a joke and so are you

canadiandlrgirl
06-07-2005, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Thorman
I can laugh cause I was saying the same shit...what makes it more hilarious is that I knew I was kidding and looking to stir it up...you, if you are serious, are mental...Love Walks In is a joke and so are you
why thorman!!! i'm inpressed.....you are finally starting to see things my way!!;)

DavidLeeNatra
06-09-2005, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by canadiandlrgirl
why thorman!!! i'm inpressed.....you are finally starting to see things my way!!;)

yeah, CG, he is "learning to see"...

ace diamond
06-20-2005, 04:59 PM
heaviest:unchained

softest:big bad bill(is sweet william now)

Panamark
06-29-2005, 04:31 AM
How the hell can "Humans Being" even be considered ??
Thats got the cheeziest gay chorus Ive ever heard.

Shine on Shine on !!

Fucking Gay Hagar crap..

DavidLeeNatra
06-29-2005, 08:03 AM
Originally posted by Panamark
How the hell can "Humans Being" even be considered ??
Thats got the cheeziest gay chorus Ive ever heard.

Shine on Shine on !!

Fucking Gay Hagar crap..

nothing but yes!!!

Dave's Bitch
06-29-2005, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by Sammy's Bitch
hmmmm right now id say
heavyest-panama

softest-secrets


changed my mind about the heavyest.i think the heavyest is house of pain

SloBurn
06-29-2005, 08:06 PM
Heaviest - could be Girl Gone Bad? Maybe Unchained?

Softest - I'll Wait or something shit from Diver Down - but i wouldn't know, I can't listen to that album

SaxenaS
07-09-2005, 01:17 AM
heaviest: I'm the One


softest: Dance the Night Away

Loons The Great
05-03-2007, 01:25 PM
Heaviest: Growth

Softest: I'll Wait

chi-town324
05-03-2007, 08:58 PM
HEAVIEST: Sinners swing, On Fire,Light up the Sky SOFTEST: Secrets, Jump

tjvhou812
05-05-2007, 01:01 AM
the heaviest is tora tora/loss control

softest...could this be magic