Song of the Day #4,947: ‘I’ll Wait’ – Van Halen

Here’s an album that would have been a better fit last week, in that I’m very familiar with the hit singles but less so with the rest of the album. I couldn’t find room for it there, but I certainly wasn’t going to exclude an album that is named after the year I’m covering.

Van Halen’s 1984 was the hard rockers’ sixth album, and remains tied with their self-titled debut as their top seller. Powered by hit singles ‘Jump,’ ‘Panama,’ and ‘Hot For Teacher,’ the record sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. and spent five weeks at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, kept from the top spot by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

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Song of the Day #3,825: ‘Panama’ – Van Halen

This week my extended family and I are embarking on a two-week cruise that will partially traverse the Panama Canal. Because I will be without internet access during that time, I will leave you with eight versions of the Van Halen classic song ‘Panama’ (plus a couple of Random Weekends and holiday offerings).

Enjoy, and see you in 2019!

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