Tag: Van Halen

Thursday 12/9/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Van Halen – Best of Both Worlds (2004)

The Best of Both Worlds is the second greatest hits album by American rock band Van Halen, released on July 20, 2004 on Warner Bros. The compilation features material recorded with lead vocalists David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, but omitting Gary Cherone’s three-year tenure with the band. Prior to The Best of Both Worlds’ release, Hagar reunited with Van Halen, and the band subsequently recorded three new tracks to include on the release. All three new songs were released as singles.

Debuting at #3 in the US, the album coincided with a reunion tour, and certified Platinum. It is the last Van Halen album to feature contributions from Michael Anthony and Hagar.

  1. “Eruption” 1:43
  2. “It’s About Time” 4:15
  3. “Up for Breakfast” 4:57
  4. “Learning to See” 5:15
  5. “Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love” 3:48
  6. “Finish What Ya Started” 4:24
  7. “You Really Got Me” 2:38
  8. “Dreams” 4:53
  9. “Hot for Teacher” 4:43
  10. “Poundcake” 5:20
  11. “And the Cradle Will Rock” 3:34
  12. “Black and Blue” 5:27
  13. “Jump” 4:04
  14. “Top of the World” 3:54
  15. “(Oh) Pretty Woman” 2:53
  16. “Love Walks In” 5:11
  17. “Beautiful Girls” 3:57
  18. “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” 4:08
  19. “Unchained” 3:29
  20. “Panama” 3:32
  21. “Best of Both Worlds” 4:49
  22. “Jamie’s Cryin'” 3:30
  23. “Runaround” 4:20
  24. “I’ll Wait” 4:42
  25. “Why Can’t This Be Love” 3:48
  26. “Runnin’ with the Devil” 3:36
  27. “When It’s Love” 5:38
  28. “Dancing in the Street” 3:45
  29. “Strung Out”/”Not Enough” 6:48
  30. “Feels So Good” 4:32
  31. “Right Now” 5:22
  32. “Everybody Wants Some!!” 5:10
  33. “Dance the Night Away” 3:10

Sammy Hagar – lead vocals on tracks 2–4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 on disc 1; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10–12, on disc 2, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Eddie Van Halen – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, bass on tracks 2-4 on disc 1
Michael Anthony – bass, except on tracks 2–4 on disc 1, backing vocals
Alex Van Halen – drums, percussion
David Lee Roth – lead and backing vocals on tracks 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 on disc 1; 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 14 on disc 2
Steve Lukather – backing vocals on tracks 2–4, 14 on disc 1; 10 on disc 2