1984 (Van Halen album)


1984 is the sixth album by American hard rock band Van Halen. 1984 is probably Van Halen's most famous album and to A Different Kind of Truth by 2012, the last album with singer David Lee Roth. This left the band the following year due to tensions with Eddie Van Halen and launched a solo career.

1984 reached position 2 on the Billboard album charts. In the first position was at that time the album Thriller, in which Eddie Van Halen had also participated in Beat It.

Although Eddie Van Halen was known only as a brilliant guitarist before, he played on the album, one the keyboard parts that characterize especially the songs I'll Wait and the intro to 1984.

1984 should be published at the express wish of the band out yet in 1983. Firstly, probably in order not to leave the series to have ever brought out an album a year for six years to demolish the other hand, to a ban on cigarettes on the album cover to forestall that should be introduced in 1984.

The album is one of the two Van Halen albums sold in the U.S. alone more than 10 million times. In 2009, it reached platinum status in Germany. It is regarded as a milestone in the history of rock. Jump The piece was one of the biggest hits of the year in 1984 and was one of the ten most played radio songs of the year. From the single more than three million copies have been sold.

The song Panama was also released as a single and reached number 13 on the charts. The song was picked up in 2005 for the video game Gran Turismo 4 again.

Title list

All songs were written by Anthony, Roth, E. and A. Van Halen Van Halen.

Chart positions


Billboard (North America)


Billboard (North America)