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 Posted: Thu Oct 8th, 2020 03:25 am
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silentkiller wrote: Married Jo wrote: srossi wrote: I think the craziest thing about Eddie’s career is that his biggest song and most high profile hit isn’t even a Van Halen song. It’s easily his guitar solo in “Beat It”.
No way...Jump is bigger..."Beat It" was huge at the time and Thriller was a bigger album but Jump is played EVERYWHERE still to this day, Beat it isn't..my 16 year old nephew knows Jump but he's prob never even heard Beat it

I still hear Beat It everywhere to this day and my young cousins know Beat It and never heard of Van Halen or almost any old rock groups.

I’m struggling to think of one rock song that possibly reached the same stratosphere as the top 5 Michael Jackson songs, post 1982 (when “Thriller” was released). Maybe “Enter Sandman”?  Probably not even that. But I’m pretty confident that “Jump” isn’t in the discussion.  I really don’t think this debate is even close. Even in this Cancel Culture world we live in with all the pedo shit, MJ is the closest thing to a music God known to literally all that the past 3-4 generations will ever see, and I doubt we’ll ever see anything like it again considering how niche everything is now. 

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srossi wrote: silentkiller wrote: Married Jo wrote: srossi wrote: I think the craziest thing about Eddie’s career is that his biggest song and most high profile hit isn’t even a Van Halen song. It’s easily his guitar solo in “Beat It”.
No way...Jump is bigger..."Beat It" was huge at the time and Thriller was a bigger album but Jump is played EVERYWHERE still to this day, Beat it isn't..my 16 year old nephew knows Jump but he's prob never even heard Beat it

I still hear Beat It everywhere to this day and my young cousins know Beat It and never heard of Van Halen or almost any old rock groups.

I’m struggling to think of one rock song that possibly reached the same stratosphere as the top 5 Michael Jackson songs, post 1982 (when “Thriller” was released). Maybe “Enter Sandman”?  Probably not even that. But I’m pretty confident that “Jump” isn’t in the discussion.  I really don’t think this debate is even close. Even in this Cancel Culture world we live in with all the pedo shit, MJ is the closest thing to a music God known to literally all that the past 3-4 generations will ever see, and I doubt we’ll ever see anything like it again considering how niche everything is now. 
The closest thing to a music god for the last 3 or 4 generations?
Elvis says Hi. So does Chuck Berry
Paul Mc Cartney also. And John Lennon



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I'm going to say "Jump" had a wider audience than any other Van Halen song, simply because it was the opening theme for the 1984 Cubs broadcasts. Millions in middle America who would never have heard any Van Halen were exposed to it on an almost daily basis.



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BitterOldMan wrote: srossi wrote: silentkiller wrote: Married Jo wrote: srossi wrote: I think the craziest thing about Eddie’s career is that his biggest song and most high profile hit isn’t even a Van Halen song. It’s easily his guitar solo in “Beat It”.
No way...Jump is bigger..."Beat It" was huge at the time and Thriller was a bigger album but Jump is played EVERYWHERE still to this day, Beat it isn't..my 16 year old nephew knows Jump but he's prob never even heard Beat it

I still hear Beat It everywhere to this day and my young cousins know Beat It and never heard of Van Halen or almost any old rock groups.

I’m struggling to think of one rock song that possibly reached the same stratosphere as the top 5 Michael Jackson songs, post 1982 (when “Thriller” was released). Maybe “Enter Sandman”?  Probably not even that. But I’m pretty confident that “Jump” isn’t in the discussion.  I really don’t think this debate is even close. Even in this Cancel Culture world we live in with all the pedo shit, MJ is the closest thing to a music God known to literally all that the past 3-4 generations will ever see, and I doubt we’ll ever see anything like it again considering how niche everything is now. 
The closest thing to a music god for the last 3 or 4 generations?
Elvis says Hi. So does Chuck Berry
Paul Mc Cartney also. And John Lennon

Elvis is the last one who’s about 3 generations ago. Sorry, Chuck Berry just isn’t close and 2 members of The Beatles kinda splits that vote. They were a band, not a solo act. Individually, neither were MJ. 

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Married Jo wrote: Jump is played on at least 4 different stations on Sirius daily..I know I've heard it on Hair Nation, Boneyard, Classic Rewind and 80's on 8....Beat it is played on 80's on 8. It's also played at almost all professional sporting events...don't think I've ever heard Beat it at an NFL game..
SiriusXM also plays "Jump" on RockBar, Road Trip Radio, and its Rock & Roll Hall of Fame channels in addition to some online only stations.

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According to Quincy via his book, Eddie did 'Beat It' for a case of beer. Eddie thought 'Beat It' would reach an audience that's not his & so did MJ. Both were correct as 'Beat It' is 1 of the best, most effective & successful collaborations around. People that didn't generally listen to MJ or Van Halen now did. Good piece if immortality to be a part of

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Even today it’s a running joke on Guitar Player magazine’s excellent “No Guitar Is Safe” podcast that it’s impossible to interview any notable guitar player who works in any genre, be it jazz fusion or neo-soul, for more than an hour without Eddie Van Halen’s name coming up. Of course, even those who have zero interest in the technical aspects of guitar playing are aware of EVH’s cross-cultural influence in one significant way — the unmistakably EVH solo on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”

The story goes that Eddie Van Halen, who was never really a session player, didn’t want to solo against the section of the song that had been cued up for him. He wanted to solo against the chord changes in the verse, so he ended up rearranging the song in the studio without Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson knowing he was messing with the track. After he was done, the song had to be stitched back together with quite a bit of clever engineering, which was not easy in the days everything was recorded to magnetic tape. But the solo EVH came up with was so memorable and well-phrased, no one disputes it’s a highlight of Thriller, the second-bestselling record of all time.




How Eddie Van Halen Changed The World Of Music Forever



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WongLee wrote: srossi wrote: I think the craziest thing about Eddie’s career is that his biggest song and most high profile hit isn’t even a Van Halen song. It’s easily his guitar solo in “Beat It”.Yeah have you been sniffing glue again? Beat It was a big deal but Jump was huge. Plus AOR stations played the shit out of Dance the Night Away, You Really Got Me, I'll Wait, and tons of other VH stuff. Why don't you go back inside and put on your Snoopy & the Red Baron album numbnuts.
See to me Jump is an "Eddie plays the synthesizer song."  I think the keyboard stands out way more than the guitar.



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I went back to look through some old newspapers to look at the reviews of and reactions to Van Halen when they first broke out in 1978. A very interesting quote turned up.

This is from the The Utah Daily Chronicle, the student newspaper at the University of Utah, in its May 3, 1978 edition. It's their review of Van Halen's debut album.

"...while microphone extension David Roth redefines Jim Dandy and grafts Sammy Hagar onto his own distinctive vocal hijinks."

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