Sunday, 16 January 2022

Van Halen - Everybody Wants Some

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Everybody Wants Some!!" is a song by the American hard rock band VAN HALEN it is the second track off their 1980 album "Women And Children First". It is one of the band's most popular songs, starting as a concert highlight throughout the band's early career.

The song is rife with experimental features including a "jungle" drum and Tarzan-like vocal introduction and some new guitar playing techniques from guitarist Eddie Van Halen. The drum-vocal interlude or breakdown section has an improvised feel, with Roth ad-libbing conversational dialogue; for example, he begins the section by saying “I like…” before being cut off by Eddie striking a guitar chord, then finishes "I like the way the line runs up the back of the stockings". At the very end of the song, Roth quips, "Look, I'll pay you for it, what the fuck?" However, the song fades out to where the obscenity is not entirely audible.

The song was a staple on all of the tours with Roth, following its release. Often, the band would stop in the middle of the song and Roth would chat with the crowd for several minutes before finishing the song. In later years, with their later lead singers, VAN HALEN would use the opening drum beat from this song as an introduction into "Panama."

The song appeared in the 1985 comedy Better Off Dead in a humorous Claymation scene. It is also featured in the 2009 horror-comedy Zombieland. The 1999 Judd Apatow-produced comedy Freaks and Geeks featured the song in episode 9, "We've Got Spirit". It is also featured in the 2016 Richard Linklater film Everybody Wants Some!! The song appeared in the 2001 comedy film Joe Dirt.

Enjoy today's classic released May 1980.

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