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Beautiful Girls by Van Halen

Album: Van Halen IIReleased: 1979Charted:
  • This was the second single from the album, after "Dance The Night Away." Their singles did not sell well, but their albums did. Many people bought the first Van Halen album after hearing this one.
  • The group wrote this in David Lee Roth's basement. They had just finished a tour and were under tight deadline pressure to record their second album. They released an album every year until 1984.
  • Roth fractured his foot doing a jump for the album's photo shoot. Since there was no way Roth could stay still on stage, they postponed their tour so he could heal.
  • The album took 6 days to record. Van Halen was quick in the studio because they laid down most of the tracks live, with very little overdubbing.
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Comments: 9

Shmitts Gay....what a memory you guys have. Lmao!John - Wyandotte, Mi
"a snappy little mammy, gonna keep her pappy happy" BEST. LYRIC. EVER!Jim - Indio, Ca
This is my favorite Van Halen song. Any hard rock band that can play a triplet-feel guitar riff, piccolo bass fills, and absolutely flawless 3-part vocal harmonies is perfect for me. Van Halen is Gawd.Chris Labenne - Niles, Oh
shmitts gay rulesJeff - Austin, Tx
One of their most Vocally Harmonic songs.Jim - Anycity, Fl
Yeah, except for he (Anthony) sings the backing vocals in all the songs, which in my opinion are the key ingredient to Van HalenRobb - Hamburg, Ny
Michael Anthony's bass fills before each verse probably served as his most direct contribution to a Van Halen song, unless I am missing something.Kent Lyle - Palo Alto, Ca
Used in a Saturday Night Live skit as the music for a parody ad for "Schmidt's Gay Beer".Rob - Santa Monica, Ca
Originally "Bring on the Girls" in early demos.Greg - Manchester, Tn
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