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I'm The One by Van Halen

Album: Van HalenReleased: 1978
  • A track from Van Halen's first album, a version by 4 Non Blondes appeared in the 1994 movie Airheads in a scene where they take over a radio station.
  • Alex Van Halen used a double-kick drum on this - something he also did on "Hot For Teacher." When 4 Non Blondes recorded it, their drummer, Dawn Richardson, learned how to use a double-kick 3 days before they recorded it.
  • Linda Perry, who has gone on to write songs for Pink and Christina Aguilera, was lead singer of 4 Non Blondes. She is very good at singing like male rock singers, and a lot of people had no idea the version in Airheads wasn't Van Halen. Perry did a convincing Robert Plant when 4 Non Blondes recorded "Misty Mountain Hop" for the Led Zeppelin tribute album Encomium. (Thanks to Christa Hillhouse, who was the bass player for 4 Non Blondes, for speaking with us about this song)
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Comments: 3

This song makes me feel like i'm on train careening down the tracks barely hanging on.. so much energy and seems like it was locked up and finally released. The guitar leads on this are phenomenal, very well composed. Eddie used a mxr phase shifter on this song and you can hear it in the leads.Smoothie - Chicago, Il
My favorite Van Halen song, this and girl gone bad from 1984Mark - Londonderry, Nh
If you're a guitarst, this song is AWESOMELY fun to play. Learn to play it well, and you'll amaze your friends. The tempo is freaking fast, and is deceptively hard to get right. I've always wondered what the phrase "I see a glow that fills this room I see it rolling off of you." refers to? Eddie's the best!Mike - Denver, Co
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