There's Only One Way To Rock

Album: Standing Hampton (1981)
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Songfacts®:

  • Sammy Hagar wrote this song; the original is the second track on his embarrassingly named 1981 Standing Hampton album, on which it runs to 4 minutes 15 seconds.

    "There's Only One Way To Rock" is a passable single, but it is really the sort of track to which a studio cannot do justice. Five years later, justice was served. By that time, Hagar was lead vocalist with Van Halen, and in August 1986, the band made a live recording in New Haven, Connecticut (New Halen!), Live Without A Net. The show's opening was a veritable explosion with Hagar - no mean guitarist himself - sharing the lead with Edward Van Halen. This is indeed the only way to rock, and the only way to start a Van Halen concert. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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