by Van Halen

Original Release Date: 1984-01-09


1984 (stylized in Roman numerals as MCMLXXXIV) is the sixth studio album by American rock band Van Halen, released on January 9, 1984. It was the last Van Halen studio album until A Different Kind of Truth (2012) to feature lead singer David Lee Roth, who left the band in 1985 following creative differences. This is the final full-length album to feature all four original members (Van Halen brothers, Roth, and Michael Anthony), although they reunited briefly in 2000 to start work on what would much later become 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth. Roth returned in 2007, but Eddie’s son Wolfgang replaced Anthony in 2006. 1984 and Van Halen’s debut are Van Halen’s bestselling albums, each having sold more than 10 million copies.1984 was well received by music critics. Rolling Stone ranked the album number 81 on its list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s. It reached number two on the Billboard 200 album chart and remained there for five weeks, behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller, on which guitarist Eddie Van Halen made a guest performance. 1984 produced four singles, including “Jump”, Van Halen’s only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100; the top-20 hits “Panama” and “I’ll Wait”; and the MTV favorite “Hot for Teacher”. The album was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999, signifying ten million shipped copies.


  1. 1984 (1:07)
  2. Jump (4:04)
  3. Panama (3:31)
  4. Top Jimmy (2:59)
  5. Drop Dead Legs (4:13)
  6. Hot For Teacher (4:42)
  7. I’ll Wait (4:41)
  8. Girl Gone Bad (4:33)
  9. House Of Pain (3:18)

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Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_(Van_Halen_album)
Format Vinyl LP Album Stereo
Label Warner Bros. Records
Catalog Number 92-3985-1
Notes Comes in a Flip-Cover. Labels: Publisher credits* All titles published by Warner Bros. Music Ltd. *For U.K. only ℗ + © 1983 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. Made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH Inner sleeve: © 1983 Van Halen Productions, Inc. Cover: Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf Pressé en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf Ⓦ a Warner Communications Company Belgique/België: Distributed by WEA Records S.A./N.V. Deutschland: Vertrieb durch WEA Musik GmbH England: Distributed by WEA Records Ltd. España: Edita WEA Records S.A. France: Distribué par WEA/Filipacchi Music, Paris Ireland: Distributed by WEA Records Ltd. Italia: Distributed by WEA Italiana S.P.A. Nederland: Distributed by WEA Records B.V. Österreich: Vertrieb durch WEA Music Ges.m.b.H Sverige: Distributed by WEA Metronome Records AB Marketed in South-Africa by WEA Records (PTY) Limited © 1983 Van Halen Productions, Inc. ℗ 1983 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. _____________ First WEA Musik GmbH edition for the GEMA-territory with price codes U and WE 361. Issued with printed inner sleeve with photographs and credits. Due to the absence of a tracklist in the artwork a red removable tracklist sticker was affixed to the back of the cover. Similar WEA Musik GmbH/Alsdorf editions: [r=8208559]: STEMRA [r=4883099]: SACEM [r=522201]: n©b [r=4883092]: - (UK) [r=1813897]: GEMA / BIEM (Repress with price code WE 381 and European distribution) Some copies have the back cover printed upside down. Runouts are stamped and etched
Discogs URL Van Halen - 1984