Are you one of those people that only know Van Halen by their hits “Jump” and “Panama”?
Well then you’re in luck, because the MP3 album deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Van Halen album with said hits, 1984, for only $2.99.
The album, released in the year 1984, was the band’s final effort with charismatic frontman, singer David Lee Roth and also spawned the chart-topping “Hot For Teacher” and its subsequent popular music video (watch the video here below, it’s awesome).
Ok, here’s where I do the math for you: 1) You’d only be parting with $3, a steal for such a great rock record; 2) for said three bucks you get 8 songs, so it’s well below the usual 99 cents per song price; and 3) getting the three aforementioned hits together is worth the three bucks right there, so there’s really no better time than now to grab this album while it’s on sale (for a limited time only).
In my opinion, every Roth-era Van Halen album is worth owning, but admittedly not all of them are perfect total albums (meaning, no every song on every album is great). 1984 happens to be a perfect album, not one bad song on the release. As an intolerant little kid and rock music lover back in 1984, I can honestly tell you that I was quite pissed with all the keyboards on this album, but when I got older I realized that it all still rocks hard. And guitarist Eddie Van Halen — what can I say, the man’s a guitar wizard.