My Sunday Song – “Everybody Wants Some” by Van Halen

For My Sunday Song #147, Van Halen’s song “Everybody Wants Some” will get the royal treatment this week.  The song is off the album “Women and Children First” and the second one I have done from that album (because it is that good).  The song was never a a single, but a B-Side to the song “And the Cradle Will Rock”.

The opening of the song is the tribal drum beat by Alex with Dave making some little noises in the background and Eddie comes in with that sinister riff.  The music sounds menacing and when they kick it in to full gear, it is a slammin’ rock song.  Eddie’s guitar playing on the solo has him two-handing the fretboard on his guitar and really breaking new ground as usual.  The driving force though is Alex with that drum beat throughout.  Really killer.

Lyrically, there isn’t much there.  It is a pure sex song and Dave’s talking vocal performance is the star here.  His vocals sound almost like he is ad-libbing the whole thing.  Just making it up as he goes along, but it works so well.  The first line on the second verse is “I Seen a Lotta People Lookin’ for a Moonbeam”, but seriously, can you understand one word of what he says…except for maybe moonbeam?  No, as I don’t think he knew what the hell he was saying.   The song ends with Dave going “Look, I’ll pay you for it, What the fuck”, but the “fuck” is not really audible with the way they phase it out the sound.

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It is songs like this that make me love the Roth era more than any other.  No one can match his charisma and attitude on vocals.  He was the quintessential frontman!

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think.  For me, this is classic Van Halen. I hope you enjoy it and have a Happy Sunday!!

“Everybody Wants Some!!”

You can’t get romantic on a subway line.
Conductor don’t like it, says you’re wastin’ your time.
But ev’rybody wants some.
I want some too.
Ev’rybody wants some.
Baby, how ’bout you?
I seen a lotta people lookin’ for a moonbeam.
Yeah, ya spent a lot. Ya got lost in the jet-stream.
But ev’rybody wants some.
I want some too.
Ev’rybody wants some.
Baby, how ’bout you?
Woo, where’d ya get that shirt, ooh yeah
I like the way the line runs up the back of the stockings.
I’ve always liked those kind of high heels too. You know, I…
No no no no, don’t take ’em off, don’t take… Leave ’em on, leave ’em on.
Yeah, that’s it, a little more to the right, a little more….
Ev’rybody wants some.
I want some too.
Ev’rybody wants some.
Baby, how ’bout you?
Ev’rybody wants some.
Ev’rybody needs some.
Ev’rybody wants some.
Ev’rybody needs some.
Written by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth
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