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Rock Heroes - Van Halen - When It's Love


Van Halen - When It's Love - About the song


"When It's Love" is a group collaboration on writing, with brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen having composed the music first and Sammy Hagar writing the lyrics afterwards. The song is Van Halen's third biggest hit, after "Jump" and "Why Can't This Be Love?". One of the more powerful of power ballads, VH1 put it at #24 on their list of the 25 Greatest Power Ballads.


Sammy Hagar was uncomfortable in front of the camera for music videos and never wanted his performances to appear phony.

"The more you saw yourself on video, the more you realized when you were faking it, it looked really stupid,"

His solution was to crank up the music and really belt out the songs instead of lip-syncing. Because of this, he blew out his voice while filming the Darek Wolski-directed performance clip for this song and couldn't perform at a concert the next day.

When it's love - Lyrics

Everybody's lookin' for somethin' Somethin' to fill in the holes We think a lot but don't talk much about it 'Til things get out of control How do I know when it's love I can't tell you but it lasts forever How does it feel when it's love It's just something you feel together When it's love You look at every face in a crowd Some shine and some keep you guessin' Waiting for someone to come into focus Teach you your final love lesson How do I know when it's love I can't tell you but it lasts forever How does it feel when it's love It's just something you feel together Oh oh oh oh Oh when it's love Oh oh oh oh You can feel it yeah Oh oh oh oh Nothing's missing Yeah Oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh Nothing's missing How do I know when it's love, I can't tell you but it lasts forever How does it feel when it's love I can't tell you but it lasts forever When it's love When it's love It'll last forever When it's love You and I We're gonna feel this thing together When it's love When it's love You can feel it We'll make it last forever When it's love


Van Halen - When It's Love - Live

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