Rolling Stone Readers Select Ten Favorite Van Halen SongsPicks include 'Right Now,' 'Panama,' 'Hot for Teacher,' 'Eruption'
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3. 'Hot for Teacher' (1984)
"Jump" may have been a bigger hit from 1984, but "Hot for Teacher" was clearly the better video. The group had four young actors play miniature versions of themselves, and they turned a classroom into a strip club. MTV played it about five billion times that year. Just last week, Glee covered it. David Lee Roth was made for MTV, and in his solo career he built on the wacky persona from this video. The best thing about the video, however, may be watching Alex Van Halen attempt to dance. They supposedly filmed countless takes and were eventually forced to use what they had. The man's a drummer, not a dancer. But it was 1984, and dancing was practically required in videos. Even Bruce Springsteen submitted.