Van Halen .:. Love Walks In

Love Walks In” is a rock song written by the group Van Halen for their 1986 album 5150. This was the first album recorded with new lead singer Sammy Hagar, who replaced David Lee Roth.  It is one of the five singles issued for the album. The song starts with Eddie Van Halen (lead guitar, keyboards) playing a slow synth and kicks into the song. The song starts in the key of C and for the verse moves into what sounds like Dm. The bridge then jumps to another key, then in the chorus it goes back to C, keeping a cyclic structure.
It was named after Eddie Van Halen‘s home studio, 5150, which is a California police term for a mentally disturbed person (a reference to Section 5150 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code). The 5150 name has been used several times by Van Halen. It is the name of Eddie Van Halen’s private studio, the name of a custom Frankenstein-striped Kramer Pacer Special electric guitar used by Eddie Van Halen throughout the 80s, and the model name of a signature guitar amplifier endorsed by Eddie for his own EVH brand. The album hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, surpassing the band’s previous album, 1984, which had peaked at number 2 as Michael Jackson‘s Thriller album, on which Eddie made a guest appearance, dominated the charts.

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