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Did You Spot the Van Halen Songs in These Movies?

By: Maura O'Malley

March 16, 2017

Whether you’re a movie buff or not, we’re guessing you’ve seen at least one movie with Van Halen on its soundtrack. Seriously. You’d be surprised to find out just how many movies included clips of the band’s songs.

While some of the scenes including Van Halen’s music are glaringly obvious, others are more subtle. So we want to know—did you spot these Van Halen songs while watching the below movies? (Be warned, some of these clips come from R-rated movies and lean slightly NSFW.)

Untitled Song Back to the Future

Over the years, there was a lot of speculation surrounding the Walkman-wake-up scene. Was it really Eddie Van Halen whose music woke up Marty McFly’s dad, as per the cassette tape? A few years back, Van Halen confirmed that yes, it was him. While it’s not technically a song, it is a clip of him shredding, so that’s gotta count for something, right?

“Jump” Big Daddy

Just … that voicemail. 10 points for creativity.

“Panama” Superbad

McLovin, cops, and Van Halen. Dream team.

“Everybody Wants Some!!” Zombieland

Because is there a more appropriate band to soundtrack a zombie apocalypse?

“Dance The Night Away” Anchorman 2

Technically this is just the trailer, but they could’ve picked any song. And they picked Van Halen.

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