Finish What Ya Started

"Finish What Ya Started" is a song by Van Halen taken from their 1988 album OU812. The song is different from the band's usual style, with influences from American blues and country music. Eddie Van Halen recorded his guitar part on a Fender Stratocaster plugged direct into the studio mixing console. The song is one of only two Van Halen tracks featuring Sammy Hagar playing a rhythm guitar part, which he played on a Gibson acoustic. The music video for the song features the band playing against a plain white background with quick cuts to women dancing. The version of the song on their 2004 compilation The Best of Both Worlds stops mid-way through the outro, unlike the fade out on the OU812 version. On the Live: Right Here, Right Now concert footage Hagar introduces the song as being about sex, about being about females who don't carry on intercourse until their male partner's climax.

Van Halen singles discography
Van Halen
  • "You Really Got Me"
  • "Runnin' with the Devil"
  • "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"
Van Halen II
  • "Dance the Night Away"
  • "Beautiful Girls"
Women and Children First
  • "And the Cradle Will Rock..."
Fair Warning
  • "So This Is Love?"
  • "Unchained"
Diver Down
  • "(Oh) Pretty Woman"
  • "Dancing in the Street"
  • "Where Have All the Good Times Gone!"
  • "Jump"
  • "I'll Wait"
  • "Panama"
  • "Hot for Teacher"
  • "Why Can't This Be Love"
  • "Dreams"
  • "Love Walks In"
  • "When It's Love"
  • "Black and Blue"
  • "Finish What Ya Started"
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
  • "Poundcake"
  • "Runaround"
  • "Top of the World"
  • "Right Now"
Live: Right Here, Right Now
  • "Jump" (live)
  • "Won't Get Fooled Again" (live)
  • "The Seventh Seal"
  • "Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)"
  • "Can't Stop Lovin' You"
  • "Not Enough"
  • "Amsterdam"
Twister soundtrack
  • "Humans Being"
Best of Volume I
  • "Me Wise Magic"
  • "Can't Get This Stuff No More"
Van Halen III
  • "Without You"
  • "Fire in the Hole
The Best of Both Worlds
  • "It's About Time"
  • "Up for Breakfast"
A Different Kind of Truth
  • "Tattoo"
  • "She's the Woman"
  • "Stay Frosty"

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