Sammy Hagar Picks His One Masterpiece That Surpasses All Efforts Including Van Halen
Sammy Hagar, the legendary frontman for Van Halen, recently shared which song he considered his ultimate masterpiece, surpassing even his work with the iconic rock band. In a candid video on his YouTube channel, Hagar revealed that the track ‘Father Time’ from his latest album, ‘Crazy Times,’ truly captures the essence of his artistry and songwriting prowess.
Hagar’s illustrious career spans several decades, and he has penned numerous chart-topping hits, both as a solo artist and with Van Halen. With a knack for crafting unforgettable tunes, Hagar has solidified his status as one of the greatest songwriters in the rock music scene.
In the video, Hagar talked about the difficulty in picking a favorite or identifying the best song he’s ever written. He emphasized that it’s not about commercial success, but rather the extent to which the song reflects the artist’s true vision and emotions. For Hagar, ‘Father Time‘ embodies this sentiment, as he believes it genuinely expresses what he wanted to say and how he wanted to sing it.
According to Hagar, he couldn’t have sung ‘Father Time’ any better, even if he tried a hundred times more. He believes that the song is a perfect representation of his artistry and that he ‘brought it home’ with this track. It’s not just because it’s on his latest album that he considers it his masterpiece; it’s the culmination of his creative abilities and the depth of his self-expression.
About his favorite song he’s ever written, the singer said the following:
“People always ask what is your favorite song you ever wrote, what is the greatest song you ever wrote, what you think the best song, the best performance you have ever done. That’s impossible because, to me, I know some songs are better than others. We all know that, but it isn’t the biggest hit or anything. It’s just the one that you feel like in your heart.
It really expresses yourself and what you are trying to say. That’s what art and music are all about. It is like, on that painting, did you really paint as well you are seeing it in your head? Did you really sing that song as well as you wanted to? Did you really write that song? Is that what you really wanted to say? Did you really feel like you brought it home a hundred percent?
And there are a few, but it would have to be ‘Father Time’ of my new album, ‘Crazy Times.’ And it is not because it is my new album; it is because that song is my masterpiece. I nailed it. Yes, it is exactly what I wanted to say. It is exactly how I wanted to sing it. I couldn’t sing it better if I tried singing it a hundred times more. It would not get better. To me, it is the one.”
So, Sammy Hagar’s choice of ‘Father Time’ as his ultimate masterpiece is a testament to the power of music as a form of self-expression. This song, more than any other in his extensive catalog, perfectly captures Hagar’s vision and feelings as a musician. For fans and newcomers alike, ‘Father Time’ serves as a prime example of Hagar’s unwavering passion for his craft, proving that even after all these years, he’s still got it.