Sammy Hagar Reveals His Favorite Deep-Cut From ‘OU812’ Album

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Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar shared a post on his official Instagram page celebrating the 33rd anniversary of his second album with Van Halen, ‘OU812,’ and a fan asked his favorite deep cut from that album in the comments section and apparently, it’s ‘Black and Blue.’

As many of you know, ‘OU812’ is the eighth studio album of Van Halen which was released in 1988 and is the second album featuring Sammy Hagar as the lead vocalist. The album received positive reviews both from Van Halen fans and critics and became number one at the U.S. Billboard 200.

‘OU812’ consists of 9 songs all of which were written by the band members and prior to the album release, Van Halen released singles such as their first ‘Black and Blue,’  second ‘When It’s Love,’ and third ‘Finish What Ya Started.’

Despite the fact that ‘Black and Blue’ was the first single to be released, it was overshadowed by the following singles as the track only found itself a place as 34th on the Billboard Hot 100, while ‘When It’s Love’ was the most popular song from the album, hitting number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts and number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Recently, Sammy Hagar shared a post on his official Instagram page in order to celebrate the album ‘OU812’s anniversary with a throwback picture including band members, late guitarist Eddie Van Halen, bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen, and Sammy himself.

Here is what Hagar said:

“OU812! 1988 out in Malibu #VanHagar #VanHalen”

As expected, fans started to pour questions about the album in the comments section, and luckily Sammy Hagar took the time to answer most of those questions. A fan wanted to know Hagar’s favorite deep cut from the album, and apparently, it’s ‘Black and Blue’ as most fans would guess.

Here is what the fan asked:

“Sammy, what’s your favorite deep cut from this album?”

Here is what Hagar said:

Black and blue

You can see the Instagram post right here and listen to ‘Black and Blue’ below.