Panama - Van Halen - Fingerstyle Guitar
Welcome to my 480th solo guitar video on YouTube, "Panama" by Van Halen! Not only a fun song to arrange for solo guitar but unintentionally it is the third in a series of "country" songs I just posted0 Any more ideas for "country" songs??
From Wikipedia: "Panama" is a song from Van Halen's album 1984. It was the third single released from that record. The song was reportedly written about a car. In an interview with Howard Stern, lead singer David Lee Roth explained the meaning behind the song. Although the song features some suggestive lyrics, it is about a car that Roth saw race in Las Vegas; its name was "Panama Express", hence the title of the song. In the Stern interview, Roth did not explain why the song was about a car rather than the usual Van Halen material. Panama was the name of Roth's car. He had the hood and bumper mounted in his hallway, which can be seen in his video for "SHOOBop". He has a stuffed deer's behind crashing through the front windshield. A plaque underneath reads, "Your First deer, courtesy of PANAMA." During the bridge of the song where Roth says "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off it," guitarist Eddie Van Halen can be heard revving his 1972 Lamborghini Miura S in the background. The car was backed up to the studio and microphones were attached to the exhaust pipe to record the sound for the song. Anyway, I continue the march to my 500th solo fingerstyle guitar video. What will happen after that I can't say, it's been a labor of love for 9 1/2 years although as time went on it seems to have become more labor than love as I was never able to 'break the algorithm", so to speak, and expand my viewership. In the meantime, I am taking comments and suggestions for the final videos and nave narrowed the list to the songs below, please do comment and let me know your thoughts. These songs are a combination of things I really like and things that have commonalities with some of my better viewed videos based on... an algorithm search I did, lol.