Van Halen

Van Halen refused to make videos for their album 5150, so Warner Bros quickly cobbled together a video for the song “Dreams” by using stock footage of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels. The cheap video became a surprise hit on MTV and the Navy began to use it as part of their recruiting efforts.

The song was also used to close the 2004 Democratic National Convention, played after the acceptance speech of John Kerry. It was also used as the campaign’s theme song at rallies across the country in 2004. During an interview with Hagar for Rolling Stone featuring questions from fans, Hagar said that “Dreams,” along with “Right Now” were his favorite Van Halen songs, with “Dreams” being his most favorite if you pushed him.