1986Released
5:42

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Interesting facts and trivia about 5150. By Songfacts®.

5150 is police code for an escaped psychiatric patient. It is also the name of Eddie Van Halen's studio. In 1983 the 5150 Studio was built; it begins as a 40-foot-long room with an adjustable ceiling height of up to 18 feet.

This is the title track to Van Halen's first album with Sammy Hagar as lead singer, taking over for David Lee Roth. As a lyricist, Hagar was less feral and more considered. This song is about taking a chance on love; the title "5150" never gets mentioned.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of 5150.
C♯Key
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
158BPM

Album

The album 5150 is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released 5150.
Warner Records
© 1986 Warner Records Inc.
℗ 1986 Warner Records Inc. Warner Strategic Marketing Company, Warner Music Group.

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