Van Halen hit the top of the Billboard 200 chart with their eighth studio release “OU812” on June 25, 1988. The album followed their 1986 album “5150” and includes the singles “Mine All Mine,” “When It’s Love,” “Feels So Good,” “Finish What You Started” and “Black and Blue.”
When the album hit number one, it claimed the top spot form “Faith” by George Michael. The album held on at number one through July 22, 1998 when “Hysteria” by Def Leppard claimed the top spot.
The album’s success was fueled in large part by the success of “When It’s Love,” which hit number five on the Hot 100 chart and number one on the Modern Rock songs chart. The track was penned as a collaboration between Eddie and Alex Van Halen. Sammy Haggar, who was singing with the band at the time, added the lyrics after the fact, according to songfacts.com.