Standing Hampton

Standing Hampton

Standing Hampton
Sammy Hagar
Released October 23, 1981
Recorded Goodnight L.A. Studios, Los Angeles, Spring-Summer 1981
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 42:04
Label Geffen
Producer Keith Olsen
Sammy Hagar chronology

Danger Zone
Standing Hampton
Three Lock Box
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Standing Hampton is a Sammy Hagar solo album, his first after moving from Capitol Records to Geffen. Five of its singles charted in either the mainstream rock or pop singles charts.

The British version of the album was released with an interview 45rpm called Conversations with Sammy Hagar (Geffen XPS 133).

The title

Hagar has said that he was originally going to call this album One Way To Rock. It was a British fan who told him of the term that came to be the title. In Cockney rhyming slang, a "Hampton" is a term for a penis. One that is "standing", of course, would be a reference to an erection.[1] This led to the cover art that shows a gentleman greeting a woman in various states of undress.

Song information

  • "I'll Fall in Love Again" was used in the soundtrack to the film Vision Quest.
  • The 45 single released for "I'll Fall in Love Again" includes the B-side, "Satisfied", which (as of 2008) has not been released in another format.
  • "There's Only One Way to Rock" went on to be one of Hagar's biggest solo hits and a signature tune. This song, along with "I Can't Drive 55", were the two Hagar songs that Van Halen consistently played when he joined the band.
  • A different version of the song "Heavy Metal" was used for the soundtrack for the animated movie Heavy Metal.
  • The lyrics to the song "Inside Lookin' In" refers to "ringin' just like one UXB". UXB is an acronym for an "unexploded bomb". No known references to the UK punk band UXB have ever been cited.
  • The lyrics to "Sweet Hitchhiker" refers to "Blaupunkt blastin' my favorite song". Blaupunkt refers to a popular brand of car stereo.
  • Piece of My Heart is a cover of the song originally recorded by Erma Franklin and made famous by Janis Joplin.

Track listing

  1. "I'll Fall in Love Again" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:15
  2. "There's Only One Way to Rock" (Hagar) - 4:15
  3. "Baby's on Fire" (Hagar) - 3:34
  4. "Can't Get Loose" (Hagar) - 5:39
  5. "Heavy Metal" (Hagar/Jim Peterik) - 3:51
  6. "Baby, It's You" (Hagar) - 4:46
  7. "Surrender" (Chas Sanford) - 3:14
  8. "Inside Lookin' In" (Hagar) - 4:26
  9. "Sweet Hitchhiker" (Hagar/David Lauser) - 4:10
  10. "Piece of My Heart" (Bert Berns/Jerry Ragovoy) - 3:58


  • "I'll Fall In Love Again" b/w "Satisfied" - US (Geffen GEF4988 1)
  • "I'll Fall In Love Again" (edit) b/w "I'll Fall In Love Again" (album) - US (Geffen PRO-A-1003)
  • "I'll Fall In Love Again" (edit) b/w "I'll Fall In Love Again" (album) - US (Geffen GEF 49881)
  • "Piece of My Heart" b/w "Baby's On Fire" - US (Geffen GEF 50059)
  • "Piece of My Heart" b/w "Baby's On Fire" - UK (Geffen GEF A 1884)
  • "Piece of My Heart" b/w "Baby's On Fire" - UK (Geffen GEF A 11-1884)
  • "Piece of My Heart" b/w "Baby's On Fire" - Spain (Geffen GEF A 1884)
  • "Piece of My Heart" b/w "Baby's On Fire" - Holland (Geffen GEF A 1884)


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1982 Pop Albums 28

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Baby's on Fire" Mainstream Rock 35
1982 "Can't Get Loose" Mainstream Rock 49
1982 "I'll Fall in Love Again" Mainstream Rock 2
1982 "I'll Fall in Love Again" Pop Singles 43
1982 "Piece of My Heart" Pop Singles 73
1982 "There's Only One Way to Rock" Mainstream Rock 31



Other Personnel


  • Geffen Records (Japan): 25AP 2247
  • Geffen Records (Japan): MVCG 21004
  • Geffen Records (UK): GEF 85456
  • Geffen Records (Holland): GEF 45456
  • Geffen Records (Germany): GEFD 02006

External links

Lyrics from Sammy's official site link