Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Top Of The World tab

version 1
version 1

Whole song

Interactive

18,417 views 27 this week
4 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 11
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
backing track
0:00
0:00
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
Difficulty
-----------------------------------------------------------------
SONG NAME top of the world - Band Name Van halen
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: swordshredder
Email: bobman1102@aol.com

Tuning: EADGBe

Since no-one else on here had a whole
Tab on this, I made one J it might be rough in places,
Especially the interlude.

Intro:
Palm mute all the single notes.
e|-0-----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0---0-----------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-4-5-5-2-2-2-5-5-4-4-5-0-0-0-5-5-5-4-5-5-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------4-4--2-2------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------2-2--0-0---2--------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------0--------------|

e|-0-----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0---0----------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-4-5-5-2-2-2-5-5-4-4-5-0-0-0-5-5-5-4-5-5----------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------pickslide\------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

The second guitar is doing this natural harmonic. If you’re by
Yourself, I wouldn’t recommend doing this. Turn volume
Up slowly for it.
e|-volume down-24h-volume-up-------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Kick in:
e|-------------------------------9-7\--5-5-3-5~5p4p0---------------------|
B|-------------------------------7-7\3-5-3------------17b19r18b19r17~----|
G|--6-6-------2----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--4-4—-2-letring--------------------------------------------------|
A|--4-4--2-2--0---------0-0-0--------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Pm:                     -----

Verse: (palm mute the single notes again)
e|------------5-------------------------0-0-0-5------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-----5-5-5-5-5-5-4-5-5------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------0--------------------0----------------------|

e|------------5-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------6-6---4-2----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------6-6---4-2----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------4-4-4-2-2-0----------------------|
E|------------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
Prechorus
e|---------0-0-0-----------------------5-4-2---2-4-5--5-4-2-2------------|
B|---------4-5-5--4-5-2-2--------------5-4-2---2-4-5--5-4-2-2-pickslide\-|
D|-------2-------------------7-------------------------------------------|
A|-----2---------------------7-------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0---------------------5-4-2-0-------------------------------------|
Pm -----

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----6-5--6---------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
e|-------0-------0-0----0---0--0--0-----0--------------------------------|
B|-------5-5-5-4---2--5-5-4h—5-0--5-4-4-5-5\---2-3p2--7-8-7\-------------|
G|---------------------------------------------2-2----6-6-6\-------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------0-------0-0----0---0--0--0-----0--------------------0------------|
B|-------5-5-5-4---2--5-5-4h—5-0--5-4-4-5-5\-----------------0------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-2----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-2----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-0----------------|
E|--0---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Afterchorus: (yeah cant think of what to call it!)
 To do the pinch harmonics you pinch them at different areas.
e|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-4-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------9ba.h.r-9ba.h.9a.hr----------|
D|------------------------------------------------------=---------|
A|------------------0---------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------0--------------------------------|

e|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-4-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------pickslide\-------9-7---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------2-----9~------|
A|------------------0---------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------0--------------0-3---------------|

Go  to prechorus, after that chorus. In the background
This is being played. this goes on for the rest of the song. evh is putting these notes together:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--17-----19--15--------------------------------------------------------|
G|------16---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Interlude: the chords were hard to hear, so this will be rough.
Play this a couple times:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------9-7------------9-9----------------------------------------------|
G|---------9---7----------9-----9------------------------------------------|
D|---7---7-9------7--7-7--9---9--------------------------------------------|
A|---7-7---9-----7---7-7--9-------9----------------------------------------|
E|---5-----7---------5----7---------7--------------------------------------|

This is the bit where he says upside down.
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----7--9--9--11-------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7--9--9--11-------------------------------------------------------|
E|----5--7--7--9--------------------------------------------------------|

Wah solo:
Here evh is messing with whammy and wah. Just shove
Your wah up really high. It doesn’t matter about notes.
e|----18b~---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------10---------------------------------------------|
G|------------9-7-9-9~--9----9-7-9~-------------------11p911b11p9-7v-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------3wb/-5wb/-7wb/----------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------11----------------------------------------------|
G|----9-7-9-9~-9----9-7-9~---19p1719b19p1715~--------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Turn wah off.
e|--8-----7-----8-----14b-14p11-11--8-----7-----8-----------------|
B|--8-7-5-8-7-5-8-7-7---------------8-7-5-8-7-5-8—----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------5hw.b---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------7h-5hwb-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


e|--8-----7-----8-----14b-14p11-11--8-----7-----8---------|
B|--8-7-5-8-7-5-8-7-7---------------8-7-5-8-7-5-----------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|


Fast scale up here.
e|--------------------------------------------10h12-15wb-12-10-12~----|
B|-----------------------------------11h12h14-------------------------|
G|---------------------------11h12h14---------------------------------|
D|------------------11h12h14------------------------------------------|
A|----------11h12h14--------------------------------------------------|
E|--10h11h12----------------------------------------------------------|

Go back to chorus.
Fill during outro:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-pickslide\-9a.h-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------\\\---6-4-2---------------------------------------|
A|----------------------\\---4-2-0---------------------------------------|
E|-------------------0---------------------------------------------------|

Fade out.


| / Slide up
| \ Slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~ Vibrato
| a.h artificial/ pinch  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| h natural harmonic
| wb push whammy bar down and back up. (not too much)
| h harmonic
| wb\ push whammy bar down
| db dive bomb
| wb\ pre press the wammy bar down, play the note, raise wambar

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
4 comments total. Showing first comments.
+1 reply
sword shredder 185 Aug 18, 2007 06:21 AM

Note: I did this tab ages ago so it is comepletely innacurate. Just take this as a guidline. (Rub Icy Hot On It)

0 reply
Guitarmaster94 498 Sep 28, 2007 06:05 PM

nice job w/ the intro

+1 reply
Guitarmaster94 498 Apr 22, 2008 05:45 PM

um ... i take that back on the intro ... i just played w/ my guitar a little and i got this for it:

|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------5-5-4-4-5--------------|
|/9--9-9-9-8-8-9-6-6-6-9-9-8-8-9--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-2--|
|/9--9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---6-6-4-4-2--|
|---------------------------------------------------4-4-2-2-2--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction