The mid ’80s weren’t just about dance bands and pop songs – the metal ballads were in demand like Here I Go Again by Brit metal band Whitesnake.
The song was first included on Whitesnake’s 1982 album Saints & Sinners, but was re-recorded and included again on their 1987 self-titled album.
The song was written by lead singer David Coverdale and former band guitarist Bernie Marsden.
The lyrics were slightly changed for the new version of the song, and a new music video was created. The first video featured Coverdale singing the song in a theatre, with the band on stage.
The second version of the video, created for the MTV crowd, showed Coverdale singing, while model/actress Tawny Kitaen in lingerie tries to gain his attention, while writhing on top of pristine Jaguar sports cars he’s driving.
The second time round proved the charm, with the song climbing the charts after being released in October 1987, and hitting the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 the same month.
For a view of the distinctive second version of the music video Here I Go Again – Whitesnake. And the end of the story? David Coverdale married Tawny Kitaen in 1989.