“Here I Go Again” is a power ballad by English rock band Whitesnake. It was released in 1987 as the second single from their self-titled album. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and was a worldwide hit.
The song was written by Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale and guitarist John Sykes. The lyrics are about a man who is struggling to move on from a failed relationship. He sings about how he keeps falling back into the same old patterns, even though he knows it’s not good for him.
The song’s music is a mix of hard rock and blues. The guitars are heavy and distorted, while the keyboards add a touch of melody. Coverdale’s vocals are powerful and passionate, and he really sells the emotion of the song.
“Here I Go Again” was a huge success for Whitesnake. It helped to make them one of the biggest rock bands in the world. The song is still a popular choice for karaoke and weddings, and it remains one of the most recognizable rock anthems of all time.
The song actually has two versions, and the more popular one that most people are familiar with is actually a re-recording. The original version was recorded in 1982 for the album “Saints & Sinners,” but it wasn’t a big hit. In 1987, the band re-recorded the song with a slightly different arrangement, and it became a huge success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
About the Artist
Whitesnake is a British hard rock band that was formed in 1978 by the former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale. The band’s early music had blues and hard rock influences, and they gained international fame with their 1984 album “Slide It In” and the 1987 self-titled album, which included the hit song “Here I Go Again”.
Over the years, the band has gone through various line-up changes, but David Coverdale has remained the only constant member. Whitesnake’s music is characterized by powerful guitar riffs, bluesy vocal melodies, and a distinctive use of Hammond organ and other keyboard sounds. They have sold over 50 million albums worldwide and are considered one of the most successful hard rock bands of the 1980s.