Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The 11 Best Whitesnake Songs


Blogging is becoming its own monster. Posting is now becoming a competition. Whether it's being the first to post Jeff Tweedy doing the theme song to Christina Appelgate's sitcom, "Jesse" (I have this) or the acoustic Nirvana gig at the UCLA radio station in 1990 (I used to have this), each blog wants to be the one that brings the most viewers to their blog because they are offering the coolest free shit.

My intention today was to post the White Stripes B-Sides album called, "Giraffe." It features 14 White Stripes B-Sides from the first half of their career. Then a couple of days from now, I would post the second B-Sides comp from the second half of their career called, "Get In Front of Me Jesus." But the only problem with that is every one under the sun is posting White Stripes B-Sides. I would just be lost in the crowd.

Then I thought about posting a White Stripes concert...those are also all over the internet...

Here's a good one from Michigan 02 (http://www.whitestripes.net/downloads.php)

I already posted their best songs, which was met with mild excitement. I thought about posting the best Polyphonic Spree songs...but does anyone really care about Tim DeLaughter?

So, that left me with one true option...the best Whitesnake songs. For all of you who thought Whitesnake was a forgettable 80s hair metal band, then you are sorely mistaken. They may be legends for having the coolest video of all time. If you were a teenage boy in the late 80s, the visual of Tawni Kaitan dancing on the white corvette is an image that may have defined your pubescent years.



But what a lot of people don't know or recall is that most members of Whitesnake came from the band Deep Purple, including lead singer David Coverdale. Their early work was a grungy blast of rock blues that could have possibly been the offspring of Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy. They sold out to the aerosol companies in the late 80s, still managing to deliver some gems. But their early work is where they truly shined.

Here are the 11 Best Whitesnake Songs:

1. Here I Go Again (Whitesnake/Saints & Sinners)
2. Is This Love? (Whitesnake)
3. Ain't No Love In The Heart of the City (Snakebite)
4. Time Is Right For Love (Trouble)
5. Victim of Love (Saints & Sinners)
6. Fool For Your Lovin' (Ready an' Willing)
7. Standing in the Shadow (Slide It In)
8. Til The Day I Die (Come An' Get It)
9. Breakdown (Snakebite)
10. Ain't Gonna Cry No More (Ready an' Willing)
11. Crying in the Rain (Saints & Sinners)

5 comments:

JRZYGYRL said...

No, no no! You've broken my 80s-nostalgic heart by leaving off "Love Ain't No Stranger" and "Still of the Night". Coverdale was at his Robert Plant-ripping best when singing the Whitesnake ripoff of "Whole Lotta Love"!

Casey said...

Great post.
I visit often. Post what ever you like.
I grabbed "Standin' In The Shadow".
Always liked that one, myself.
Props!

Eddie Crona said...

lol Here I go Again is gay, Is This Love is much better .. and there are various other songs a lot better .. Here I Go Again is the most overrated Whitesnake song ..

Eddie Crona said...

lol Here I go Again is gay, Is This Love is much better .. and there are various other songs a lot better .. Here I Go Again is the most overrated Whitesnake song ..

Eric Fuls said...

Rad