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“Okay, most guys liked this tune because of Tawny Kitaen's appearance in the video.  Many would argue that Whitesnake owes a lot of their success to her appearance in this
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"Is this Love" is a power ballad by Whitesnake from their self-titled album released in 1987. Written by lead singer David Coverdale and guitarist John Sykes, the song was rumored to have been originally intended for Tina Turner. It was recently listed 87th on VH1's 100 Greatest Love Songs and 10th on their list of Greatest Power Ballads.

The song became one of the biggest hits in 1988, and it further defined Whitesnake as one of the premiere rock groups of the 1980s. It reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart[1] and number 2 in the US singles chart[2], making it their second-biggest US hit after "Here I Go Again" which hit number 1.

The single was reissued in 1994 to promote Whitesnake's Greatest Hits, with the songs "Sweet Lady Luck" and "Now You're Gone" as B-sides. This version reached number 25 on the UK Singles Chart.

The music video depicts the band playing and scenes of David Coverdale's future wife Tawny Kitaen, who had also appeared in the band's earlier video for "Here I Go Again".

The Audio Thieves featuring Uniting Nations covered this song in their 2006 album Dance Cover. Also in 2006, Thomas Anders covered the song for his album Songs Forever.

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Label: Geffen
Release Date: October 24, 1987

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