Ah, yes, the CLASSIC 1987 rock song by Whitesnake off of their self-titled album. But did you know the song actually came out FIVE years earlier? Yeah, this was news to me, too. Apparently, the song first showed up on their 1982 album, Saints and Sinners. It wasn't a big hit by any means, but when the 1987 album came along, the band decided to rerecord the song, change a few things with the music and lyrics, and rerelease it. It turned out to be a very wise choice as the song became a huge hit and rocketed them to the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. One of the biggest changes in the lyrics is the line that we know as, "Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone." The original version actually said, "Like I HOBO I was born to walk alone." Lead singer David Coverdale said he changed it because he was afraid people would think he was saying HOMO instead of HOBO and get mad at him.
And when you talk about this song and think back on it, you have to think of the video. Everyone has to remember it, right? Everyone remembers Tawny Kitaen dancing on that car hood in that white lingerie! It was one of those classic 80s video moments and has been parodied numerous times in film and television. When the video wasn't being parodied, it was at least being played, as it has been in numerous forms of entertainment.
So what will I be doing on this song? Well, lord knows everyone wants to sing it. It's just one of those fun songs to sing out loud at the top of your lungs. But will that be easy? Not in the slightest. Coverdale's screams are legendary and are going to be difficult to duplicate. Probably going to have to do this on easy!