When Whitesnake asked ‘Is This Love?’

By Carol Anne Szel

The 80s produced so many love songs, and in the world the way it was back then, even hard rockers tuned in to their softer side.  One song that oozed the art of longing, loving, desperation and heartfelt passion was penned by the David Coverdale-led band Whitesnake.   Their song “is This Love” says it all.

In 1987 the band released the album “Whitesnake” which sold in excess of 8 million copies in the United States alone.  And produced three of the most iconic songs of that era.  “Here I Go Again,”  “Still Of The Night,” and of course, the aforementioned “Is This Love.”

With no plans to tour right now, and an album tentatively scheduled for next year, I thought we’d take a glance down rock and roll’s memory lane of love with this one.  Just a sappy love song kind of day!  Rock on and enjoy.

“I should have known better
Than to let you go alone
It’s times like these
I can’t make it on my own
Wasted days, and sleepless nights
An’ I can’t wait to see you again

I find I spend my rime
Waiting on your call
How can I tell you, babe
My back’s against the wall
I need you by my side
To tell me it’s alright
Cos I don’t think I can take anymore

Is this love that I’m feeling
Is this the love that I’ve been searching for
Is this love or am I dreaming
This must be love
Cos it’s really go a hold on me
A hold on me

I can’t stop the feeling
I’ve been this way before
But, with you I’ve found the key
To open any door
I can feel my love for you
Growing stronger day by day
An’ I can’t wait too see you again
So I can hold you in my arms

Is this love that I’m feeling
Is this the love that I’ve been searching for
Is this love or am I dreaming
This must be love
Cos it’s really got a hold on me
A hold on me

Is this love that I’m feeling
Is this the love that I’ve been searching for

Is this love or am I dreaming”

For related items that you may enjoy in our Goldmine store:• Get a digital back issue of one of our Whitesnake cover stories(August 15, 2008). How ’80s is that!• Or check out a fun book on pop music: “The Everything Pop Culture Crosswords Book, Test your knowledge of trivia and trends with 150 pop culture puzzles!”• And be sure to check out our latest Goldmine Record Album Price Guide

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