Dokken “Alone Again” Released This Week in 1985 – VIDEO – INTERVIEW – The full in bloom Chronicles
RIP Magazine: This week in 1985, Dokken released “Alone Again,” the third and final single from their sophomore album, Tooth and Nail. Thanks to a strong show of support from MTV that year, the track spent 14 weeks on the Mainstream Rock chart (peaking at #20), and 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at #64). The success of the single also gave Tooth and Nail a considerable boost in sales, pushing it up to #49 on the Billboard 200 while en route to a platinum certification. And, because it was released after the supporting tour for T&N had come to a close, it undoubtedly gave Dokken the momentum they needed to begin recording Under Lock And Key later that year. 🤘
Don Dokken originally wrote the song in the mid-’70s. He recorded it on a cassette, and it stayed in a closet for nearly a decade. Don rediscovered the song during the Tooth and Nail recording sessions and reworked the track with bassist Jeff Pilson in the studio.
People ask me all the time, ‘Who did you write it about?’ I don’t know. ‘Was it about a girlfriend?’ I don’t know! I just wrote it. My memory’s not that good.”
Don Dokken Talks About “Alone Again” w/ full in bloom:
If you haven’t already, make sure to listen to our 2020 interview w/ Don Dokken @ this location.
Also make sure to listen to our 2021 interview w/ Don @ this location.