Guitarist Bernie Marsden Receives Award for Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” – 2022 – VIDEO
Huge thanks to the @bmi for this award, in recognition of over 8 million plays on US radio for Here I Go Again. 😎👍🏼🎸 It is much appreciated. Thanks to my girls Charlotte and Olivia for picking up the award for me. ❤️
“Here I Go Again” is a song by British rock band Whitesnake. Originally released on their 1982 album, Saints & Sinners, the power ballad was re-recorded for their 1987 self-titled album. The song was re-recorded again the same year in a new “radio-mix” version, which was released as a single and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on 10 October 1987, and number nine on the UK Singles Chart on 28 November 1987. The 1987 version also hit number one on the Canadian Singles Chart on 24 October 1987.
In 2003, Q magazine ranked it 962nd on their list of 1001 “Best Songs Ever”. In 2006, the 1987 version was ranked number 17 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s. In 2012 Reader’s Poll of Rolling Stone it ranked as 9th among Top 10 “The Best Hair Metal Songs of All Time”. In 2017, The Daily Telegraph included it among Top 21 best power ballads.
The song was written by the lead singer, David Coverdale, and former Whitesnake guitarist, Bernie Marsden. The most notable difference between the original and re-recorded versions are a slight change in the bluesy lyrics and pace. The re-recording of the song in 1987 was advised by record labels bosses Al Coury and David Geffen as a negotiation deal with Coverdale to re-record “Crying in the Rain” for the band’s self-titled album Whitesnake released in 1987.