Whitesnake Songs Ranked

Whitesnake is a hard rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple. Their early material has been compared by critics to the blues-rock of Deep Purple, but they slowly began moving toward a more commercially accessible rock style. By the turn of the decade, the band’s commercial fortunes changed and they released a string of UK top 10 albums, Ready an’ Willing (1980), Come an’ Get It (1981), Saints & Sinners (1982), and Slide It In (1984), the last of which was their first to chart in the US and is certified 2x platinum. The band’s 1987 self-titled album was their most commercially successful worldwide, and contained two major US hits, “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love”, reaching number one and two on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went 8 times platinum in the US, and the band’s success saw them nominated for the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Group. Slip of the Tongue (1989) was also a success, reaching the top 10 in the UK and the US, and received a platinum US certification. The band split up shortly after this release, but had a reunion in 1994, and released a one-off studio album, Restless Heart (1997). Whitesnake officially reformed in 2002 and has been touring together since, releasing four albums, Good to Be Bad (2008), Forevermore (2011), The Purple Album (2015), and Flesh & Blood (2019). In 2005, Whitesnake was named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by VH1. Here are all Whitesnake songs ranked.

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20. Guilty of Love (Slide It In, 1984)

“This song is not one of cliche ones that everyone knows. You can’t say that you like one of those and claim to be a whitesnake fan. This song almost summarizes their music.”

19. The Deeper the Love (Slip of the Tongue, 1989)

“It’s a Legendary track and definitely one of the greatest songs ever written/recorded…without a shadow of a doubt… not just in rock but in any category of music.It’s so amazing,so beautiful,so Exciting and so intensely emotional that its impossible to forget…It puts 90% of todays music(that claims to be great)to Utter Shame.How it never got to number 1 in the UK when it was released is a mystery it’s better than any beatles song that I’ve ever listened to…”

18. Standing In the Shadow (Slide It In, 1984)

“I honestly could not pick a favorite Whitesnake song-they have so many good songs! I love Standing in the Shadow though, and is in my top 3 favorite songs by them (which I really couldn’t choose between), and voted for this because I feel that this is far too low on the list for such a good song! If you have not heard this song, please listen to it! I think you will find it to be a great rock song you will want to hear again.”

17. All or Nothing (Slide It In, 1984)

“I have just discovered this song in the slide it in album and this song is a little gem, it is so good, I am very impressed about the energy of coverdale and the music, the chorus of this song. This is a terrific energetic song. A true gem.”

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16. Judgement Day (Slip of the Tongue, 1989)

“They have so many great songs that I couldn’t decided which one I should pick. I’ve voted “Still of the night” but “Judgement Day” is one of my favourites too… Shame that I can only vote ones…”

15. Blindman (Ready an’ Willing, 1980)

“Wonderful build up with fantastic lyrics delivered by Mr coverdale at his very best with sensitive background -results- one of whitesnake most beautiful tracks ever- so under rated!”

14. Ready An’ Willing (Ready an’ Willing, 1980)

“This is an amazing hard rock song. One of Whitesnake’s top 15 for sure! Great guitar riff and the solo is perfect! And vocals are just stunning as always.”

13. Now You’re Gone (Slip of the Tongue, 1989)

“Even though Still of the Night, Here I go again, and Is This Love are fantastic and some of my favorites, Now You’re Gone just does it for me. So good.”

12. Love to Keep You Warm (Trouble, 1978)

“Love to Keep You Warm” is less rocking or heavy, but maintains a solid quality, while there is a certain angle in the lyrics of “Lie Down” that I find quite disgusting but musically the song works very nicely.

11. Slide It In (Slide It In, 1984)

“Way better than “Ain’t no Love in the heart of the city” Besides it’s a song they wrote. The guitar and drums in this song are killers, a must for a Whitesnake fan”

10. Don’t Break My Heart Again (Come an’ Get It, 1981)

“British blues-based rock doesn’t get much better than this. The best song in Whitesnake’s blues-rock era… Really Love Davids Vocals on this tune”

9. Give Me All Your Love (Whitesnake, 1987)

“Once Whitesnake’s self-titled LP was finally issued in 1987, the hits followed and David Coverdale finally broke through in a big way in North America. Despite massive personnel changes surrounding the mic-pumping Coverdale, Whitesnake’s late eighties American take-over was initiated by the Zeppelinesque “Still of the Night”, which was supported by a rock star posing video.”

8. Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City (Trouble, 1978)

“I just love this one, it touches my heart! Remind me of a very special person who made me love Whitesnake! I’m listening them right now!”

7. Slow An’ Easy (Slide It In, 1984)

“Slow an’ Easy” is a pounding blues based hard rocker. Coming off as a freeze-dried cut from Led Zeppelin’s short _Presence_ sessions, the stop-start hammering track, which opens with a swirling, ambient keyboard intro and strained guitar, kicks in and never lets up. “

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6. Love Ain’t No Stranger (Slide It In, 1984)

“This is by far the coolest of their songs. Its riff is a total classic! The vocals are awesome, the lyrics are cool. The lyrics are so good and the song means a lot to me, to me it’s one of Whitesnake’s classics”

5. Crying in the Rain (Saints & Sinners, 1982)

“Extended vocal range, insane guitar solo, fast and furious drums at the end. A masterpiece. This had a lot of rock to it. The range of his voice was great”

4. Fool for Your Loving (Ready an’ Willing, 1980)

“I love David Coverdale on this – and there’s a great solo from Bernie Marsden as well. I wish Percy Plant’s singing was more like Coverdale’s, instead of that harridan register that’s his wont. Gravelly growling trumps silly shrieking like a straight flush beats two pair. I think this single, more than any (apart from maybe Rainbow’s All Night Long) showed how keen the fight was between the older trad heavy rock approach and the young turks of NWOBHM. Admittedly it was a rear guard action by the former, but still – this single made a very decent fist of demonstrating just how big and bold ‘heavy rock could be. And it’s funny to think it was originally written for B.B. King”

3. Is This Love (Whitesnake, 1987)

“The build up from the start is amazing and the whole composition of the music is so well put together. The mood the song creates is just poetic and conveys its message beautifully”

2. Still of the Night (Whitesnake, 1987)

“This is so awesome song! I play this song with my band and it’s awesome to play live because all of its great parts on all instruments and lyrics are great too! This song really is second best song from Whitesnake, if not even the best!”

1. Here I Go Again (Saints & Sinners, 1982)

“The version with the drums and guitar at the very outset, I find this version kind of…pretty oddly enough. The quiet verse-loud chorus version is for me a bit more calculated. Perhaps I think this one brings out the lyrics better and has a slightly more down to earth tone. Anyway, I hope I don’t relate to these lyrics forever because I find them quite sad, but at this point in time I do. Either way, it would be a catchy single. I don’t quite love it though – musically I find it a bit plain, but when I’m feeling a bit introspective it hits a certain right spot.”