from the album Slip Of The Tongue (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #28 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 6
Today's song of the day comes from the British pop/metal band Whitesnake, who under lead singer David Coverdale reorganized again with a new lineup for the act's Slip Of The Tongue album, reviving an older song "Fool For Your Loving" for their third top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in the winter of 1989. (Another track from the album, "Judgement Day", shortly followed it into the Mainstream Rock chart at #32.) The second pop radio single from the set was another mid-tempo "adult-metal" track, "The Deeper The Love". Written by Coverdale with group guitarist Adrian Vandenburg (who back in the day had his own band and own top-40 hit with "Burning Heart"), the song's video again featured David's wife Tawny Kitaen...
"The Deeper The Love" became Whitesnake's fourth, and so far latest, top-40 pop hit in America in March of 1990. The song was a big hit at rock radio, peaking at #4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock list. Internationally, the single returned them to the British top-40 at #35, and also got to #36 in Canada.
A third single from Slip Of The Tongue, "Now You're Gone", slipped on to the American pop chart at #96, while going to #15 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and was the most successful offering from the album in their native Britain at #31. After touring, Coverdale again dissolved Whitesnake, appearing in 1993 on a collaborive album with former Led Zeppelin guitar icon Jimmy Page on the Coverdale/Page record, which scored a #1 rock hit in the States with "Pride And Joy". A few years later, he reconvened a new lineup of Whitesnake (but keeping Vandenburg) for the Restless Heart album, which gave them a minor hit in the UK with "Too Many Tears" (#46). He's put out three more studio albums under the Whitesnake moniker so far, the latest in 2015 with The Purple Album, where they cover songs from Coverdale's old band Deep Purple.
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Here's Coverdale and Vandenburg with a delicate acoustic performance of the song...
Up tomorrow: Gone-Gone Girl gets all wet.