Music Video of the Day: Is This Love by Whitesnake (1987, directed by ????)


Happy birthday, Tawny Kitaen!

I did some actual research and I discovered that two years ago, on this date, Valerie selected Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again for the music video of the day.  That was a perfect choice because that video is the first thing that most people think of when they hear the name “Tawny Kitaen.”  The song may have been called Here I Go Again and the band may have been Whitesnake but the video will always be known as “The Tawny Kitaen video.”

Today’s music video of the day is the other Tawny Kitaen video.

I like to think of this video as being a direct sequel to Here I Go Again.  David Coverdale has asked Tawny to stop dancing on his car because he’s worried that she’ll dent the hood and Tawny’s finally walking out on him.  Good for her!  She packs up her suitcase and she leaves.  Meanwhile, David Coverdale leans against a wall and thinks about Tawny dancing while wearing the same white dress she was wearing when she walked out on him.

He’s upset to have lost her and, when you see screenshots like this, you can’t blame him:

One of the reasons why the Tawny Kitaen videos were so popular was because they suggested you could come across as being a total douche and still end up with a girlfriend as hot as Tawny Kitaen.  Seeing her walking out at the start of this video should have been a warning to every man watching.  It takes more than just soulful looks at the camera to keep Tawny Kitaen happy.

At the end of the video, Coverdale and Tawny are reunited.  It had been a while since I last watched this video so I had forgotten that Coverdale wins her back by jumping out from around a corner, grabbing her, and throwing her down on the hood of a car.  That wouldn’t play today.

Speaking of coming across as being a total douche, Coverdale fired all of the other members of Whitensake after recording this song so, with the exception of Coverdale, no one that played on the original recording is actually present in the video.  As for Tawny and Coverdale, they separated for real in 1991.

One response to “Music Video of the Day: Is This Love by Whitesnake (1987, directed by ????)

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