Whitesnake - Is This Love




"Is This Love" is a song by British-American rock band Whitesnake. It was released in 1987 as the second single from their self-titled album.


The single was a hit for Whitesnake, reaching number nine in the UK Singles Chart, and number two in the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it was barred from the top spot by George Michael's smash hit "Faith", making it their second-biggest US hit after "Here I Go Again", which topped the charts. The single was reissued in 1994 to promote Whitesnake's Greatest Hits. This version reached number 25 on the UK Singles Chart.


"Is This Love" has been a mainstay in Whitesnake's live shows since 1987. As such, it is featured on several of their live albums, including Live: In the Shadow of the Blues (2006) and Live at Donington 1990 (2011). John Sykes played it live in 2004 (Bad Boy Live!). In 2015, Classic Rock magazine ranked it as 7th on their Top 40 greatest power ballads list.