Co-written by David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody, the song was inspired by the break up of Coverdale’s first marriage. In Firecracker magazine, Coverdale said:
“You can look at my first marriage and see “Fool For Your Loving” and “Don’t Break My Heart Again.” A lot of those were fueled by songs about a relationship that once was very positive but sadly was unfolding into not positive.”
It has also been rumored that the song was originally written for blues legend B. B. King.
The song was the first big hit of Whitesnake’s, reaching #13 on the British charts and #53 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
This remains one of Whitesnake’s most popular and well-known songs. David Coverdale has stated that he prefers the original to the 1989-version.
A music video was also made, which features the band performing the song live on stage.
All information from www.wikipedia.org
- ^ rockdetector.com – Whitesnake bio
- ^ “Whitesnake chart stats”.
- ^ “Allmusic (Whitesnake charts and awards) Billboard singles”.