“Is This Love” is a rock ballad by the British rock band Whitesnake. It was written by the band members, David Coverdale and John Sykes. The song was released in 1987 as a the second single from their seventh, self-titled album, often referred to as the “1987 album.” “Is This Love” is one of Whitesnake’s most iconic songs and is known for its melodic and heartfelt sound.
The song features soulful vocals by lead singer David Coverdale, and its production is marked by lush guitar work and emotive arrangements. “Is This Love” combines elements of hard rock with a softer, more melodic sound, making it a power ballad that resonated with a wide audience. The chorus, with its memorable melody, adds to the song’s romantic and emotional quality.
“Is This Love” was a significant commercial success for Whitesnake. It reached high positions on music charts, including #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The song’s emotive and heartfelt delivery struck a chord with listeners, and it became one of Whitesnake’s most enduring and beloved songs.