Former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale originally recorded "Here I Go Again" on Whitesnake's 1982 record, Saints and Sinners. Five years later, at the peak of hair metal, he cut a poppier version of it for Whitesnake's self-titled album. He also made the crucial decision to have his girlfriend Tawny Kitaen in the video, for which she rolled around on the hoods of two pushed-together Jaguars while wearing a white negligee. It was one of the most indelible images of the entire hair metal era and helped put the video into regular rotation on MTV.
Kitaen married Coverdale in 1989, but they split just two years later. Her tumultuous marriage to baseball player Chuck Finley, drug arrests and recent appearance on Celebrity Rehab have made her more famous than her former rock-star husband.