“Once Bitten, Twice Shy” is a 1975 song written and recorded by Ian Hunter, from his debut solo album Ian Hunter, which reached No. 14 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song was covered by Shaun Cassidy on his 1980 LP, Wasp.
And the song was covered in 1989 by the American hard rock group Great White on their fourth album …Twice Shy. This version was also released as a single, which charted at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, at No. 6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and again in the UK.
Twice Shy is the fourth studio album released by the American hard rock band Great White. It was released in 1989 and contained the biggest hits of their career, a cover of Ian Hunter’s “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “The Angel Song”, which reached No. 5 and No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Another single, “House of Broken Love”, was inspired by the painful relationship break-ups that vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall had recently gone through. The album was certified Double Platinum in September 1989. The first album to feature bassist Tony Montana.
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