White Lion is an American hard rock band that was active in the 1980s. The band stamped a solid mark in the late 80’s, defining the MTV generation with a series of hit videos and music singles. The hard rock band achieved moderate success during the 1980s and early 1990s, but broke up in 1991, according to Louder Sound, due to money disputes. The band is best known for their songs “Wait” and “When the Children Cry”.
10. Tell Me- White Lion
“Tell Me” is also from the White Lion’s self-titled album. It was released in 1988 as the second single from their self-titled album release. The music video for this song features Vito Bratta and Tony Cavazo, the band’s lead vocalist and bass guitarist, who are both seen playing with their guitars in a desert.
9. Cry for Freedom- White Lion
“Cry for Freedom” was released as the band’s second single from the album “Turning Japanese”, which was released in 1989. This song reached No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks in 1986 and No. 35 on the UK Singles Chart that same year. The music video for this song is also really popular among fans because it portrays a young woman who is about to be executed by a sadistic dictator who wants revenge for her father.
8. Little Fighter- White Lion
This song was released as the third single from the band’s second studio album “One Night Alone”, which came out in 1988. This song reached No. 15 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1990. The music video for this song showed a little boy who wants to fight but has no idea how to get started because he is too little to have a proper fight. He manages to somehow get his brothers help by showing him his toys and getting them ready for battle.
7. Wait For The Blackout- White Lion
“Wait For The Blackout” was one of the band’s most popular hit singles. It reached No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks in 1985 and No. 23 on the UK Singles Chart that same year. The title of this song comes from the lyrics, which talk about a guy who cannot find his lover, so he waits for her to come home from her bar night out, as he does not want to upset her by calling her name out loud for anyone to hear. In their music video for this song, they showed a guy who is looking for his lover and always waiting for the blackout so he can see her somewhere in the dark streets of New York City.
6. Broken Heart- White Lion
This song was released as the fourth single from their debut studio album “Turning Japanese”. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks in 1989. In their music video of “Broken Heart”, they showed a woman who was trying to pick up her broken heart by hoping that she’ll meet someone new. However, her heart is still broken so she has no idea how to fix it and find a new guy. And from the Song Lyrics, this song is about a woman who is trying to fix her broken heart by meeting someone new, but her heart still hurts.
5. Radar Love- White Lion
“Radar Love” is a song by the Dutch band Golden Earring and it was released in 1973. White Lion covered this song in their album “Pride”. The original song is about a man whose car broke down, so he hitched his way to the nearest town for help. The band performed a cover of this popular hit and re-recorded the track for their third studio album, which was released in 1990. They also included this one on their compilation album “Greatest Hits”, just like their other popular songs. It’s cool how they were able to create a unique rock cover of this old classic and make it sound really good.
4. Til Death Do Us Part- White Lion
White Lion’s version of “Til Death Do Us Part” presents a solid mix of heavy electric guitars and emotional lyrics. In the song’s music video, they said that they took inspiration from the film “The Godfather”. This song was included in the band’s compilation album “Greatest Hits”, which also includes their popular songs like “Wait” and “When the Children Cry”. The compilation album was released by EMI on July 15, 1991.
3. You’re All I Need- White Lion
“You’re All I Need” is another one of the band’s hit songs and one of the most popular songs that has helped them reach international stardom. The song appeared on their second album “One Night Alone”, which was released in 1988. This song also features a great guitar solo. The music video to this song is also very popular. According to Steemit, it talks about a man who is telling his woman that she’s all he needs to make him feel complete.
2. Wait- White Lion
“Wait” was an enormous hit in the band’s career, reaching No. 1 on both Billboard’s Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, No. 5 on Billboard Hot 100, and reaching top 10 on several other charts around the world. At the same time, this song was also featured on their first studio album “Turning Japanese”. The song has a really cool sound and it’s not just about waiting for something, it’s about waiting forever or never reaching your desired destination. Not to mention that this song was also included in other music albums, including “Best of Rock Ballads”, and “Hard Rock Ballads 2” featuring Jack Russell’s Great White.
1. When the Children Cry- White Lion
This is one of the most popular tracks by White Lion. This song features an incredible guitar solo which was performed by David Zowie. The lyrics are about a child who is being asked for money by his dad. The band’s single “When the Children Cry” has become ‘one of the most ubiquitous and recognized anthems of the 1980s’, according to Genius.com.
In closing, White Lion was an awesome band and they were able to create some amazing hit songs. Each of their songs brings a different kind of feeling and has a different story to tell the listeners. This band was great because each of its members was inspired by other bands that were famous back in the 80s, like The Who and Led Zeppelin. This is why they were able to create a unique blend that met somewhere between heavy metal and pop-rock.