Once Bitten, Twice Shy

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"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
Single by Ian Hunter
from the album Ian Hunter
A-side "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
B-side "3,000 Miles from Here"
Released 4 April 1975
Format 7"
Recorded January–March 1975 at AIR Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 3:52
Label Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Writer(s) Ian Hunter
Producer(s) Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson
Ian Hunter singles chronology
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
"Who Do You Love?"
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
Single by Great White
from the album ...Twice Shy
A-side "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
B-side "Slow Ride"
Released 1989
Format 7"
Recorded Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, glam metal, heavy metal
Length 5:20
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Ian Hunter
Producer(s) Alan Niven and Michael Lardie
Great White singles chronology
"Mista Bone"
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
"The Angel Song"

"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.[1]

The song was covered by Shaun Cassidy on his 1980 LP, Wasp.

"Once Bitten, Twice Shy" 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[2] and again in the UK.[3] The song was also covered by the Australian rock group The Angels on their 1991 album Red Back Fever.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" – 3:52
  2. "3,000 Miles from Here" – 2:48

Shaun Cassidy 1980 single[edit]

  1. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" – 4:08

Great White 1989 single[edit]

  1. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" – 5:20
  2. "Slow Ride" – 3:53
  3. "Wasted Rock Ranger" (Cassette only)


  1. ^ "Once Bitten Twice Shy Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "...Twice Shy Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Once Bitten Twice Shy 1989 Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 

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