Once Bitten, Twice Shy

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"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
Ian Hunter once bitten.jpg
Single by Ian Hunter
from the album Ian Hunter
B-side"3,000 Miles from Here"
Released4 April 1975
Format7"
RecordedJanuary–March 1975 at AIR Studios, London
GenreRock
Length3:52
LabelColumbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Ian Hunter
Producer(s)Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson
Ian Hunter singles chronology
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
(1975)
"Who Do You Love?"
(1975)
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
(1975)
"Who Do You Love?"
(1975)
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
Single by Shaun Cassidy
from the album Wasp
Released1980
Format7"
Recorded1980
GenrePop
Length4:08
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Ian Hunter
Producer(s)Todd Rundgren
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
Single by Great White
from the album ...Twice Shy
B-side"Slow Ride"
Released1989
Format7"
RecordedTotal Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
GenreHard rock, blues rock, glam metal, heavy metal
Length5:24
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Ian Hunter
Producer(s)Alan Niven, Michael Lardie
Great White singles chronology
"Mista Bone"
(1989)
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
(1989)
"The Angel Song"
(1989)
"Mista Bone"
(1989)
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
(1989)
"The Angel Song"
(1989)

"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 included in the 2017 feature-length biographical documentary, and compilation Soundtrack,[2] entitled Beside Bowie: the Mick Ronson Story.[3]

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

Great White cover[edit]

"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[4] and again in the UK.[5]

Later cover versions[edit]

Track listings[edit]

Ian Hunter 1975 single[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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Once Bitten Twice Shy Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  2. ^ Discogs ~ Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story the Soundtrack
  3. ^ YouTube ~ Beside Bowie: the Mick Ronson Story (2017) Trailer #1
  4. ^ "...Twice Shy Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Once Bitten Twice Shy 1989 Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  6. ^ Eddie and the Hot Rods, Better Late than Never Retrieved June 23, 2016.

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