Monday, November 2, 2009

Livin On A Prayer- Bon Jovi's Greatest Hard Rock Achievement

This song was recorded in 1986 and came with a bang at the mainstream. The song spent 4 weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987 and two weeks on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. This song has been rated no. 1 in the list of greatest rock songs of the 80's by VH1's online voting.
It made a new image of the band in the Mainstream Rock.

The song is basically about a fictional working class couple. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child, a professional songwriter who has also written hits for Kiss, Aerosmith, Michael Bolton etc. Jon wanted to skip this song from Slippery When Wet Album but Richie convinced him, and Jon after having a conversation with a group of teenagers changed his mind and decided to add this song in their album and now this album is the best selling rock album of Bon Jovi with an estimated selling of 12 million copies worldwide.

The arrangements in this song was unique. Richie used a talkbox which gave the song a very distinctive sound. The use of synthesizer has been extensively done. In the list of 100 greatest rock anthems it has been rated at no. 25. The song has become a necessity for their live acts.

I Recommend It To All Bon Jovi Fans !


ritchie said...

Oh.. I Just Love This Song. One Of My Favorites From Bon Jovi.

drewzepmeister said...

Love the new look!

This song has some meaning to me in it when I was in a relationship. (We both broke in a LDR.)

But I did see Bon Jovi in concert during their 1988 Brotherhood Tour. Good show!

bearockr said...

Thanks Very Much Drew For Your Appreciation Of My Blog's New Look. And secondly, Congrats for having seen Bon Jovi Live ! I've Heard He's A Wonderful Performer On Stage ..

classicrockforthesoul said...

Great post. I love Bon Jovi and that song is a must for any road trip! :)

Great new look, by the way!

bearockr said...

Aww... Thanks Very Much Alexa ! Glad You Liked The Post AS Well As My Blog's New Look Too!