THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
325-Bon Jovi-Livin’ on a Prayer.
1986-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.22.Every Mobile DJ and party DJ probably plays this religiously.
Bon Jovi were formed in 1983 in Sayreville,New Jersey,America,they took their name from lead singer John Bongiovi.
Livin’ on a Prayer was written by Jon Bon Jovi(see also best songs 959) and the bands now ex lead guitarist Richie Samboro. In an attempt to give the band a more commercial sound Desmond Child(born John Barrett,1953) was brought in.He had previously worked with another ‘Glam Metal’ band.’Kiss.’
The song is a fictional tale telling of the struggles of two young people,Tommy and Gina and how their love and ambitions get them through the hard times.
Tommy and Gina also make an appearance in Bon Jovi’s hit from 2000, ‘It’s My Life.’
Tommy used to work on the docks,union’s been on strike he’s down on his luck.’
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