Today in Music History, February 27

26 years ago today Bon Jovi from New Jersey sat atop the U.S. singles charts with “Livin On A Prayer.”   It was the  second single from the band’s Slippery When Wet album.   The tune was written by  Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora with Desmond Child. It was  released in late 1986, was well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was an MTV staple video for quite some time. It has  become the band’s signature song .

The band revisited the song after the 2001 terror attacks and presented an acoustic version of the song.

Do you know John Bongiovi’s real middle name?

Thank you to my friend David Derr who just shared this wonderful snippeted version of the song!

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