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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