#MusicMonday: Bon Jovi “Raise Your Hands”

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Rock Ballad of the Week: Bon Jovi “Thank You For Loving Me”

 

It’s hard for me to say the things
I want to say sometimes
There’s no one here but you and me
And that broken old street light
Lock the doors
We’ll leave the world outside
All I’ve got to give to you
Are these five words when I
Thank you for loving me
For being my eyes
When I couldn’t see
For parting my lips
When I couldn’t breathe
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me

I never knew I had a dream
Until that dream was you
When I look into your eyes
The sky’s a different blue
Cross my heart
I wear no disguise
If I tried, you’d make believe
That you believed my lies

Thank you for loving me
For being my eyes
When I couldn’t see
For parting my lips
When I couldn’t breathe
Thank you for loving me

You pick me up when I fall down
You ring the bell before they count me out
If I was drowning you would part the sea
And risk your own life to rescue me

Lock the doors
We’ll leave the world outside
All I’ve got to give to you
Are these five words when I

Thank you for loving me
For being my eyes
When I couldn’t see
You parted my lips
When I couldn’t breathe
Thank you for loving me

When I couldn’t fly
Oh, you gave me wings
You parted my lips
When I couldn’t breathe
Thank you for loving me

*”Thank You for Loving Me” as written by Jon Bon Jovi Richard Sambora

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Bon Jovi is an American rock band formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. It consists of singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald Previous bassist Alec John Such was dismissed in 1994, and longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora left in 2013.

In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums and their debut single “Runaway” managed to crack the Top 40. In 1986, the band achieved widespread success and global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, which sold over 20 million copies and included three Top 10 singles, two of which reached No. 1 (“You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin’ on a Prayer“)  Their fourth album, New Jersey (1988), was also very successful, selling over 10 million copies and featuring five Top 10 singles (a record for a hard rock album), two of which reached No. 1 (“Bad Medicine” and “I’ll Be There for You“). After the band toured and recorded extensively during the late 1980s, culminating in the 1988–90 New Jersey Tour, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora released successful solo albums in 1990 and 1991, respectively.

In 1992, the band returned with the double-platinum Keep the Faith. This was followed by their biggest-selling and longest-charting single “Always” (1994) and the album These Days (1995), which proved to be a bigger hit in Europe than in the United States, producing four Top Ten singles in the United Kingdom. Following a second hiatus, their 2000 album Crush, particularly the lead single, “It’s My Life“, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. The band followed up with Bounce in 2002. The platinum albums Have a Nice Day (2005) and Lost Highway (2007) saw the band incorporate elements of country music into some of the songs, including the 2006 single “Who Says You Can’t Go Home“, which won the band a Grammy Award and became the first single by a rock band to reach No. 1 on the country charts. The Circle (2009) marked a return to the band’s rock sound. The band also enjoyed great success touring, with both the 2005–06 Have a Nice Day Tour and 2007–08 Lost Highway Tour ranking among the Top 20 highest-grossing concert tours of the 2000s and the 2013 Because We Can Tour ranking among the highest-grossing of the 2010s. The band continues to tour and record, with their most recent album This House Is Not for Sale and its associated tour encompassing 2016–19.

Bon Jovi has released 14 studio albums, five compilations and three live albums. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the bestselling American rock bands and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.  Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and into the US Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2018.  The band received the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of The Week ~ Back To Back Edition: Bon Jovi :Livin On A Prayer

Once upon a time not so long ago
Tommy used to work on the docks, union’s been on strike
He’s down on his luck, it’s tough, so tough
Gina works the diner all day working for her man
She brings home her pay, for love, for love

She says, we’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got
It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not
We’ve got each other and that’s a lot for love
We’ll give it a shot

Woah, we’re half way there
Woah, livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear
Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Tommy’s got his six-string in hock
Now he’s holding in what he used to make it talk
So tough, it’s tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night, Tommy whispers
Baby, it’s okay, someday

We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got
It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not
We’ve got each other and that’s a lot for love
We’ll give it a shot

Woah, we’re half way there
Woah, livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear
Woah, livin’ on a prayer
Livin’ on a prayer

Oh, we’ve got to hold on, ready or not
You live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got
Woah, we’re half way there
Woah, livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear
Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Woah, we’re half way there
Woah, livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear
Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Woah, we’re half way there
Woah, livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear
Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Songwriters
SAMBORA, RICHARD / CHILD, DESMOND / BON JOVI, JON

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Livin’ on a Prayer” is Bon Jovi‘s second chart-topping single from their 12× platinum Slippery When Wet album. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child, the single, released in late 1986, was well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was givenheavy rotation at MTV, giving the band their first No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and their second consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit.[1]

The song has become the band’s signature song, topping fan-voted lists and re-charting around the world decades after its release. The original 45-RPM single release sold 800,000 copies in the United States, and in 2013 was certified Triple Platinum for over 3 million digital downloads.

~ source: wikipedia

Rock Ballad of The Week: Bon Jovi “Born To Be My Baby”

Rainy night and we worked all day
Both got jobs ’cause there’s bills to play
We’ve got somethin’ they can’t take away
Our love, our lives

Close the door, leave the cold outside
I don’t need nothin’,when I’m by your side
We’ve got somethin’ that’ll never die
Our dreams, our pride

My heart beats like a drum
(All night)
Flesh to flesh, one to one
(And its alright)
I’ll never let go cause
Theres somethin’ I know deep inside

You were born to be my baby
I was made to be your man
We’ve got somethin’ to believe in
even If we don’t know where we stand
Only God knows the reason
But He must have had a plan
‘Cause you were born to be my baby
And I was made to be your man

Light a candle, blow the world away
Table for two on a TV tray
It ain’t fancy, but that’s okay
Our time, our way

Hold me close baby, hang on tight
Buckle up baby for a bumpy ride
We’re two kids hitchin’ down this road of life
Our world, our fights

If we stand side by side
There’s a chance we’ll get by
I know that you’ll live
In my heart till the day I die

You were born to be my baby
I was made to be your man
We have got to believe in
Even if we don’t know where we stand
Only God knows the reason
But He must have had a plan
‘Cause you were born to be my baby
And baby I was made to be your man

Yeah my heart beats like a drum
(All night)
Flesh to flesh, one to one
(And its alright)
I’ll never let go
There’s somethin’ I know deep inside

You were born to be my baby
I was made to be your man
We’ve got somethin’ to believe in
If we don’t know where we stand
Only God knows the reason
But He must have had a plan
‘Cause you were born to be my baby
And I was made to be your man

Songwriters
SAMBORA, RICHARD / CHILD, DESMOND / BON JOVI, JON

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Born to Be My Baby” is a song performed by American hard rock band Bon Jovi. It was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, andDesmond Child. It was released in November 1988 as the second single from their album New Jersey. It peaked at number 3 on the BillboardHot 100 in 1989, #7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, number 22 in the UK, and number 30 in Australia.

“Born to Be My Baby” was the second of five singles from the New Jersey album to chart in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the most singles from an album to chart in the Top 10 for a rock band. Despite the song’s success, it was not included in the 1994 Cross Road greatest hits album. However the song was included on Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits album in 2010. In addition, an acoustic version of the song was recorded for their album This Left Feels Right.