Bon Jovi is an American rock group from New Jersey, formed in 1983 by Jon Bon Jovi, the band's leader. With Richie Sambora (guitar) for more than 30 years, David Bryan (keyboards), Tico Torres (drums) and Hugh McDonald (bassist) who left the band in 2013. The group achieved great success, acceptance and worldwide fame over the decades. from the 80s and 90s. With a sometimes soft rock, alternated with ballads and romantic lyrics, Bon Jovi definitely achieved fame in 1986 with the success of his album "Slippery when wet", which was the best-selling album in 1987 on U.S. This highlights the song "Livin 'on a prayer", designated the best song of the 80s by the prestigious American chain VH1. And that's why that song is the first in our top of the best Bon Jovi songs . The band's style is characterized as "hard rock", "pop / hair metal", "sand pop" or "pop rock", although they also experimented with other genres sometimes. In fact, with the passage of time and the evolution of the band, it shows how it matures, and even including songs of "country music" and "country rock", getting a sound that Jon Bon Jovi himself described as "influenced by Nashville. " Choosing the best Bon Jovi songs is not possible without reflecting their different styles. From the first studio album "Keep the faith", to the "What about now", Bon Jovi's music, as the prestigious Allmusic website has described it, has been able to play with "guitar resonance, bright keyboards and prolonged rhythms ". Jon Bon Jovi himself has commented that his influences are Bruce Springteen, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Van Halen, the Beatles, Tom Petty and The Animals. (as you will see from very different typologies). This is the sound of the band and these are the best songs of Bon Jovi , in our opinion.
Livin 'on a prayer
His first great success and it is said that the best song of Bon Jovi . From the album "Slippery when wet". Published in 1986. He deserved, among others, the American Music Award for the Favorite Pop / Rock Favorite in 1988.
It's my life
First single from the album "Crush". Published in the year 2000. He deserved the prize for the Video of the year 2001 in the VH1 awards My Music Awards
Without doubt one of the most powerful ballads of Bon Jovi. It was the first single from the album "Cross Road", in 1994, and became the best selling single.
You give love a bad name
From the album "Slippery when wet", released in 1986. He reached first place in the Billboard Hot 100 ranking.
Thank you for loving me
Third single from the album "Crush", published in 2000. It is, without a doubt, one of the best romantic songs of Bon Jovi .
I'll be there for you
The "power ballad" par excellence of the band. Released in 1988 with the album "New Jersey". The song soon reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Keep the faith
From the album of the same name, published in 1992, meant the return of Bon Jovi to a more metallic and aggressive rock. It is a hymn in the band's concerts.
Bed of roses
Published in 1993, from the album "Keep the faith". It is said that Jon Bon Jovi wrote it in a hotel room on a hangover night. If that is true, who would have told the author that it would be one of Bon Jovi's best songs ? It is a "power ballad" that demonstrated the variety of styles of the group, more mature after its success as "glam metal" in the 80s.
Born to be my baby
Released in 1988 as the second single from the hit album "New Jersey", it reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989, 7 in the British Mainstream Rock Tracks, and 30 in Australia.
Wanted dead or alive
Released in 1986, with the album "Slippery when wet", it represents one of the group's rock country songs.
With 17 albums and 17 tours, it can be said, without a doubt, that Bon Jovi is and continues to be a prolific band, which has published and brought to the top of the list many songs. It is, as we said at the beginning, a style that has evolved and a band capable of making romantic ballads, and more intense rock songs, with lyrics of denunciation, of love, of heartbreak ... That has not Simplified the work of choosing the best songs of Bon Jovi . However, we have opted for the most mythical, those that all rockers associate directly with them and that most marked since the beginning the group's career. In any case, they continue to work, and their latest creations are also worth considering, despite the departure of the charismatic Richie Sambora and his characteristic guitar sound. But we are still waiting for more ... What do you think? Which are your favorites?