Livin’ On A Prayer: History of Bon Jovi

It would be barely impossible to find someone who has never been heard about the iconic rock band Bon Jovi and its handsome vocalist Jon Bon Jovi. The band is famous for decades, has released 13 albums, and received numerous awards. The band has sold more than 120 million albums, made more than 2, 600 concerts in 50 countries around the globe, and more than 34 million fans attended the concerts. The career of Bon Jovi is already lasting for 27 years and the composition of members has been changed only once. It all seems like the shiny success that everyone is dreaming about. However, since 1983 when the band officially has started to perform, the members have survived many personals losses and catastrophes. So, what is the price of worldwide fame?

History of Bon Jovi
History of Bon Jovi

Members

Currently, the band has four official members: vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboard player David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The composition was changed only once in 1994 when the bassist Alec John Such was unofficially replaced by another bassist Hugh McDonald.

All members are playing together since 1983 when they have started the way as a supporting band for more famous bands at that time. Bon Jovi made one break from 1997 to 1999. During this time, the vocalist Jon Bon Jovi tried the career of an actor and lead roles in a few movies, as well as, he was writing songs and prepared the second solo album called “Destination Anywhere”. Tico Torres dedicated all-time for his paintings, David Bryan created musical tracks for other bands and singers. Richie Sambora released the second solo album “Undiscovered Soul” in 1998. They all met again in 1999 and has started another walk of fame as the band of Bon Jovi.

Famous Songs

Most of Bon Jovi songs became the worldwide mega-hits and are known by different generations. However, some of them gained even more fame. For example, the song “Born to Be My Baby” was the first song by Bon Jovi that reached the highest places in the top 10 in different countries. People liked the catchy music and easy idea of the song that told about the never-ending love. Another super hit was “I’ll Be There for You”. The love ballad released in 1988 won the hearts of fans and the No.1 positions on radios. This is considered as one of the most powerful love songs until these days.

Famous Songs
Famous Songs

The song “Lay Your Hands On Me” was released in the same year but it was totally different. It was a dedication to all instruments as the long solo of guitar and drums are heard. Well, fans loved this one also, and the Billboard gave the position No.7 of the chart to this hit. It might be declared that Bon Jovi is winning the top positions because they always have a clear message in their songs. As a result, “You Give Love a Bad Name” was another song that won all tops. The recent highlight of the Bon Jovi discography is the song “It’s My Life” that has a motivational context to not waste your life and can be usually heard in gyms around the world.