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Bon Jovi

Livin' On A Prayer

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1986
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“Livin’ on a Prayer” is Bon Jovi’s second single from their Slippery When Wet album. The song is now considered a classic, a cornerstone of the long-running success of Bon Jovi, and is considered to be the band’s signature song. Jon Bon Jovi did not like the original recording of this song, which can be found as a hidden track on 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can’t Be Wrong. Richie Sambora convinced him the song was good, and they reworked it and included it on their Slippery When Wet album. It became their signature song, spending four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987. It also hit number four on the UK singles chart. When Bon Jovi plays the song in concert, they frequently end it with the guitar riff from Derek and the Dominos’ version of “Little... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Whoa, livin' on a prayer ... Take my hand and we'll make it I swear ... Whoa, we're half way there

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