Livin’ on a Prayer
|“Livin’ on a Prayer”|
|Songwriter(s)||Jon Bon Jovi Richie Sambora Desmond Child|
|Bon Jovi singles chronology|
They called her Gina because she reminded them of (Italian actress) Gina Lollobrigida. So we started the song off with Johnny and Gina because Johnny was my original name. And (Jon) said, “I can’t be singing about Johnny.
Bon Jovi – Runaway & Heart Of America ( Live Farm Aid 1985)
1 in November 1986, and ” Livin’ on a Prayer ” reached No. 1 on Feb. 14, 1987, and stayed there for four weeks. It’s the band’s longest-running top hit, and its lead characters, Tommy and Gina, have become part of rock mythology.
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His father was of Italian (the name Bongiovi comes from Sciacca, Sicily) and Slovak ancestry and his mother is of German and Russian descent. He has stated that he is a blood relative of singer Frank Sinatra. Bon Jovi was raised Catholic.
Jon Bon Jovi Richie Sambora Max Martin its my life (высокий минус) / Композиторы Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi shares the inspiration for Bon Jovi’s song “It’s My Life,” which was in part inspired by the legendary singer Frank Sinatra’s lyrics, I did it my way. Plus, Jon talks about how writing a song from a “pure place” gives him a greater chance of resonating with listeners.
Will Estes (as Tommy ) and Shiri Appleby (as Gina ) are the two main characters. At the beginning, Tommy is watching a video of a Bon Jovi concert on his computer when he is ordered by his mother to take out the trash.
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Sambora, who joined BON JOVI in 1983 and co-wrote most of the group’s iconic hits over the following three decades, hadn’t shared the stage with the band since he left the “Because We Can” tour five years ago. Such was fired from the group in 1994, reportedly because of his poor live performances.
The reason the key change in “ Livin’ on a Prayer ” sounds so dramatic is because it is just a ridiculous leap. In the last chorus, they jump an entire minor third up from the previous choruses. That’s one way to do it.