Livin’ on a Prayer
|“Livin’ on a Prayer”|
|Songwriter(s)||Jon Bon Jovi Richie Sambora Desmond Child|
|Bon Jovi singles chronology|
Slippery When Wet is the third studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released on August 18, 1986 by Mercury Records in North America and Vertigo Records internationally.
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.
Grip. Living on a Prayer is featured in Rock Star, but not in Young Guns.
Lest you think Jon Bon Jovi’s new Palm Beach, Fla. mansion is his only home, let us remind you that he also has a chateau in New Jersey. You read that correctly — the singer has a French-inspired chateau in his hometown of Middletown, N.J., according to CNBC.
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.
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.
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.
A “ Slippery When Wet ” sign is a sign that business owners or employees must put down to warn people that they can slip and fall on the floor when it is wet . Whenever a floor is wet , the business must post a sign .
Slippery When Wet. 1. Most of the songs on the album were written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora .
In addition to penning hits for their own platinum selling albums, Jon and Richie have written songs for other artists including Cher’s “We All Sleep Alone,” Loverboy’s “Notorious” and the song they wrote and produced, “Peace in Our Time” on Russian band Gorky Park’s new Polygram lp.