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Written by Jon Bon JoviRichie Samboraand Desmond Childthe single, released in latewas well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was given heavy rotation at MTVgiving the band their first No.
The song is the band's signature songtopping fan-voted lists and re-charting around the world decades after its release. The original RPM single release soldcopies in the United States, [ citation needed ] and in was certified Triple Platinum Parapet (Pkrek + Marian Jaslovsky RMX) - Prezident Lourajder - Druhé Remixy over 3 million digital downloads.
Lead guitarist Richie Sambora, however, convinced him the song was good, and they reworked it with a new bassline recorded by Hugh McDonald uncredited   different drum fills and the use of a talk box to include it on Slippery When Wet. The song spent two weeks at number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracksfrom January 31 to February 14,and four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hotfrom February 14 to March It also hit number four on the UK singles chart. The album version of the song, timed aroundfades Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Night (DVD) at the end.
However, the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour features the song's original studio ending, where the band revisit the intro riff and end with a talk box solo; this version Cop Theme - Timecode - 98.2 at The original ending is also playable on the similar video game Rock Band 2though edited in this case thereby eliminating the talk box solo at the end.
The version included on the DualDisc edition of Slippery When Wet has an extended version of the original ending, with a different talk box solo playing over the riff possibly taken from an outtake of the song ; this version, which fades out at the end like the standard version of the song, ends at After the September 11, attacks — in which New Jersey was the second-hardest hit state after New Yorksuffering hundreds of casualties among both WTC workers and first responders — the band performed an acoustic version of this song for New York.
Inonline voters rated "Livin' on a Prayer" No. It was also No. Init was chosen in an online vote on the Grammy. The song, including its original ending, is also playable on the music video games Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2. In Novemberthe song made its return to the Billboard Hot at number 25, due to a viral video. InShortList's Dave Fawbert listed the song as containing "one of the greatest key changes in music Miles Davis - In A Silent Way. The song reveals two characters, Tommy and Gina, a working-class couple who struggle to make ends meet.
Tommy loses his job as a dockworker due to a strike while Gina works at a diner as a waitress. Jon Bon Jovi had an acquaintance who was a star baseball player in his school and wanted to be a professional baseball player only for his girlfriend to inform him of her pregnancy wherein he gave up the ambition and took up a job in a factory.
Desmond Child was a taxi driver in New York while his then-girlfriend, singer-songwriter Maria Vidalworked as a diner waitress, similar to Gina in the song. The owner and employees of the diner called Vidal as Gina due to her physical resemblance to Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida. It's working class and it's real… I wanted to incorporate the movie element, and tell a story about people I knew.
So instead of doing what I did on ' Runaway ', where the girl didn't have a name, I gave them names, which gave them an identity… Tommy and Gina aren't two specific people; they represent a lifestyle. Bon Jovi explained that he "wrote that song during the Reagan era and the trickle-down economics are really inspirational to writing songs". In the beginning of the video, Jon has a harness Jeito Cigano - Leci Brandão - Auto-Estima by professional stunt coordinators and stunt spotters, and during the final chorus, he soars over the crowd via overhead wires attached to the harness.
Bon Jovi have themselves reworked the song several times, including an acoustic live version that served as a precursor to the MTV Unplugged series and a re-recorded version of the song, "Prayer '94," which appeared on U. In this segment, a man and his wife were at a gas station when they were suddenly offered a free tank of Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Night (DVD) in exchange for singing a song.
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