History Music / BonJovi

26th Jun '17 2:26:30 AM RHCPFan
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* AudienceParticipationSong: Let's just say the band is fond of invoking this trope, most especially in "Livin' On A Prayer" and "You Give Love A Bad Name." Justified in the former that Jon himself has rarely sung the chorus after the ''Slippery When Wet'' tour. "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Who Says You Can't Go Home" take this up by a notch, with the ''entire'' audience singing the first verse and an audience member singing it with Jon respectively.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: Let's just say the band is fond of invoking this trope, most especially in "Livin' On A Prayer" and "You Give Love A Bad Name." Justified in the former that Jon himself has rarely sung the chorus after the ''Slippery When Wet'' tour.tour, probably due to a [[VocalRangeExceeded variety]] [[VocalEvolution of reasons]]. "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Who Says You Can't Go Home" take this up by a notch, with the ''entire'' audience singing the first verse and an audience member singing it with Jon respectively.
7th Apr '17 3:06:36 AM bwehehehe
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* TheImmodestOrgasm: You can hear ''lots'' of moaning during the first few seconds or so of "Social Disease."


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* ThatSyncingFeeling: Zigzagged. During the opener ("This House Is Not For Sale") of the April 2017 Mohegan Sun show, a downtuned alternate version of the song can be heard playing over the band, which was only noticed after said track went out of sync and went straight to the bridge, while the band was playing the second chorus. It can be clearly seen that whatever the band was hearing on their in-ear monitors is different from what is blaring over the PA system, though they noticed it sometime later when Jon and David looked at each other while Tico was trying to catch up with the track. Jon's brother Matt blamed the incident on the track used to sync with the lighting during the soundcheck (which was supposed to be closed) not being closed by the time the band was performing. Only a soundboard mix of the show (which, along with nearly every other THINFS gig, is being sold by the band) can prove/disprove that Jon lip-synced throughout the song, considering he was the only one who wasn't heard through the PA system. Which is likely the reason they ditched the backing track before the solo in "Livin' On a Prayer" the following show.
** The band experienced a similar situation at Osaka in 2006, where the "Livin' On a Prayer" click track containing backing vocals was triggered earlier than usual and threw them off in the key change.
24th Mar '17 7:23:56 AM erforce
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-->--'''"Wanted Dead or Alive"'''

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-->--'''"Wanted -->-- '''"Wanted Dead or Alive"'''



* 1990 - ''[[{{Film/YoungGuns}} Blaze of Glory]]''

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* 1990 - ''[[{{Film/YoungGuns}} ''[[Film/YoungGunsII Blaze of Glory]]''
12th Nov '16 2:09:48 PM riothegod
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* EgocentricTeamNaming: named after Jon Bon Jovi.

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* EgocentricTeamNaming: named after Jon Bon Jovi.lead singer John Francis Bongiovi Jr. last name pronounced exactly like the band's name
12th Nov '16 2:04:10 PM riothegod
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* BawdySong: "Bad Medicine"
5th Nov '16 4:53:11 AM bwehehehe
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Bon Jovi formed in 1983 with John Francis Bongiovi Jr. aka Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Alec John Such, and Tico Torres. Richie Sambora joined shortly afterwards. Other than the departure of Such in 1994 (which pared the official lineup down to a quartet - his replacement, Hugh [=McDonald=], did not become an official member until 2016), and Sambora in 2013 (replaced by touring member Phil X, who was an unofficial member until 2016 when, like Hugh, he was made an official member), the lineup has remained more or less stable. After two moderately successful albums in 1984 and 1985, the band scored big with Slippery When Wet from 1986 and New Jersey from 1988, which sold a combined 19 million copies in the U.S. alone, charted eight Top Ten hits (including four number one hits), and launched the band into global super stardom.

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Bon Jovi formed in 1983 with John Francis Bongiovi Jr. aka Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Alec John Such, and Tico Torres. Richie Sambora joined shortly afterwards. Other than the departure of Such in 1994 (which pared the official lineup down to a quartet - his replacement, Hugh [=McDonald=], did not become an official member until 2016), and Sambora in 2013 (replaced by touring member Phil X, who was an unofficial member until 2016 when, like Hugh, he was made an official member), the lineup has remained more or less stable. After two moderately successful albums in 1984 and 1985, the band scored big with Slippery ''Slippery When Wet Wet'' from 1986 and New Jersey ''New Jersey'' from 1988, which sold a combined 19 million copies in the U.S. alone, charted eight Top Ten hits (including four number one hits), and launched the band into global super stardom.



* ''John Shanks'' - producer (2005-present), guitar (on ''Burning Bridges'' and most tracks on ''This House Is Not For Sale''), rhythm guitar, vocals [[note]]Touring only[[/note]] (2016-present)

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* ''John Shanks'' - producer RecordProducer (2005-present), guitar (on ''Burning Bridges'' and most tracks on ''This House Is Not For Sale''), rhythm guitar, vocals [[note]]Touring only[[/note]] (2016-present)
29th Oct '16 1:07:40 AM bwehehehe
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* AudienceParticipationSong: Let's just say the band is fond of invoking this trope, most especially in "Livin' On A Prayer" and "You Give Love A Bad Name." Justified in the former that Jon himself has rarely sung the chorus after the ''Slippery When Wet'' tour. "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Who Says You Can't Go Home" takes this up by a notch, with the ''entire'' audience singing the first verse and an audience member singing it with Jon respectively.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: Let's just say the band is fond of invoking this trope, most especially in "Livin' On A Prayer" and "You Give Love A Bad Name." Justified in the former that Jon himself has rarely sung the chorus after the ''Slippery When Wet'' tour. "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Who Says You Can't Go Home" takes take this up by a notch, with the ''entire'' audience singing the first verse and an audience member singing it with Jon respectively.


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* VocalEvolution: Jon started out in the 80s with a smooth but aggressive voice and had a tendency for using his then-powerful falsetto when he can. That falsetto voice started petering out by the time ''Slippery When Wet'' came out, then his ''entire'' singing voice gave out in late 1986 or early 1987, causing him to take steroids just so he can sing. His voice had gotten a bit rougher in ''New Jersey'', and virtually their entire catalogue had to be down-tuned half a step live. He maintained most of the grit in ''Keep the Faith'' and got smoother by the mid-90s when he picked up smoking. He started losing his range in the 2000s, causing his voice to be shot for some part on the ''Bounce'' tour and re-arranging ballads to suit his voice on the following one. As early as 2006, he started showing signs of switching his style to a more nasal one, which became more prominent as he regained part of his range in ''Lost Highway'' onwards, well at least until the middle of the 2013 ''Because We Can'' tour when his voice rapidly declined to the point that he's struggling to sing "You Give Love A Bad Name" and desperately clinging himself to the mic stand, a state which he hasn't recovered from since.
29th Oct '16 12:35:22 AM bwehehehe
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* AudienceParticipationSong:
** "Livin' on a Prayer" and "You Give Love a Bad Name".
** "Wanted Dead or Alive" became this as well, with Jon letting the crowd sing the entire first verse.
** "I'll Be There For You" has the audience singing "woooaaaahhh"s.
** "Who Says You Can't Go Home" has Jon repeating "It's Alright!" along with the audience. Sometimes a fan will be asked to sing this with him.

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* AudienceParticipationSong:
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AudienceParticipationSong: Let's just say the band is fond of invoking this trope, most especially in "Livin' on a On A Prayer" and "You Give Love a A Bad Name".
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Name." Justified in the former that Jon himself has rarely sung the chorus after the ''Slippery When Wet'' tour. "Wanted Dead or Alive" became this as well, with Jon letting the crowd sing the entire first verse.
** "I'll Be There For You" has the audience singing "woooaaaahhh"s.
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and "Who Says You Can't Go Home" has Jon repeating "It's Alright!" along takes this up by a notch, with the audience. Sometimes a fan will be asked to sing this ''entire'' audience singing the first verse and an audience member singing it with him.Jon respectively.



* ElectronicDanceMusic: "Born Again Tomorrow" is a mixture of this and the band's own sound.

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* ElectronicDanceMusic: "Born Again Tomorrow" is a mixture of this and the band's own sound. Go back one album, and you'll get "Take Back The Night," which has a similar vibe.



** If we're talking about songs that barely went past the 6-minute mark, we have Blood on Blood (6:14), Bed of Roses (6:34), Hey God (6:10), These Days (6:33), and Next 100 Years (6:19).

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** If we're talking about songs that barely went past the 6-minute mark, we have Blood on Blood (6:14), Bed of Roses (6:34), Hey God (6:10), These Days (6:33), and Next 100 Years (6:19). Fingerprints is the only post-''Crush'' track to approach this trope at 5:59.



* HymnToMusic: "Scars on This Guitar" is about songwriting.



* TheInvisibleBand: The video of "Labor Of Love" is their only one without any member showing up on it.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection.''
** The UpdatedReRelease of ''New Jersey'' in 2014 is the Deluxe Edition. The Super Deluxe Edition has a DVD on it.
22nd Oct '16 7:01:18 PM bwehehehe
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* ''Matt O'Ree'' [[note]]Touring only[[/note]] - rhythm guitar, vocals (2015)

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* ''Matt O'Ree'' ''Everett Bradley [[note]]Touring only[[/note]]'' - percussion, vocals (2016-present)
* Matt O'Ree
[[note]]Touring only[[/note]] - rhythm guitar, vocals (2015)



* ''John Shanks'' - producer (2005-present), guitar (on ''Burning Bridges'' and most tracks on ''This House Is Not For Sale'')

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* ''John Shanks'' - producer (2005-present), guitar (on ''Burning Bridges'' and most tracks on ''This House Is Not For Sale'')Sale''), rhythm guitar, vocals [[note]]Touring only[[/note]] (2016-present)



** "If I Was Your Mother" is perhaps their heaviest song, scratching Level 7. The live "[[CarefulWithThatAxe jungle versions]]" of "Keep the Faith" can shoot up to a 6, as well as "Hey God" and "I Could Make A Living Out of Lovin' You."

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** "If I Was Your Mother" is perhaps their heaviest song, scratching Level 7. The live "[[CarefulWithThatAxe jungle versions]]" of "Keep the Faith" can shoot up to a 6, as well as "Hey God" God", "Undivided", and "I Could Make A Living Out of Lovin' You."



** From TheNineties up to 2005, Bon Jovi falls mainly to 5 or 4, with a few exceptions (The first two aforementioned level 6 and 7 tracks are from ''Keep the Faith'' and ''These Days,'' respectively, and ballads like "Bed of Roses" and "Always" are much lower).

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** From TheNineties up to 2005, Bon Jovi falls mainly to 5 or 4, with a few exceptions (The first two aforementioned level 6 and 7 tracks are from ''Keep the Faith'' Faith'', ''Bounce'', and ''These Days,'' Days'', respectively, and ballads like "Bed of Roses" and "Always" are much lower).



** The newer albums are mostly at 4, though ''What About Now'' and ''Burning Bridges'' have mixed bags ranging from 1-4.

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** The newer albums Albums from ''The Circle'' onwards are mostly on average at 4, 3-4, though ''What About Now'' and ''Burning Bridges'' have mixed bags ranging "The Devil's In The Temple" from 1-4. ''This House Is Not For Sale'' scratches 6.



* PowerBallad: Quite a few of them - "I'll Be There For You," "Bed of Roses," "(You Want To) Make a Memory," "This Ain't A Love Song," "Always," "Wanted Dead Or Alive," etc. In fact, every album bar the first has at least one

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* PowerBallad: Quite a few of them - "I'll Be There For You," "Bed of Roses," "(You Want To) Make a Memory," "This Ain't A Love Song," "Always," "Wanted Dead Or Alive," etc. In fact, every album bar Averted in ''Bon Jovi'', ''Burning Bridges'', and ''This House Is Not For Sale''.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: ''This House Is Not For Sale'' is greatly influenced by
the first has at least oneevents that happened during the band's 2013-16 period, including Richie's departure, Jon's trouble with the label and the release of ''Burning Bridges'', and the ensuing CreatorBreakdown that happened.
7th Oct '16 3:25:45 PM Exxolon
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* DudeWheresMyRespect: This is mostly a fan reaction to Hugh [=McDonald=] (who replaced Alec as bassist) not being made an official member, not appearing in most videos, not appearing in publicity photos etc. despite now being in the band longer than Alec was. [=McDonald=] himself didn't seem to have an issue with it and the band themselves have said it's wasn't a knock against Hugh but just that they agreed to never officially replace Alec when he left. Finally averted when both Hugh and new guitarist Phil X became official band members in 2016 prior to the release of the upcoming album ''This House Is Not For Sale'' where Hugh and Phil appear in the title song's video and in publicity shots for the album.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: This is was mostly a fan reaction to Hugh [=McDonald=] (who replaced Alec as bassist) not being made an official member, not appearing in most videos, not appearing in publicity photos etc. between 1994 and 2016 despite now being having been in the band longer than Alec was. [=McDonald=] himself didn't seem to have an issue with it and the band themselves have said it's wasn't a knock against Hugh but just that they agreed to never officially replace Alec when he left. Finally averted when both Hugh and new guitarist Phil X became official band members in 2016 prior to the release of the upcoming album ''This House Is Not For Sale'' where Hugh and Phil appear in the title song's video and in publicity shots for the album.
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