History YMMV / BonJovi

7th Feb '16 6:36:51 AM bwehehehe
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** ''Lost Highway,'' primarily due to being a country record.
** And then there's Richie Sambora and Phil X, who replaced the former twice in tour. Those on Sambora's side mostly argue that he is irreplaceable, considering he's been with the band for 3 decades and has co-written most of their major hits, while those on Phil's side consider him to be bringing back the energy that the band has once lost (though he's yet to play on a Bon Jovi studio album).

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** ''Lost Highway,'' Highway'' is another dividing line, primarily due to being a country record.
album compared to the rock material of the previous albums.
** And then there's one between supporters of Richie Sambora and Phil X, who replaced X; the latter replacing the former twice in tour. Those on Sambora's side mostly argue that he is his vocal harmonies and songwriting chemistry with Jon are irreplaceable, considering he's been with the band for 3 decades and has co-written most of their major hits, while those on Phil's side consider him to be bringing back the energy that the band has once lost (though he's yet to play on a Bon Jovi studio album).album).



* EvenBetterSequel: ''Slippery When Wet'' is their third studio album and also their biggest-selling one.

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* EvenBetterSequel: ''Slippery When Wet'' is their third studio album and also album, their biggest-selling one.one, and the one that catapulted them into superstardom.



* OldShame: Although it is a fan favorite, they consider ''7800° Fahrenheit'' to be this, due to not turning out as they wanted.
* ReplacementScrappy: Phil X.

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* OldShame: Although it is a fan favorite, they consider ''7800° Fahrenheit'' to be this, due to not turning out as they wanted.
wanted. So much that songs from that album have been played only about 10 times (and 2 songs) after the New Jersey tour ended ''in January 1991.''
* ReplacementScrappy: Phil X.X, as he replaced the band's longtime guitarist.
22nd Jan '16 4:41:59 PM youngbond007
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* OldShame: They consider ''7800° Fahrenheit'' to be this, due to not turning out as they wanted.

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* OldShame: They Although it is a fan favorite, they consider ''7800° Fahrenheit'' to be this, due to not turning out as they wanted.
5th Jan '16 4:43:29 AM matthewmatt
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** Try to listen to the chorus of "Born to Be My Baby" and not hear "[[{{Music/BruceSpringsteen}} The River]]".
29th Aug '15 3:38:19 PM bwehehehe
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* ContestedSequel: ''Burning Bridges'' is either their best album in 10 years or just as bad as ''What About Now.''


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** Even more egregious is the chorus of "Take Back The Night" being way too identical to a certain [[{{Music/SwedishHouseMafia}} Swedish House Mafia]] song.
26th Aug '15 7:47:46 AM bwehehehe
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* BrokenBase: Usually caused by [[NewSoundAlbum New Sound Albums.]]
**''Crush'''s LighterAndSofter tone is often considered to be the line dividing those from the fans who like the heavier sound of their older material and those who like the softer, new phase. Especially that the previous record, ''These Days,'' is generally considered to be their darkest album and also the "last good Bon Jovi record" to those who like their older material.
**''Lost Highway,'' primarily due to being a country record.
** And then there's Richie Sambora and Phil X, who replaced the former twice in tour. Those on Sambora's side mostly argue that he is irreplaceable, considering he's been with the band for 3 decades and has co-written most of their major hits, while those on Phil's side consider him to be bringing back the energy that the band has once lost (though he's yet to play on a Bon Jovi studio album).
* EvenBetterSequel: ''Slippery When Wet'' is their third studio album and also their biggest-selling one.



* ToughActToFollow : ''SlipperyWhenWet'' is the band's best-selling album, with a phenomenal 28 million copies sold world-wide. While ''New Jersey'' sold very well and the band has enjoyed long-lasting popularity, nothing else they've done has come close.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: See BrokenBase above.
* ToughActToFollow : ''SlipperyWhenWet'' ''Slippery When Wet'' is the band's best-selling album, with a phenomenal 28 million copies sold world-wide. While ''New Jersey'' sold very well and the band has enjoyed long-lasting popularity, nothing else they've done has come close.
2nd Aug '15 5:13:50 AM bwehehehe
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* ReplacementScrappy: Phill X


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* ReplacementScrappy: Phil X.
1st Aug '15 1:29:03 PM Shedlessguy
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* ReplacementScrappy: Phill X
31st Jul '15 8:56:43 AM bwehehehe
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** The chorus of "Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning" sounds a lot like the one on "[[{{Music/Nickelback}} Gotta Be Somebody.]]"
11th Jun '15 7:48:14 AM bwehehehe
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*** [[http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/en Jon Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen]].

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*** [[http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/en Jon Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen]]. Kitchen]].
** Phil X [[http://www.thestar.com/life/2013/11/08/bon_jovi_guitarist_phil_x_honours_memory_of_young_mississauga_woman_by_playing_her_guitar_in_concert.html played the custom-built guitar]] designed by Kara Shred, a graphic designer and hobby musician who died months before the band performed in Toronto. He found out about the guitar when he read the story on The Guitar World's Facebook page then asked the store's owner that he will play that guitar on stage. It can be seen on 4:40 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV2M2Sgg7G4 on this video.]]
9th Jun '15 12:05:06 PM bwehehehe
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* InternetBackdraft / InternetCounterattack: [[https://www.facebook.com/BonJovi/posts/10152770701257000 Fans]] [[https://www.facebook.com/BonJovi/posts/10152770700087000 started]] [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict persuading the band not to perform on Israel]], as news spread about them having plans to do so. Even when said posts are [[AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues announcements]] that they will perform on Malaysia and UAE. Let's see what happens when more details are announced.

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* InternetBackdraft / InternetCounterattack: InternetBackdraft: [[https://www.facebook.com/BonJovi/posts/10152770701257000 Fans]] Some fans]] [[https://www.facebook.com/BonJovi/posts/10152770700087000 started]] [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict persuading the band not to perform on Israel]], as news spread about them having plans to do so.it was announced that they will perform there. Even when said posts are [[AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues announcements]] that they will perform on Malaysia and UAE. Let's see what happens when more details are announced.



** Some folks like to Drop "WHAA-OOH! LI-VIN' ON A PRAYER!!!" on random, sometimes in rhyme. And, in general, people tend to give that as a response whenever someone mentions being "halfway there."

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** Some folks like to Drop "WHAA-OOH! LI-VIN' ON A PRAYER!!!" on random, sometimes in rhyme. And, in general, people tend to give that as a response whenever someone mentions being "halfway there.""
*** Adam Hills, in one of his sketches in ''[[Series/LiveAtTheApollo Live At The Apollo]]'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTiNVijYvQk said]] that sending Israeli and Palestinian envoys side-by-side singing Livin' On A Prayer can solve the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
--> '''Adam Hills:''' ''Just pull out a microphone. (imitates Richie Sambora's talkbox) And just wait. Honestly I think the Israelis would crack first. "Well not this is ridiculous, how can we-TOMMY USED TO WORK ON THE DOCKS!" The Palestinians would have to join in, "This is outrageous! How can we-GINA WORKS THE DINER ALL DAY!" Give it a minute, they'd all be on their feet, lighters in the air. "WOOOOAAAAHHH LIVIN' ON A PRAYER!" I mean sure, they'd argue about which prayer, but at least they'd be singing together!''
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