Friday, June 10, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: BON JOVI - YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME

"You Give Love A Bad Name", by Bon Jovi
"You Give Love a Bad Name" is the first single from 1986 album "Slippery When Wet" by Bon Jovi.

The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child, and Richie Sambora about a woman who has jilted her lover. Although originally written for the band Loverboy,  the song was recorded by Bon Jovi. The track hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 29, 1986, Bon Jovi's first number one hit. The song reentered the charts at #29 after Blake Lewis performed it on American Idol. In 2009 it was named the 20th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.

The song was written with several catchy repeated lines and associated hooks to appeal to mainstream audiences including the chorus as well as several bridges. Some critics say that the song has the same chorus structure as "If You Were A Woman And I Was A Man" by Bonnie Tyler. The Tyler song was also cowritten by Desmond Child. Desmond Child has stated that the song is effectively a reuse of the musical structure of the earlier song. Some say the song has to do with Diane Lane's break up with Jon Bon Jovi.

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