Bon Jovi is the epitome of the hair band generation, but were able to transcend that stereotype and become one of the greatest rock bands to date. Bon Jovi
has hard-hitting rock music combined with the vocals of Jon Bon Jovi himself. Women have been going crazy over this music for decades, and even men will rock out to the music of Bon Jovi. Over the years, Bon Jovi has had many hit songs. These are the top ten songs by Bon Jovi.
10. “You Give Love a Bad Name”
“You Give Love a Bad Name” appears on the Slippery When Wet album released in 1986. This song is hard hitting rock that will never become stale. The lyrics are solid and the instrumentals almost force movement into the body. “You Give Love a Bad Name” is definitely on the Bon Jovi top ten songs list.
9. “Dry Country”
“Dry Country” is a little discussed song that can be found on the Keep the Faith album released in 1999. This song has a lot to say about rural America and is a throwback to the southern rock of the 70’s. This song has been hailed as an epic but is still widely unknown. Richie Sambora’s guitar solo is part of what makes this song so epic. Although lesser known, “Dry Country” is one of the top ten songs by Bon Jovi.
8. “Bed of Roses”
Also hailing from the Keep the Faith album is the beautiful ballad, “Bed of Roses.”” Bed of Roses” is a song that makes women melt. It was this song that really pushed the sales up on this album. “Bed of Roses” may not be the Bon Jovi sound we are accustomed to, but it is certainly an incredible song that is worthy of ranking in the top ten.
7. “Bad Medicine”
“Bad Medicine” is a true rock song from the New Jersey album released in 1988. The message behind this song is simple. Falling in love has its pitfalls and perils, including becoming obsessed with the other person. “Bad Medicine” has great instrumentals and catchy lyrics and definitely rocks. This song is the first of several from the New Jersey album that make the top ten list.
6. “Wanted Dead or Alive”
Another hit song from the Slippery When Wet album is “Wanted Dead or Alive.” This song has been played religiously on rock radio since its release. It was even later recorded acoustically and garnered an even larger fan base. Although the band was relatively new when this album was released, this song showcases their undeniable talent and what the future held. “Wanted Dead or Alive” is by far one of the top ten songs by Bon Jovi.
“Always” is a song that appears on one of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits albums, Crossroad. This song is a new song even though it appears on a greatest hits album. “Always” is a truly beautiful ballad that is still in rotation on popular radio stations. As if a fan needed any other reason to buy a greatest hits album from Bon Jovi, the addition of “Always” is a fantastic incentive. “Always” is absolutely one of Bon Jovi’s top ten songs.
4. “Livin’ on a Prayer”
The final song to make it to the top ten list from the Slippery When Wet album is “Livin’ on a Prayer.” This song is a testimonial to the power of love and starting out in life with nothing but that love to sustain you. The song rocks while delivering a message many of us can relate to. “Livin’ on a Prayer” is definitely in the top ten songs by Bon Jovi.
3. “Blaze of Glory”
“Blaze of Glory” is a song that was written and performed by Jon Bon Jovi without the rest of the bad for the film Young Guns II. While initially not performed with the band, he later sang the song with Richie Sambora. This song can also be found on the Crossroad album. This song is fantastic and Jon sings as though he is truly passionate about the lyrics. The instrumentals are equally amazing. The vibe of the song is slightly different than that of Bon Jovi the band, but it is the difference that makes it so memorable. “Blaze of Glory” is one of the top ten Jon Bon Jovi songs.
2. “Lay Your Hands on Me”
Yet another song from the New Jersey album, “Lay Your Hands on Me” is truly a rock classic. The intro to the song sounds exactly like it would if hearing it live. Bon Jovi gives the fans a song that they can really rock out to. Bon Jovi defines the hard rock of the hair band of the ’80’s with “Lay Your Hands on Me,” making it one of the top ten songs from Bon Jovi.
1. “I’ll Be There for You”
The best Bon Jovi song to date is “I’ll be There for You” and also hails from the New Jersey album. This song is the perfect combination of rock and ballad, both of which Bon Jovi is known for. The lyrics are beautiful while the instrumental is a little harsher, providing the rock we are accustomed to hearing from Bon Jovi. Not only does “I’ll Be There for You” make the top ten list of songs by Bon Jovi, but also it garners the coveted number one position.