Wednesday, November 2, 2016

BLAST FROM THE PAST : Bon Jovi , 'Slippery When Wet' (1986, Mercury Records)

'Slippery When Wet' was the third official release from U.S. Hard Rockers Bon Jovi. The album was released through Mercury Records and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn. 'Slippery When Wet' gained a huge commercial success and it's a classic Bon Jovi record.

The album featured some timeless songs such as "You Give Love A Bad Name", 'Wanted Dead Or Alive" and "Livin' On A Prayer'. Much of the album's content was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, except "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Livin' on a Prayer," "Without Love" and "I'd Die For You" which were co-written by Desmond Child. Child was brought in by the record company to help write some of the songs along with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. This was the first time Child worked with Jon and Richie. He came to New Jersey, where they worked on this in the basement of Sambora's mother's house.

"You Give Love A Bad Name" and "Livin' On A Prayer" reached #1 position making Bon Jovi the first hard rock band to ever have two consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 chart hits. The third single "Wanted Dead or Alive" peaked at No. 7, making Slippery When Wet the first hard rock album to spawn three Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits.

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