Bon Jovi Lyrics - Discography

47 American Rock Band

"Bon Jovi" is an American rock band formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey, boasting a lineup that currently includes singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Over the years, the band has undergone changes, with original bassist Alec John Such departing in 1994 and co-songwriter Richie Sambora leaving in 2013. Renowned for bridging the musical realms of heavy metal, rock, and pop with seamless style, Bon Jovi emerged onto the scene in 1984 with their debut album, featuring the breakout single "Runaway" that secured a spot in the Top 40.

However, it was their 1986 release, "Slippery When Wet," that catapulted them to global fame. The album, selling over 20 million copies, boasted chart-toppers like "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer." Following this triumph, "New Jersey" in 1988 continued their streak, selling over 10 million copies with five Top 10 singles, including No. 1 hits like "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You." The late 1980s saw extensive touring and recording, with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora achieving solo success in 1990 and 1991.

The early 1990s marked the band's return with the double-platinum "Keep the Faith." A pinnacle in their career, the 1994 single "Always" became a global sensation. "These Days" in 1995 achieved remarkable success in Europe, producing four Top Ten singles in the UK. The 2000 album "Crush," featuring the iconic "It's My Life," marked a successful re-entry, appealing to a younger audience. Subsequent albums, including "Have a Nice Day" (2005) and "Lost Highway" (2007), showcased versatility by incorporating country elements.

Bon Jovi's impact extended beyond records, with notable tours and accolades, including a Grammy Award for "Who Says You Can't Go Home." Despite challenges like Sambora's departure in 2013, the band continued to evolve, releasing albums like "This House Is Not For Sale" (2016) and "2020" (2020), reflecting the times with themes inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic and George Floyd protests. Their enduring legacy is solidified with inductions into the UK Music Hall of Fame (2006) and the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2018), along with accolades at the American Music Awards and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. With 15 studio albums, five compilations, and three live albums, Bon Jovi's global impact and musical journey continue to resonate with a vast audience.