For their third album, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora brought in Desmond Child to help write songs. They came up with 30 songs and whittled it down to the 10 that make the album. Two of the songs would go on to become #1 hits and a third would hit the Top 10. It became the best-selling album of 1987 and went on to sell 12 million copies and become one of the standard albums of the hair metal era. “Livin on a Prayer”, “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” are songs that even your grandmother knows.
Fun Fact: The cover art is a garbage bag with water splashed on it. This was chosen after Jon Bon Jovi hated the first cover.
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