20 Albums, 20 Days: Bon Jovi ‘New Jersey’

20 Albums, 20 Days: Bon Jovi ‘New Jersey’

Slippery When Wet was the album that made Bon Jovi one of the biggest bands in the world. They toured over a year on that album, took a month off, and started working on the follow up. They wrote 34 songs with assistance from outside songwriters. They held a focus group of fans and played every song and finally narrowed it down to the album we have now. The first single “Bad Medicine” was one of 5 huge hits from the album that also included “I’ll Be There For You”.

Fun Fact: The band was so tired of the press focusing on their hair and look that they did not put a picture of themselves on the album cover.

Learn more about the album:

Bon Jovi: How the New Jersey album nearly killed the band

Bon Jovi Grow Up on New Jersey

How New Jersey Turned Hometown Heroes Bon Jovi Into Global Stars

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