"Livin' on a Prayer" is a song by the American rock band Bon Jovi, and is the band's second chart-topping single from their third album Slippery When Wet. Bon Jovi have themselves reworked the song several times, including an acoustic live version that served as a precursor to the MTV Unplugged series and a re-recorded version of the song, "Prayer '94," which appeared on U.S. versions of their Cross Road hits collection. 3:46. We have an official Livin On A Prayer tab made by UG professional guitarists. Status: Unranked Stars: 2.14★ Scores: 41,420 Total Scores: 139,590 The couple in the song relate to the working class fans Bon Jovi played to. 62 100%. 02:52. After the September 11, 2001 attacks – in which New Jersey was the second-hardest hit state after New York, suffering hundreds of casualties among both WTC workers and first responders – the band performed an acoustic version of this song for New York. In 2009, the song returned to the charts in the UK, notably hitting the number-one spot on the UK Rock Chart. Livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear Woah-oh Livin' on a prayer Livin' on a prayer. Richie Sambora called Jon Bon Jovi an "idiot" for not realizing the potential of "Livin' on a Prayer" when they wrote it. Album 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can’t Be Wrong. This is the first time that Sambora used the talk box as a lead instrument. His response: "I think if there was only one, it would be a tough choice between 'Livin' On A Prayer' and 'Wanted Dead Or Alive. In May 2019, RocknMob, a group of over 270 musicians, covered the song in Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia. In a 2007 interview with Time magazine, Jon Bon Jovi was asked what song showed "the real you." Livin' on a prayer We've gotta hold on ready or not You live for the fight when it's all that you've got Whoa, we're half-way there Whoa, livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear Whoa, livin' on a prayer Whoa, we're half-way there Whoa, livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear Whoa, livin' on a prayer The official music video has over 680 million views on YouTube as of June 2020[update]. 149 75%. Lyrics to "Livin' On a Prayer" on Lyrics.com. This is the first time that Sambora used the talk box as a lead instrument. In 2006, online voters rated "Livin' on a Prayer" No. Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone. [10] After the song was released for download, the song has sold 3.4 million digital copies in the US as of November 2014. In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums and their debut single "Runaway" managed to crack the Top 40. In this segment, a man and his wife were at a gas station when they were suddenly offered a free tank of gas in exchange for singing a song. 1 on VH1's list of The 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s. [Solo] Gbm D E A D E Gbm D E A D E Chorus Gbm D E Gbm E Oooooooooh, we've got to hold on, ready or not D E You live for the fight when it's all that you've got. Click 2x 2 contributors total, last edit on Oct 12, 2019. It was also No. "The 1986 rock anthem — a No. Play "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi on any electric guitar. It also hit number four on the UK Singles Chart. 'Maybe because the themes of 'Wanted' are a little more universal, it makes 'Prayer' that much more unique. See system requirements "Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi. This song's co-author Desmond Child was brought in by the record company to give Bon Jovi a more commercial sound. Gbm D E A D E7sus4 Woo - oo, we're halfway there, wo - oo, livin' on a prayer. 'Livin' on a Prayer' is Bon Jovi's second single from their "Slippery When Wet" album. 852,809 views, added to favorites 2,913 times. Bon Jovi - Livin' On a Prayer (Letra e música para ouvir) - Oh, half way there / Oh, oh, living on a prayer / Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear / Oh, oh, living on a prayer / Oh, we're half way there / Whoah, living on a prayer Livin’ on a Prayer - Demo Lyrics "Once upon a time... Not … View official tab. Livin’ on a Prayer - Demo Bon Jovi. [17] It all starts with a silhouette of the band walking down the hall and it features shots of the band rehearsing, filmed in black and white, then playing in front of a crowd, in color. Barbara Lewis – Slip Away. Livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear Woah-oh Livin' on a prayer Wooah We're half way there Woah-oh Livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear Woah-oh Livin' on a prayer Wooah We're half way there Woah-oh Livin' on a prayer Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear The original idea of the album cover was a picture of a Jersey girl in a wet T-shirt, but it was replaced after protests from some parents' group. Cinderella - "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)". After Bon Jovi performed in New Zealand on January 28, 2008 while on their Lost Highway Tour, the song re-entered the official New Zealand RIANZ singles chart at number 24, over twenty years after the initial release.[7]. It was also No. The song is considered the band's signature song. More recently, in New Zealand, "Livin' on a Prayer" was No. Desmond Child was a taxi driver in New York while his then-girlfriend, singer-songwriter Maria Vidal, worked as a waitress in a diner named "Once Upon A Stove", similar to Gina in the song. “Tommy” works on the docks, while “Gina” works in a diner. Bon Jovi co-wrote the tune with bandmate Richie Sambora and noted songwriter Desmond Child — and maintains its success took him by surprise. Tuning: E A D G B E. Author Unregistered. 05:39. Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi) lesson with Daniele Tornaghi, originally played by Richie Sambora.Level: ModerateTAB available at:http://www.danieletornaghi.com It's working class and it's real… I wanted to incorporate the movie element, and tell a story about people I knew. The song spent two weeks at number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, from January 31 to February 14, 1987, and four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, from February 14 to March 14. 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(C) 1986 The Island Def Jam Music Group. This content requires a game (sold separately). In the beginning of the video, Jon has a harness attached by professional stunt coordinators and stunt spotters, and during the final chorus, he soars over the crowd via overhead wires attached to the harness. Gbm D E Take my hand we'll make it, I swear A D E7sus4 Wo - oo, livin' on a prayer D Livin' on a prayer. Bon Jovi - Runaway - American Bandstand 1984. Guitar## We've got to hold on ready or not You live for the fight when it's all that you've got. The song reveals two characters, Tommy and Gina, a working-class couple who struggle to make ends meet. Livin' On A Prayer (SP, 1986), Slippery When Wet, 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong (CD, 2004) Ciekawostki: Utwór ten jest uznawany za klasykę muzyki rockowej i za charakterystyczną piosenkę zespołu Bon Jovi. [8][9], In the Billboard Hot 100 Anniversary 50, "Livin' on a Prayer" was named as 46 in the All time rock songs. Tommy and Gina characters of this song were based on real events with Desmond Child and his then-girlfriend Maria Vidal during late '70s when they both lived together: he worked as a taxi driver, and she was a waitress. Bon Jovi explained that he "wrote that song during the Reagan Era and the trickle-down economics are really inspirational to writing songs". Buy. As of September 2020, the video has just over 10.4 million views.[21]. Bon Jovi performed a similar version as part of the special America: A Tribute to Heroes. The song is considered the band's signature song. In 2019, Grammy Award-winning singer Michelle Williams performed the song on the second US series of The Masked Singer. "It deals with the way that two kids – Tommy and Gina – face life's struggles," noted Bon Jovi, "and how their love and ambitions get them through the hard times. Em C D Take my hand we'll make it, I swear G C D7sus4 Wo - oo, livin' on a prayer C Livin' on a prayer. Let's pretend for a moment that you're not familiar with Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer. When Bon Jovi wrote “Livin’ On A Prayer,” Springsteen himself had just dumbed down his own sound for the 1984 album Born In The USA, turning it … The version included on the 2005 DualDisc edition of Slippery When Wet has an extended version of the original ending, with a different talk box solo playing over the riff (possibly taken from an outtake of the song); this version, which fades out at the end like the standard version of the song, ends at 5:06. Jon Bon Jovi maintains that he had serious doubts about Bon Jovi's 1986 signature tine — "Livin' On A Prayer." View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1986 Vinyl release of "Livin' On A Prayer" on Discogs. 1 on the C4 music channel's show U Choose 40, on the 80's Icons list. A staple of wedding gigs, bar gigs and karaoke nights, ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ is possibly Bon Jovi’s best known (and most overplayed) 80’s hair rock anthem. Maybe we should just put it on a movie soundtrack.’ Richie looked at me and said, ‘You’re an idiot. BARBARA LEWIS – Baby Im Yours. The husband, Will Sims II, responded by singing "Livin' on a Prayer." Done as a tribute to BonJovi returning to Moscow after a 30-year hiatus, the European leg of their 'This House Is Not For Sale' tour was launched in Moscow on May 31, 2019. In November 2013, the song made its return to the Billboard Hot 100 at number 25, due to a viral video. Lead guitarist Richie Sambora, however, convinced him the song was good, and they reworked it with a new bassline (recorded by Hugh McDonald uncredited[4][5][6]), different drum fills and the use of a talk box to include it on Slippery When Wet. The original ending is also playable on the similar video game Rock Band 2, though edited in this case (thereby eliminating the talk box solo at the end). Bass included. Tommy and Gina from this song were mentioned again in their later song "It's My Life" (2000). 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and their second consecutive No. The music video was filmed on September 17, 1986, at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California and was directed by Wayne Isham. €1.99. In 2017, ShortList's Dave Fawbert listed the song as containing "one of the greatest key changes in music history".[14]. NOTE: Rocksmith® 2014 game disc is required for play. Sly and The Family Stone~Thank You. Add "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi to your Rock Band™ song library. Music Videos. [20], A meme appeared on the internet in late 2016 which consisted of a 16-second video posted to YouTube by YouTube user Castoreo in which he replaced an instance of the title line, "Livin' on a Prayer" with himself singing "Squidward on a chair". ^ Shipments figures based on certification alone. It’s really good.’ … 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit.[3]. After Bon Jovi performed in New Zealand on January 28, 2008 while on their Lost Highway Tour, the song re-entered the official New Zealand RIANZsingles chart at number 24, over twenty years aft… The album version of the song, timed around 4:10, fades out at the end. 02:31. The owner, manager, and other employees of the diner called Vidal as Gina due to her slight physical resemblance to Italian actress and photographer Gina Lollobrigida. 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Jon Bon Jovi did not like the original recording of this song, which can be found as a hidden track on 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong. Bon Jovi – Livin On A Prayer 2552. 0 / 0. 'Livin' on a Prayer' is Bon Jovi's second single from their "Slippery When Wet" album. 1 on the "Sing-a-long Classics List". However, the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour features the song's original studio ending, where the band revisit the intro riff and end with a talk box solo; this version ends at 4:53. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres. "I remember walking out of the room with Richie," the singer told The Irish Times, "and I said, ‘Eh, it’s okay. In 2006, online voters rated "Livin' on a Prayer" No. Yesterday. Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer Song Download - Listen Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer MP3 songs online free. The song was re-worked and made available to download on November 9, 2010 for use in the Rock Band 3 music gaming platform to take advantage of PRO mode which allows use of a real guitar / bass guitar, and standard MIDI-compatible electronic drum kits / keyboards in addition to up to three-part harmony or backup vocals.[12][13]. 1 on the C4 music channel's show U Choose 40, on the 80's Icons list. 1 on VH1's list of The 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s. Barbara Lewis – Just The Way You Are Today. The characters Tommy and Gina were based on a real life situation Desmond Child encountered in the late ’70s with his then girlfriend, Maria Vidal, who he was living with, he was a taxi driver and Maria was a waitress in … €1.99. [11], The song, including its original ending, is also playable on the music video games Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2. In a new interview with The Irish Times, he said, "That song, God bless it. 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