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Bon Jovi's third and most commercially successful album Slippery When Wet was released in August of 1986 (see 1986 in music). It sold over twelve million copies in the U.S. and spawned two #1 singles, "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' On a Prayer". Slippery When Wet hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200.

Jon Bon Jovi initially didn't want to include "Livin' on a Prayer" on the album, as he didn't think it was a good song. Ironically, it became one of the band's most popular and well-known songs.

Track Listing

  1. "Let It Rock" (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora)
  2. "You Give Love a Bad Name" (JBJ, Sambora, Desmond Child[?])
  3. "Livin' on a Prayer" (JBJ, Sambora, Child)
  4. "Social Disease" (JBJ, Sambora)
  5. "Wanted Dead Or Alive" (JBJ, Sambora)
  6. "Raise Your Hands" (JBJ, Sambora)
  7. "Without Love" (JBJ, Sambora, Child)
  8. "I'd Die For You" (JBJ, Sambora, Child)
  9. "Never Say Goodbye" (JBJ, Sambora)
  10. "Wild In The Streets" (JBJ)


  • Jon Bon Jovi - Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Richie Sambora - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Talk Box, Guitar Synth
  • David Bryan - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Tim Crich - Assistant Engineer
  • Bruce Fairbairn - Percussion, Horn, Producer
  • Tom Keenlyside - Horn
  • George Marino - Digital Remastering Engineer
  • Lema Moon - Horn
  • Alec John Such - Bass, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Tico Torres - Percussion, Drums
  • Mark Weiss - Photography
  • Bill Levy - Artwork

Charting singles

 1986	You Give Love A Bad Name    The Billboard Hot 100	        No. 1
 1986	Wanted Dead Or Alive	    Mainstream Rock Tracks	        No. 13
 1986	You Give Love A Bad Name    Mainstream Rock Tracks	        No. 9
 1987	Livin On A Prayer	    The Billboard Hot 100	        No. 1
 1987	Wanted Dead Or Alive	    The Billboard Hot 100	        No. 7
 1987	Livin On A Prayer	    Mainstream Rock Tracks	        No. 1
 1987	Never Say Goodbye	    Mainstream Rock Tracks	        No. 11

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