Song Details More songs by Bon Jovi
Livin' On A Prayer
Bon Jovi

Tommy used to work on the docks
Union's been on strike
He's down on his luck
It's tough, so tough

- considered to be Bon Jovi's signature song -

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1987 for four weeks
  • No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1987
  • peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles chart in 1986
  • single released: Oct 31, 1986
  • from Bon Jovi's third studio album Slippery When Wet (1986)
  • the biggest hit for Bon Jovi
  • the first of four Hot 100 No.1 hits the group has achieved
  • Bon Jovi:
       Jon Bon Jovi- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
       Richie Sambora- lead guitar, backing vocals, talkbox
       David Bryan- keyboards, backing vocals
       Alec John Such- bass, backing vocals
       Tico Torres- drums
  • written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
  • produced by Bruce Fairbairn
  • mixed, engineered by Bob Rock
  • recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, BC
  • the music video which shows Jon Bon Jovi soaring over the crowd via a harness was recorded at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California
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