Bon Jovi

Label
Island Def Jam
Release date
9 Feb 1999
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
38:34

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Runaway 3:51 264,671
2 Roulette 4:41 32,468
3 She Don't Know Me 4:02 27,931
4 Shot Through The Heart 4:26 60,225
5 Love Lies 4:09 31,705
6 Breakout 5:23 25,422
7 Burning For Love 3:54 30,603
8 Come Back 3:59 26,362
9 Get Ready 4:09 25,161

About this album

Bon Jovi is the debut album from American rock band Bon Jovi, released January 21, 1984. Produced by Tony Bongiovi and Lance Quinn, the album is significant for being the only Bon Jovi album on which a song (“She Don’t Know Me”) appears that was not written or co-written by members of the band.

In 1980 Jon Bon Jovi started to work at Power Station Studios, a Manhattan recording facility where his cousin, Tony Bongiovi, was a co-owner. Jon Bon Jovi made several demos and sent them out to many record companies, but failed to make an impact.

In 1982 Jon Bon Jovi went to local radio station WAPP 103.5FM “The Apple”. DJ Chip Hobart listened to Jon’s demos and loved “Runaway”, deciding to include it on the station’s compilation album of local homegrown talent. The studio musicians who helped record “Runaway” were known as The All Star Review. They were: guitarists Dave Sabo and Tim Pierce, keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Frankie LaRocka and bassist Hugh McDonald.

The song began to get airplay around New York. Jon signed to Mercury Records, part of the PolyGram company. Jon Bon Jovi wanted a group name and the A&R staff at PolyGram came up with Bon Jovi.

In March 1983 Bon Jovi called David Bryan (then Rashbaum), who in turn called bassist Alec John Such and an experienced drummer named Tico Torres. At that time Bon Jovi’s lead guitarist was Dave Sabo (a.k.a. The Snake), who later formed the group Skid Row. Dave Sabo was eventually replaced by Richie Sambora.

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  • Lorelei_94

    Мой любимый альбом в их творчестве)

    25 Mar 10:04am Reply
  • zanny3

    absolutely amazing album

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    very good debut

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Marciodnmoraes

    Very good album!!!

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • KammanderKool

    The debut album of one legendery band. :-)

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • storagemusic

    I love and want to hear she don't know me. thats my fav. on this CD because you can only take runaway so much

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • HauntedRoad

    Their best album.

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • FakePlasticDick

    derek shulman is from gentle giant

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Cinthia_cihz

    Foda!

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • nossylafirefox

    Fucking love this album!

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • OzmaWhyborn

    What does the song "You give love a bad name" do in this album?

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • danielmedporp

    Extremely underrated Hard Rock gem. No fillers here.

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Talyta_rocks

    favorite song :Love Lies ♥ and breakout

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • naocciolina

    The best song on this album is absolutely ROULETTE. Totally my favourite Bon Jovi song!

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Novocaine89

    Shot through the heart is the best song on this album...

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Its_bitch

    the only song I hate this album is Shot Through The Heart, all others are amazing

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Its_bitch

    \/ concordo :DDD

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ClaudioGurgel

    É preciso aceitar que a estreia de Bon Jovi é um divisor de águas no hard rock. O que até então era propriedade de rebeldes, vadios e delinquentes, passou a estar na penteadeira de meninas que passaram a aceitar guitarras endiabradas e levadas tipo Kiss, Journey, Van Halen. Enfim o rock passou a ter um “bom moço” como representante, e aliado com alguns hits, Bon Jovi interferiu diretamente com o que aconteceria com o Hard Rock dali pra frente. Rebeldia e agressividade apesar de as vezes presentes nas letras, não assustam em meio a tantas românticas, e mesmo com todos os elementos tradicionais de um bom hard rock, como solos de guitarra, batidas firmes e vocais agudos, o álbum também não agride o ouvido de ninguém, e talvez essa seja a maior virtude do trabalho, levar o hard rock a fatia mais pop que ela poderia chegar. Vale lembrar que as bandas americanas de hard rock faziam mais ou menos o mesmo som, mas investiam numa imagem um tanto bizarra, como Twisted Sister, Wasp, Motley Crue.

    7 Sep 2010 Reply
  • scullygirl

    ♫♫♫So damn good rockin album!! I love it ♫♫♫

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • MarcyStooge

    yep! BEST bon jovi album....great glam-rock album.

    19 Apr 2010 Reply
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