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'Livin' on a Prayer' is Bon Jovi's second single from their "Slippery When Wet" album. The song is considered the band's signature song. This is the first time that Sambora used the talk box as a lead instrument.

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". Richie Sambora convinced him the song was good, and they reworked it… read more

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Once upon a time not so long ago
Tommy used to work on the docks, union's been on strike
He's down on his luck, it's tough, so tough
Gina works the…

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