I remember being at school aged about 8, and some of the cool boys were singing a song from the charts that sounded absolutely amazing… It was something about ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’. I found out that the song was by a rock band called Bon Jovi, who to me at the time sounded like the coolest, heaviest, naughtiest, most brilliant rock band in the whole world.
Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consisted of lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band’s lineup has remained mostly the same over the years, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such who was replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of long time guitarist Richie Sambora in 2013.
Whether you’re a fan or not, growing up as a Child of The 1980’s you can’t have escaped the impact Bon Jovi had on the music world. If you were a fan then we want you to prove how much by telling us how many of their following 13 albums you own. Please note that this list only contains what they call ‘studio’ albums, so doesn’t include live albums, compilation albums or greatest hits. How many do you own? Which is your favorite? Or do you hate Bon Jovi?
1) Bon Jovi (Released 21st January 1984, worldwide sales 3.5 million)
Featured the single ‘Runaway’.
2) 7800° Fahrenheit (Released 27th March 1985, worldwide sales 3 million)
Featured the singles ‘Only Lonely’ and ‘In and Out of Love’.
3) Slippery When Wet (Released 18th August 1986, worldwide sales 28 million, ouch!)
This was the one, featuring the classic singles ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’, ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’.
4) New Jersey (Released 19th September 1988, worldwide sales 18 million)
Featured the singles ‘Bad Medicine’ and ‘I’ll Be There for You’.
5) Keep The Faith (Released 3rd November 1992, worldwide sales 12 million)
Featured the hits ‘Keep the Faith’, ‘Bed of Roses’ and ‘In These Arms’.
6) These Days (Released 27th June 1995, worldwide sales 10 million)
7) Crush (Released 13th June 2000, worldwide sales 11 million)
8) Bounce (Released 8th October 2002, worldwide sales 5 million)
9) Have A Nice Day (Released 20th September 2005, worldwide sales 6 million)
10) Lost Highway (Released 19th June 2007, worldwide sales 4 million)
11) The Circle (Released 10th November 2009, worldwide sales 3 million)
12) What About Now (Released 8th March 2013, worldwide sales 1.5 million)
13) This House Is Not For Sale (Released 4th November 2016, worldwide sales unavailable)