October 31, 2021, marks the 35th Anniversary of Bon Jovi’s single Livin’ on a Prayer. The song is a story about a couple and their economic struggles in life.
The music is Rock/Glam Metal/Power Metal. The musicians in this song were incredible: Richie Sambora (electric guitar, talkbox), Alec John Such (bass guitar), Tico Torres (drums, percussion, finger cymbals), David Bryan (keyboards), and Hugh McDonald (bass). The tune has a bold and memorable beat – a timeless sound. There’s a great transition of music from the verses to the chorus, and then it ends with a nice fade-out. The fast rhythm during the chorus is incredible and works with the positive aspect of the song. The beat is wavy and rhythmic. It represents life’s ups and downs, as well as the hope things will get better. Bruce Fairbairn is the producer who did an excellent job with the composition and tonalites of the song.
Jon Bon Jovi’s voice is bold and husky. He has impressive vocal range, and he sounds wavy and rhythmic. He sings with compassion and understanding. David Bryan, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such did the backing vocals, complementing Jon Bon Jovi’s voice.
Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child wrote the song – a heartfelt love story of Tommy and Gina. According to sources, Jon Bon Jovi and Desmond Child based the tune on their personal expressive and wrote it during the Reagan presidency. The topic of economic struggles is relatable, and the song is well-written, inspirational, and positive. The message also inspires one never to give up, which is still relevant today. The poetry has an impressive combination of classic rhymes and freestyle. The words of this song feel as if written in current times, yet it came out in 1986.
Happy 35th Anniversary to Livin’ on a Prayer!