Let's face it: Jon Bon Jovi is a legendary vocalist. Be it through his power-packed singing or his electrifying stage presence or his sharp songwriting skills, Bon Jovi's influence continues even today.
Incidentally, the American rocker turns 54 today. So to celebrate his birthday, here are five of his best songs for you to sing along to.
Wanted Dead or Alive
Right from the introductory acoustic guitar arpeggio to the bass lines to the guitar solo to the power vocals, this song is a winner. Maybe that is why it was one of the three songs from Bon Jovi's 1986 album, "Slippery When Wet," to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Bon Jovi is known for his ability to reach extremely high notes, be it in the studio or when performing live. This power-balled is one of the tracks in which he reaches a voice scale of F#5.
Livin' On A Prayer
Another single from the "Slippery When Wet" album, "Livin' On A Prayer" topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart as well as the Billboard Hot 100 and has since become the band's trademark song.
You Give Love A Bad Name
The final song from the "Slippery When Wet" album to reach the peak position on the Billboard Hot 100, "You Give Love A Bad Name" is an out-an-out 80s anthem that can keep you jumping around swinging to its grooves right from the word go.
It's My Life
This is one song which has been covered many a time by amateur as well as professional artistes alike. A college anthem, "It's My Life" introduced the music of Bon Jovi to a new and younger audience when it was released in 2000.