You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

June 18, 2022

Today’s number one song is “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi. It was released in 1986 and was Bon Jovi’s first number one hit.  It was the first single released from the band’s album, Slippery When Wet. Though the song is well over 30 years old, the legacy still lives on. It placed 20 on VH1’s top 100 Hard-Rock songs and is the most popular play choice on the game, Guitar Hero.

Fun Facts

  • Bon Jovi was formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. 
  • The band is still active to date.
  • Their first album sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
  • The Bon Jovi band is credited with eliminating the gap between pop and heavy metal
  • Radio stations switched to the 8-minute long album version in order to satisfy their audience. The song was a hit!
  • They portrayed a new style which they played with so much ease that everything came out naturally.
  • This song has nostalgic themes that stretch from the late 1950s after the death of Buddy Holly to 1970.
  • Their fourth album was equally successful, given that it sold over 10 million copies.
  • Bon Jovi has performed for more than 34 million fans worldwide in at least 50 countries.

Lyrics

Shot through the heart

And you’re to blame

Darlin’, you give love a bad name

An angel’s smile is what you sell

You promise me Heaven, then put me through hell

Chains of love got a hold on me

When passion’s a prison, you can’t break free

Oh, you’re a loaded gun, yeah

Oh, there’s nowhere to run

No one can save me

The damage is done

Shot through the heart

And you’re to blame

You give love a bad name (bad name)

I play my part and you play your game

You give love a bad name (bad name)

Hey, you give love, a bad name

Paint your smile on your lips

Blood red nails on your fingertips

A school boy’s dream, you act so shy

Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye

Whoa, you’re a loaded gun

Whoa, there’s nowhere to run

No one can save me

The damage is done

Shot through the heart

And you’re to blame

You give love a bad name (bad name)

I play my part and you play your game

You give love a bad name (bad name)

You give love, oh

Oh, shot through the heart

And you’re to blame

You give love a bad name

I play my part and you play your game

You give love a bad name (bad name)

Shot through the heart

And you’re to blame

You give love a bad name (bad name)

I play my part and you play your game

You give love a bad name (bad name)

You give love

You give love (bad name)

You give love

You give love (bad name)

You give love

You give love (bad name)

You give love

You give love

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