Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

After ushering in the era of pop-metal with their 1986 blockbuster Slippery When Wet and its hit singles “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “Living on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi wound up transcending the big-haired ‘80s, withstanding changes in style and sound to become one of the biggest American rock bands of their time, selling over 120 million albums worldwide, and sustaining their popularity well into the new millennium. As the times changed, so did the band’s sound. They slowly peeled away the arena rock guitars of the ‘80s, occasionally scoring on the adult contemporary charts and sometimes singing country music without ever rejecting hard rock, a move that illustrated how they never abandoned their roots and became second only to Bruce Springsteen in defining the sound and spirit of New Jersey rock & roll.

Bon Jovi took their name from lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (born Jon Bongiovi), who spent his adolescence playing in local Jersey bands with keyboardist David Bryan (born David Rashbaum). One of Jon's early demos, "Runaway," became a hit on local New Jersey radio and lead to the formation of Bon Jovi the band, as Jon and Bryan were supported by guitarist Dave Sabo, bassist Alec John Such, and drummer Tico Torres. “Runaway” spurred a major-label bidding war leading to a contract with Polygram/Mercury in 1983. Before the group entered the studio, though, Bon Jovi replaced Sabo with Richie Sambora, a working guitarist with a long résumé including a stint as a member of Message. Bon Jovi released their eponymous debut album in 1984, generating a Top 40 hit with the original version of "Runaway."

Title Album Genre Tools
Runaway Cross Road Rock
Client:
Artist:
Bon Jovi
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, and Keyboard
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Epic, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Game Day, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Road Trip, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Arena Rock and Hard Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Duet and Male
CD/Track #:
Cross Road, #14
Release Year:
1983
Track ID:
25878
main mix 160k MP3
Runaway (Karaoke Instrumental with Backing Vocals) Rock
Client:
Artist:
Bon Jovi
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, and Keyboard
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Epic, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Game Day, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Road Trip, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Arena Rock and Hard Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
Release Year:
1983
Track ID:
54790
main mix 160k MP3
Runaway (Karaoke Instrumental without Backing Vocals) Rock
Client:
Artist:
Bon Jovi
Genres:
Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, and Keyboard
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Epic, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Game Day, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Road Trip, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Arena Rock and Hard Rock
Tempo:
Fast
Release Year:
1983
Track ID:
54791
main mix 160k MP3
Take Me Back