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John Francis Bongiovi Jr. (born March 2, 1962), known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
is best known as the founder and frontman of the rock band Bon Jovi, that was formed in 1983. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
has released 2 solo albums and 12 studio albums with his band, which to date have sold over 130 million albums worldwide, thus making them one of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists. In the 1990s, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
started an acting career, starring in various movie roles, including: Moonlight and Valentino
Moonlight and Valentino
and U-571 and has made several TV appearances in various series, including: Sex and the City and Ally McBeal. As a songwriter, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.[2][3] In 2012, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
ranked #50 on the list of Billboard Magazine's "Power 100", a ranking of "The Most Powerful and Influential People In The Music Business".[4] In 1996, People Magazine named him one of the "50 Most Beautiful People In The World". In 2000, People awarded him the title, "Sexiest Rock Star", and he was placed at #13 on VH1's "100 Sexiest Artists". Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was ranked #31 on the "Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists" list by Hit Parader.[5] Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was a founder and majority owner of the Arena Football League team, the Philadelphia Soul. He is the founder of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, founded in 2006, to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair. He campaigned for Al Gore
Al Gore
in the 2000 Presidential election, John Kerry
John Kerry
in the 2004 Presidential election, and Barack Obama
Barack Obama
in the 2008 Presidential election. In 2010, President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
named Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
to the White House Council for Community Solutions. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, in 2001.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Music career 3 Other ventures

3.1 Acting career

4 Philanthropy 5 Political activism 6 Personal life 7 Filmography

7.1 Films 7.2 Television

8 Awards and nominations 9 Solo discography 10 References 11 External links

Early life John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the son of two former Marines, barber John Francis Bongiovi Sr. and Playboy Bunny turned florist Carol (Sharkey).[6] He has two brothers, Anthony and Matthew.[7] His father was of Italian (from Sciacca, Sicily) and Slovak ancestry and his mother is of German and Russian descent.[8][9] He has stated that he is a blood relative of singer Frank Sinatra.[10] Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was raised Catholic.[11] He spent summers in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his grandparents, and sold newspapers.[12] As a child, John attended St. Joseph High School, in Metuchen, New Jersey, during his freshman and sophomore years.[13] He later transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School
Sayreville War Memorial High School
in Parlin, New Jersey.[14] He spent most of his adolescence skipping school to opt for music activities instead, and ended up playing in local bands with friends and his cousin Tony Bongiovi, who owned the then-famous New York City recording studio The Power Station. As a result, his academic records displayed poor grades. By the time he was 16, John Bongiovi was playing clubs. It was not long before he joined up with keyboardist David Bryan
David Bryan
(real name: David Bryan
David Bryan
Rashbaum), who played with him in a ten-piece rhythm and blues band called Atlantic City Expressway. He also performed with bands called The Rest, The Lechers and John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones.[citation needed] When he was seventeen, Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was working sweeping floors at his cousin Tony Bongiovi's recording studio. In 1980, when Meco was there recording Christmas in the Stars: The Star Wars Christmas Album, Tony Bongiovi recommended him for the song " R2-D2
R2-D2
We Wish You A Merry Christmas", which became his first professional recording (credited as John Bongiovi).[15] During 1983 Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
joined Scandal as a rhythm guitarist (briefly). He also appears during a demo recording of the music video for Scandal's 1983 single "Love's Got A Line On You" which reached No. 59 in the US. Music career Main article: Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
with Jonathan King
Jonathan King
in 1987

In June 1982, Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
recorded a song called "Runaway". The studio musicians who helped record "Runaway" – known as The All Star Review – were guitarist Tim Pierce, keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Frankie LaRocka, and bassist Hugh McDonald. He went to several record companies, including Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
and Mercury (PolyGram), but they all turned him down. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
visited rock radio station WAPP 103.5FM "The Apple" in New York City. He spoke directly to the promotion director John Lassman, who accepted the song "Runaway" for inclusion on the station's compilation album of local homegrown talent. "Runaway" became a local hit. Along the way, Mercury Records
Mercury Records
gave Bon Jovi a recording contract in 1983, and to promote "Runaway", Bon Jovi called David Bryan
David Bryan
who in turn called bassist Alec John Such
Alec John Such
and drummer Tico Torres. Tapped to play lead guitar was Jon Bon Jovi's neighbor Dave Sabo, who later formed the group Skid Row. Sabo was eventually replaced by Richie Sambora. After Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
claimed he wanted a group name, a friend of Richard Fischer and an employee of Doc McGhee suggested they call themselves Bon Jovi, following the example of the other famous last name bands such as Van Halen
Van Halen
and Dokken. This name was chosen instead of the original idea of Johnny Electric. The band released their eponymous first album on January 21, 1984. The band became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Slippery When Wet. Their fourth album New Jersey, which was released in 1988, became as successful as its predecessor.[citation needed] Following the group's success, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and Sambora were asked to assist in producing Cher's self-titled album in 1987. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and Sambora co-wrote and sang backup vocals on Cher's single "We All Sleep Alone" and also produced several other tracks on the album, later going on to co-produce Cher's multi-platinum album Heart of Stone in 1989, and co-wrote the song "Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?" Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and Sambora also produced and co-wrote a song called "Hell Is Living Without You" on Alice Cooper's album Trash in 1989.[citation needed] During the Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
Tour in 1987, Jon Bon Jovi's attempt to give it his all during live shows and the tour's exhausting schedule greatly strained his vocal cords, and he began receiving steroid shots to help him sing.[16] With the help of a vocal coach, he was able to continue doing the tour. Despite the band achieving massive success with Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
and New Jersey, living on the road almost destroyed the strong bond between the band members. The band members were exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally. Jon Bon Jovi noted that each band member went his separate way, departing in separate jets after the New Jersey
New Jersey
Tour, which exceeded 232 shows on five continents, ended in early 1990.[citation needed] In 1990, Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
recorded a soundtrack to the movie Young Guns II more commonly known as Blaze of Glory. Having been originally approached by his friend Emilio Estevez
Emilio Estevez
to lend "Wanted Dead Or Alive" as the theme song for his upcoming Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid
sequel, Bon Jovi ended up composing an all-new theme song for the film's soundtrack and delivering his first solo album. The album featured guests such as Elton John, Little Richard
Little Richard
and Jeff Beck. The title track, "Blaze of Glory", peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1991, "Blaze of Glory" won an award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single at the American Music Awards[17] and awarded a Golden Globe, as well. The song also earned Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination and a Grammy Award nomination.[citation needed]

Lost Highway Tour

In 1991, Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
started his own label, Jambco Records, and produced Aldo Nova's album Blood on the Bricks and Billy Falcon's album Pretty Blue World. Disillusioned with the music business, despite all his success, and unhappy with the status quo, in the summer of 1991, he set off on a two-week, cross-country motorcycle trip that would significantly affect his creative juices.[citation needed] In September 1991, he fired the band's long time manager Doc McGhee, business advisers, and agents and created Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Management. After that he put the band together. Upon resolving their issues, they returned with the album Keep the Faith, released in late 1992. Jon Bon Jovi cut his trademark hair and the band turned away from the 1980s hair metal to conventional rock and introduced a more mature sound. The media focused considerable attention on Jon Bon Jovi's hair. When Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
cut his hair, he made headlines on CNN. Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
wrote what would become his second solo album, 1997's Destination Anywhere. A short movie of the same name was recorded right around the record's release, based entirely on the songs from the record and starring Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
and Whoopi Goldberg. The film debuted on both MTV
MTV
and VH1
VH1
in 1997. After five years since their last studio album, the band returned in 2000 and released their seventh studio album, Crush. The lead single, "It's My Life" helped introduce the band to a new, younger fan base.[citation needed] In 2012, Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
recorded a soundtrack to the movie Stand Up Guys more commonly known as Not Running Anymore. On December 13, 2012, it was announced that "Not Running Anymore" would be nominated for a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award[18] Other ventures Acting career Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
is a credited actor in the movies Moonlight and Valentino, The Leading Man, Destination Anywhere, Homegrown, Little City, No Looking Back, Row Your Boat, Vampires
Vampires
Los Muertos, U-571, Cry Wolf, National Lampoon's Pucked, and New Year's Eve. He also had a supporting role in the movie Pay It Forward, where he played Helen Hunt's abusive ex-husband. His TV series appearances include Sex and the City, 30 Rock, Las Vegas, The West Wing, and an extended stint on Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
as a plumber who was Ally's boyfriend for a short period of time. He also had a brief, uncredited role in the 1990 film Young Guns II.[19] On January 24, 2011, it was confirmed that Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
would be cast in the film New Year's Eve, released later that year, as a successful rock star who is connected with Katherine Heigl's character.[citation needed] Philanthropy

Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
in 2006

Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
has worked on behalf of the Special
Special
Olympics, the American Red Cross, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Covenant House, Project H.O.M.E., The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation), and other groups.[citation needed] He has been named the first founding ambassador of the Habitat for Humanity Ambassador program as part of the international nonprofit organization's new advocacy outreach initiative. Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
has been raising awareness with Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
since 2005 when he provided the funds to build six homes in Philadelphia and built the homes alongside the homeowner families, as well as with members of his Philadelphia Soul Arena football team.[citation needed] The construction site also served as the video shoot location for his band's single "Who Says You Can’t Go Home". In 2006, he made a $1 million donation to build 28 Habitat homes in Louisiana in partnership with low-income families on the hurricane-stricken coast. In July 2007, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
announced a project that will rehabilitate a block of 15 homes in north Philadelphia.[20][21] During an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2005, the band donated $1 million to the Angel Network foundation.[22] The Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Soul Foundation (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation) was founded in 2006 and exists to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair. Through the funding and creation of programs and partnerships, they support innovative[citation needed] community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.[23] On October 19, 2011, they opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant where patrons pay what they can afford for their meals, either with money or by volunteering work.[24] He is one of 21 artists singing on "Everybody Hurts", a charity single organized by Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell
aiding victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[25]

Political activism Although Bon Jovi's voter registration indicates that he is unaffiliated,[26] he has supported and toured with many Democratic politicians. He toured extensively on behalf of presidential candidate John Kerry
John Kerry
in 2004, appearing at and playing acoustic sets (with Richie Sambora) at rallies for the Kerry-Edwards ticket throughout the United States.[27] Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
also played as a part of the Live Earth concert at the Meadowlands in 2007, and was introduced by former Vice President Al Gore. In 2008, Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
supported Barack Obama
Barack Obama
for president, holding an exclusive private dinner at his home, as a fundraiser for his campaign.[28] He also played at a 2009 Manhattan fundraiser for former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
to lessen some of her $6.3 million 2008 campaign debt. On Sunday, January 18, 2009, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
performed a duet at the Obama Inauguration Concert of the Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke
classic "A Change is Gonna Come" with Bettye LaVette.[29] On June 4, 2009, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
performed an acoustic benefit show for Democratic Governor Jon Corzine
Jon Corzine
at the NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey.[30] On June 24, 2009, Bon Jovi, Sambora and Andy Madadian
Andy Madadian
recorded a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran. The handwritten Persian sign in the video translates to "we are one".[31] On December 15, 2010, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was appointed by Barack Obama
Barack Obama
to the new White House Council for Community Solutions. Bon Jovi's efforts with his own The Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Soul Foundation have resulted in public-private partnerships as well as more than 260 units of affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.[citation needed] In addition to providing advice to the president on solving specific community needs, the White House Council for Community Solutions has been tasked with three key functions: enlisting leaders in the non-profit, private, and philanthropic sectors to make progress on key policy goals; providing strategic input and recommendations to help the federal government promote greater innovation and cross-sector collaboration; and honoring and highlighting those making a significant impact in their own communities.[32] In 2017, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
raised money for Jim Renacci, conservative Republican representative from Ohio's 16th congressional district and then a candidate for Ohio governor.[33] Personal life

Graceland Wedding Chapel, where Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
married Dorothea Hurley. The chapel has used it as a claim to fame ever since.

During a stop in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
on The New Jersey Syndicate Tour
New Jersey Syndicate Tour
in 1989, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
secretly took a trip to Las Vegas, and married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley (born September 29, 1962), on April 29 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. The couple has four children: a daughter, Stephanie Rose (born May 31, 1993), and three sons, Jesse James Louis (born February 19, 1995), Jacob Hurley (born May 7, 2002) and Romeo Jon (born March 29, 2004).[34] A former resident of Rumson, New Jersey, he established his Sanctuary Sound recording studio in the basement of his home there.[35][36] In 2004, he became founder and primary owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. He appeared in several television commercials for the league, typically with John Elway, Hall of Fame quarterback for the Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
(and co-owner of the AFL's Colorado Crush). Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
is no longer part owner of the Soul.[37] In 2011, Bon Jovi expressed interest in purchasing 15% of the Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
for 150 million dollars.[38] Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
describes himself as a recovering Catholic.[11] In late 2013, it was rumored that Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
would enter the race to bid for the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
following the death of long-time owner Ralph Wilson. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
denied the rumors. However, in June 2014, it was confirmed that he along with a sports ownership group from Toronto were intending to bid on the team. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and his ownership group made it to the final round of bidding, but the team was sold to Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres
owner Terry Pegula.[39] Filmography Films

Year Title Role

1990 Young Guns II Pit inmate shot back into pit (uncredited)

1995 Moonlight and Valentino The Painter

1996 Leading Man, TheThe Leading Man Robin Grange

1997 Little City Kevin

1997 Destination Anywhere: The Film Jon

1998 No Looking Back Michael

1998 Homegrown Danny

1998 Row Your Boat Jamey Meadows

2000 U-571 Lieutenant Pete Emmett

2000 Pay It Forward Ricky McKinney

2002 Vampires: Los Muertos Derek Bliss

2005 Cry Wolf Rich Walker

2006 National Lampoon's Pucked Frank Hopper

2011 New Year's Eve Daniel Jensen

Television

Year Title Role Notes

1999 Sex and the City Seth Episode: "Games People Play"

2002 Ally McBeal Victor Morrison 10 episodes

2006 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Himself Episode: "Welcome to Wherever You Are"

2010 30 Rock Himself Episode: "Anna Howard Shaw Day"

Awards and nominations Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Jon Bon Jovi Solo discography Main articles: Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
discography and Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
discography

Studio albums

Blaze of Glory – Young Guns II
Young Guns II
(1990) Destination Anywhere
Destination Anywhere
(1997)

Compilation albums

The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings (2001) At the Starland Ballroom Live (2009)

References

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biography (1962–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved December 20, 2011.  ^ Billen, Andrew (November 15, 2006). "Jon Bon Jovi: How I became a poster boy for marriage". Independent.ie. Retrieved December 20, 2011. His father was of Sicilian-Slovakian stock, his mother a German-Russian Playboy bunny-turned-florist.  ^ Nikkhah, Roya (December 30, 2007). "Jon Bon Jovi: New hair, old roots". The Daily Telegraph. London. His father and mother - a German/Russian Playboy bunny turned florist  ^ SPIN Magazine, May 1998, p. 22 ^ a b Kaplan, James (March 7, 2007). "PARADE.COM EXCLUSIVE Jon Bon Jovi". Parade. New York.  ^ As he said when he came to a sold-out (over 15,000) Veterans Stadium in 1988 ^ Jon Bon Jovi
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remarks Archived August 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. American Music Awards, November 14, 2004. "In the fall of 1977, I was just another sophomore at St. Joseph's High School in New Jersey." ^ Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
pays surprise visit to his old school Archived December 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Sentinel, March 23, 2006. "Students chat with Sayreville class of '80 grad-turned-rock-star." ^ "Jedi Council – Interviews Meco". TheForce.Net. May 2005. Archived from the original on December 26, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.  ^ "Jon Bon Jovi
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Opens Up About Steroid Abuse". Metrolyrics.com. November 16, 2009. Retrieved May 4, 2012.  ^ "Rappers dominate music awards". News.google.com. 1991-01-28. Retrieved 2011-07-18.  ^ "Congrats to Jon Bon Jovi
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Golden Globe
nomination". bonjovi.com. 2012-12-13. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2012-12-13.  ^ "Young Guns II". August 1, 1990. Retrieved November 19, 2016 – via IMDb.  ^ " Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
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Bon Jovi
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Stuns Oprah with Million Donation". The San Francisco Chronicle.  ^ "About Us". Jon Bon Jovi
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Soul Foundation. Archived from the original on December 27, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.  ^ " Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
fights poverty with new restaurant". TVNZ. 2011-10-21. Archived from the original on 25 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-24.  ^ Smart, Gordon (January 27, 2010). "Bring on the Brits". The Sun. London: News International. p. 7. Retrieved January 27, 2010.  ^ "Saber Public Access". Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2012.  ^ "DMB, Blige Rock for Kerry". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-08-30.  ^ Kershaw, Tom (2012-06-21). "The religion and political views of Jon Bon Jovi". Hollowverse. Retrieved 2017-01-27.  ^ Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
to Sing at NYC Hillary Clinton
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Fundraiser[dead link] Yahoo News, January 3, 2009 ^ "Jon Corzine". Joncorzine09.com. Archived from the original on May 15, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2011.  ^ "Andy and Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
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Bon Jovi
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Jim Renacci
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Bon Jovi
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Discography Awards and nominations

Studio albums

Blaze of Glory Destination Anywhere

Compilations

The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings

Singles

"Blaze of Glory" "Miracle" "Never Say Die" "Levon" "Please Come Home for Christmas" "Midnight in Chelsea" "Queen of New Orleans" "Janie, Don't Take Your Love to Town" "Ugly"

Featured singles

"Bang a Drum"

Tours

Destination Anywhere
Destination Anywhere
Tour

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Richie Sambora Alec John Such Dave Sabo

Studio albums

Bon Jovi 7800° Fahrenheit Slippery When Wet New Jersey Keep the Faith These Days Crush Bounce Have a Nice Day Lost Highway The Circle What About Now This House Is Not for Sale

Compilation albums

Cross Road This Left Feels Right Greatest Hits Burning Bridges 100,000,000 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Fans Can't Be Wrong

Live albums

One Wild Night
One Wild Night
Live 1985–2001 Inside Out This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
– Live from the London Palladium

Singles

"Runaway" "She Don't Know Me" "Burning for Love" (Japan only) "Only Lonely" "In and Out of Love" "The Hardest Part Is the Night" "Silent Night" "You Give Love a Bad Name" "Livin' on a Prayer" "Wanted Dead or Alive" "Never Say Goodbye" "Bad Medicine" "Born to Be My Baby" "I'll Be There for You" "Lay Your Hands on Me" "Living in Sin" "Keep the Faith" "Bed of Roses" "In These Arms" "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" "I Believe" "Dry County" "Please Come Home for Christmas" "Always" "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" "This Ain't a Love Song" "Something for the Pain" "Lie to Me" "These Days" "Hey God" "Real Life" "It's My Life" "Say It Isn't So" "Thank You For Loving Me" "One Wild Night" "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Live) "Everyday" "Misunderstood" "All About Lovin' You" "Bounce" (promo single) "The Distance" (Japan only) "It's My Life (2003)" "Wanted Dead or Alive (2003)" (promo single) "Have a Nice Day" "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (with Jennifer Nettles) "Welcome to Wherever You Are" "(You Want To) Make a Memory" "Lost Highway" "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" (with LeAnn Rimes) "Summertime" (Canada only) "Whole Lot of Leavin'" "We Weren't Born to Follow" "Superman Tonight" "When We Were Beautiful" "What Do You Got?" "No Apologies" "This Is Our House" (promo single) "Because We Can" "What About Now" "This House Is Not for Sale"

Other songs

"Edge of a Broken Heart"

Video albums

Breakout: Video Singles Slippery When Wet: The Videos New Jersey: The Videos Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey Keep the Faith: An Evening with Bon Jovi Keep the Faith: The Videos Cross Road Live from London The Crush Tour This Left Feels Right
This Left Feels Right
Live Lost Highway: The Concert When We Were Beautiful Live at Madison Square Garden Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Video Collection

Concert tours

Runaway Tour Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
Tour Jersey Syndicate Tour Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith
Tour I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour These Days Tour Crush Tour One Wild Night
One Wild Night
Tour Bounce Tour Have a Nice Day Tour Lost Highway Tour The Circle Tour Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Live Because We Can Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Live! This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
Tour

Solo albums

Blaze of Glory (Jon Bon Jovi) Stranger in This Town
Stranger in This Town
(Sambora) On a Full Moon
On a Full Moon
(Bryan) Destination Anywhere
Destination Anywhere
(Jon Bon Jovi) Undiscovered Soul
Undiscovered Soul
(Sambora) Lunar Eclipse (Bryan) The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings (Jon Bon Jovi) Aftermath of the Lowdown
Aftermath of the Lowdown
(Sambora)

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Albums

Scandal (EP)
Scandal (EP)
(1982) Warrior (1984)

Singles

"Goodbye to You" "The Warrior"

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Studio albums

I Don't Want to Go Home
I Don't Want to Go Home
(1976) This Time It's for Real (1977) Hearts of Stone (1978) Better Days (1991)

Live albums

Reach Up and Touch the Sky (1981)

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Golden Globe
Award for Best Original Song

1960s

"Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1961) "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1964) "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1965) "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
(1966) "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe (1967) "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel Legrand (1968) "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
(1969)

1970s

"Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini (1970) "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1971) "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf (1972) "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1973) "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel Box (1974) "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975) "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks (1977) "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978) "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Amanda McBroom
(1979)

1980s

"Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore (1980) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager (1981) "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(1982) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder (1984) "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder (1986) "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz (1987) "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon/"Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier
(1988) "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

"Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
(1990) "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken (1991) "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen (1993) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John (1994) "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken (1995) "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1996) "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner (1997) "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa (1998) "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

2000s

"Things Have Changed" Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000) "Until..." Music and lyrics by Sting (2001) "The Hands That Built America" Music and lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge
The Edge
& Larry Mullen Jr.
Larry Mullen Jr.
(2002) "Into the West" Music and lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
& Frances Walsh (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music and lyrics by Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
& David A. Stewart (2004) "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) "The Song of the Heart" Music and lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson (2006) "Guaranteed" Music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
& T Bone Burnett (2009)

2010s

"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren (2010) "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry (2011) "Skyfall" by Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012) "Ordinary Love" by U2 and Danger Mouse (2013) "Glory" by Common and John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (2015) "City of Stars" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "This Is Me" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

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