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Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
is the third studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released on August 18, 1986 by Mercury Records
Mercury Records
in North America and Vertigo Records
Vertigo Records
internationally. The album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn. Recording sessions took place between January and July 1986 at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
was an instant commercial success. The album features songs that are considered Bon Jovi's best known songs, such as "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive". The album spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart[5] and was named by Billboard as the top-selling album of 1987.[6] Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
is Bon Jovi's best-selling album to date, with an RIAA certification of 12× Platinum, making it one of the top 100 best-selling albums in the United States.[7] The album was featured in the 2005 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Contents

1 Background 2 Writing and composition 3 Title and artwork 4 Release and reception 5 Track listing 6 DualDisc
DualDisc
edition 7 Personnel 8 Charts

8.1 Weekly charts 8.2 Year-end charts 8.3 Decade-end charts

9 Certifications 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Background Despite the moderate success of 7800° Fahrenheit
7800° Fahrenheit
(1985), Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
had not yet become the superstars they had hoped. This made them change their approach for their next album, going for a more mainstream sound than their heavier first two albums. Hiring Desmond Child as a collaborator, the band wrote 30 songs and auditioned them for local New Jersey
New Jersey
(including recording artist and Phantom's Opera vocalist Colie Brice) and New York teenagers, basing the album's running order on their opinions. Bruce Fairbairn was chosen as the main producer for the album, with Bob Rock
Bob Rock
as the mixer. The 1985 album Without Love which Fairbairn produced for the heavy metal band Black 'n Blue, attracted Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
for its sound quality, and he immediately sought out the producer.[8] Writing and composition Much of the album was written by Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and Richie Sambora, wheares "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Livin' on a Prayer," "Without Love" and "I'd Die For You" were co-written with Desmond Child, and "Wild in the Streets" was by Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
alone. This was the first time Child worked with Jon and Richie. He came to New Jersey, where they worked on the four songs in Sambora's mother's basement. "I liked what Bryan Adams had done with Tina Turner," Bon Jovi explained, "so I suggested we do something similar: I write a song for someone like her, and then we do the song together. But that got changed, and our A&R guy came up with Desmond's name… He hasn't tried to change what we are, but to refine it slightly; to suggest extra ways that we could wring a bit more out of what we had."[9] Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was initially reluctant to include "Livin' on a Prayer", believing it was not good enough. Sambora convinced him it was a hit in the making, and so the band rerecorded it, releasing the second version on the album. It is Bon Jovi's signature song. One of the songs written during the making of the album, "Edge of a Broken Heart", did not feature on the final release. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
has since said it should have been included: "It was absolutely appropriate for the Slippery record - coulda, shoulda, woulda been on Slippery had cooler minds prevailed. Here's my formal apology." Featured on the soundtrack to the 1987 movie Disorderlies, it has since been released on the 2-CD edition of Cross Road, the box set 100,000,000 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Fans Can't Be Wrong and the B-side for the Livin' on a Prayer song. The song has never been performed live by the band, despite being a fan favorite. "There's a song called 'Love Is A Social Disease' that Aerosmith
Aerosmith
were keen to get hold of," remarked Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
in 1986. "It would be ideal for them, but they're not having it, because it's even better for us."[10] Title and artwork The album went through various name changes during its inception, including Wanted Dead Or Alive. A cover with the band dressed as cowboys (owing to Jon's growing cowboy fetish.[11]) was later used for the single release of the track of the same name. According to Bon Jovi, the band named the album Slippery When Wet after visiting The No.5 Orange strip club in Vancouver. According to Sambora, "This woman descended from the ceiling on a pole and proceeded to take all her clothes off. When she got in a shower and soaped herself up, we just about lost our tongues. We just sat there and said, ‘We will be here every day.’ That energized us through the whole project. Our testosterone was at a very high level back then."[12] The cover consists of a wet black garbage bag with the words "Slippery When Wet" traced in the water ("So simple," observed Sambora, "and not very impressive"[13]). The album originally was to feature a busty woman in a wet yellow T-shirt with the album name on the front of the shirt. This was swapped for the plastic bag cover just prior to release. The reasons given for the switch were record execs' fears that dominant record store chains at the time would have refused to carry the album with a sexist cover, and Jon Bon Jovi's complaint the record company had put a bright pink border around the photograph the band submitted.[14][15] "Our label freaked out a bit when they saw what we'd done," recalled Sambora. "They thought it would be banned by American stores, so we had to come up with something else – fast."[16] In Japan, most releases of the album included the original cover art. Release and reception

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [4]

Robert Christgau B− [17]

Rolling Stone (unfavorable) [18]

The Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Album
Album
Guide [19]

The album was a massive success commercially. Between 1986 and 1987, Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
produced an amazing string of hit songs, including three Top 10 Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
hits, two of which ("You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer") reached No. 1, making Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
the first hard rock/glam metal band to ever have two consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart hits. The third single "Wanted Dead or Alive" peaked at No. 7, making Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
the first hard rock/glam metal album to spawn three Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
Top 10 hits. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making it Bon Jovi's first number-one album in the United States. The album also had impressive staying power, with 38 weeks inside the Top 5 of Billboard 200, including 8 weeks at No. 1. Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
was the best-selling album of 1987 in the United States, and eventually reached Diamond certification by the RIAA and current sales stand at 12 million copies, making it the 48th best-selling album in the United States. In the UK, Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
received a 3x Platinum certification by the BPI. The album also achieved Diamond status in Canada, and 6x Platinum status in Australia. The album was ranked 44th in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of the Definitive 200 albums of all time. Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "Let It Rock" Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora 5:26

2. "You Give Love a Bad Name" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Desmond Child 3:43

3. "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 4:09

4. "Social Disease" Bon Jovi, Sambora 4:18

5. "Wanted Dead or Alive" Bon Jovi, Sambora 5:09

6. "Raise Your Hands" Bon Jovi, Sambora 4:17

7. "Without Love" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 3:31

8. "I'd Die for You" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 4:31

9. "Never Say Goodbye" Bon Jovi, Sambora 4:49

10. "Wild in the Streets" Bon Jovi 3:56

1998 2-CD Special
Special
Edition Bonus CD PHCR-90015/6

No. Title Writer(s) Length

11. "Wanted Dead or Alive (Live at Wembley
Wembley
1995)" Bon Jovi, Sambora  

12. " Livin' on a Prayer
Livin' on a Prayer
(Live/US 1987)" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child  

13. " You Give Love a Bad Name
You Give Love a Bad Name
(Live/US 1987)" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child  

14. "Wild in the Streets (Live at Wembley
Wembley
1995)" Bon Jovi  

15. "Borderline (Studio Outtake)" Bon Jovi, Bryan  

16. " Edge of a Broken Heart (Studio Outtake)" Bon Jovi, Sambora  

17. "Never Say Goodbye (Live Acoustic Version)" Bon Jovi, Sambora  

2010 special edition bonus tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length

11. " You Give Love a Bad Name
You Give Love a Bad Name
(Live Version)" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 4:10

12. " Livin' on a Prayer
Livin' on a Prayer
(Live Version)" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 5:33

13. "Wanted Dead or Alive (Live Version)" Bon Jovi, Sambora 5:22

DualDisc
DualDisc
edition In 2005, Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
was re-issued as a DualDisc. The CD side contained a newly remastered version of the album, and the DVD
DVD
side contained the same album in its original stereo mix, plus a slightly expanded 5.1 surround sound version. The expanded album included additional elements within many of the songs, in some cases increasing their runtime. The audio material is playable through a DVD-Audio player and standard DVD
DVD
Players. The DVD
DVD
side also included all 5 promo videos from the album:

"You Give Love a Bad Name" "Livin' on a Prayer" "Wanted Dead or Alive" "Never Say Goodbye" "Wild in the Streets"

The DualDisc
DualDisc
was released on September 20, 2005, the same release date as Have A Nice Day. Personnel

Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
– lead vocals, guitar, acoustic rhythm guitar on "Wanted Dead or Alive" Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
– electric lead guitar, backing vocals, acoustic lead guitar on "Wanted Dead or Alive" Alec John Such
Alec John Such
– bass guitar, backing vocals Tico Torres
Tico Torres
– drums, finger cymbals on "Livin' on a Prayer" David Bryan
David Bryan
– keyboards, backing vocals, horns (horns credited as Lema Moon)

Studio musicians

Tom Keenlyside – saxophone

Production

Bruce Fairbairn – producer Bob Rock
Bob Rock
– engineering, mixing Tim Crich – engineering assistance George Marino – digital remastering Bill Levy – artwork Mark Weiss – photography

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1986–2011) Peak position

Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[20] 1

Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21] 2

Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[22] 1

Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[23] 5

Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[24] 1

German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[25] 11

Greek Albums (IFPI)[26] 64

Japanese Albums Chart[27] 10

New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[28] 1

Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[29] 1

Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[30] 19

Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 3

Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 1

UK Albums (OCC)[33] 6

US Billboard 200[34] 1

US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[35] 3

Year-end charts

Chart (1986) Position

Canadian Albums Chart[36] 58

Chart (1987) Position

Australian Albums Chart[37] 3

Austrian Albums Chart[38] 10

Canadian Albums Chart[39] 2

Dutch Albums Chart[40] 22

Swiss Albums Chart[41] 4

US Billboard 200 1

Chart (1988) Position

US Billboard 200 98

Decade-end charts

Chart (1980–89) Position

Australian Albums Chart[37] 25

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Australia (ARIA)[42] 6× Platinum 420,000^

Canada (Music Canada)[43] Diamond 1,000,000^

Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[44] Platinum 73,564[44]

Germany (BVMI)[45] Platinum 500,000^

Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[46] Gold 7,500*

Japan (Oricon Charts)

215,000[27]

New Zealand (RMNZ)[47] Platinum 15,000^

Spain (PROMUSICAE)[48] Platinum 100,000^

Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[49] 2× Platinum 100,000^

United Kingdom (BPI)[50] 3× Platinum 900,000^

United States (RIAA)[51] 12× Platinum 12,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also

List of best-selling albums List of best-selling albums
List of best-selling albums
in the United States

References

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External links

Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
(Adobe Flash) at Radio3Net (streamed copy where licensed)

v t e

Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi Tico Torres David Bryan Hugh McDonald Phil X

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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1956: Calypso – Harry Belafonte 1957: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1958: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1959: The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
– Henry Mancini 1960: Music from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
– Original Cast 1961: Camelot – Original Cast 1962: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1963: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1964: Music from Hello, Dolly! – Original Cast 1965: Music from Mary Poppins – Soundtrack 1966: Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana Brass 1967: More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
– The Monkees 1968: Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
– The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly 1970: Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar – Soundtrack 1972: Harvest – Neil Young 1973: The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
– War 1974: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Elton John 1975: Greatest Hits – Elton John

1976–2000

1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
Frampton Comes Alive!
– Peter Frampton 1977: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 1978: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack 1979: 52nd Street – Billy Joel 1980: The Wall
The Wall
– Pink Floyd 1981: Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
– REO Speedwagon 1982: Asia – Asia 1983: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1985: Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
– Bruce Springsteen 1986: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
– Whitney Houston 1987: Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
– Bon Jovi 1988: Faith – George Michael 1989: Don't Be Cruel – Bobby Brown 1990: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
– Janet Jackson 1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
– Mariah Carey 1992: Ropin' the Wind
Ropin' the Wind
– Garth Brooks 1993: The Bodyguard – Soundtrack 1994: The Sign – Ace of Base 1995: Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

2001–present

2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
– Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn

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