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Uncool Music Appreciation ~ Episode 2 ~ Bon Jovi Appreciation Thread!

Welcome to the UMAs where we celebrate artists and bands that are generally completely hated and reviled by the cool kids of this forum. Here you will find all those artists that you have been advised over and over not to like by the ones with impeccable taste in music. So don't look for B&C favorites like Radiohead, Arcade Fire or Sigur Ros in here. In fact, indie music is banned in this thread. The more mainstream an artist is, more is the chance you will find them featured in this series. Now let's go ahead and celebrate extremely popular mainstream music with the UMAs!

For our second installment, the featured band is Bon Jovi. Hailing from Sayreville, New Jersey, the band has spanned 3 decades and sold over 120 million albums worldwide!




Here are some choice song picks:
(I'll skip the Tommy and Gina ones just cos they're way overplayed anyway. Oh and in a couple of these, embedded play doesn't work so you'll have to click on the title and go watch them at YouTube)


In the beginning, there was hair...

YouTube - Runaway - Bon Jovi

Then there were cowboys...

YouTube - Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
YouTube - Bon Jovi - 'Blaze Of Glory'

But not everything was simply macho posturing! Here's some lesser known serious material...

YouTube - Bon Jovi - Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
YouTube - Bon Jovi - Dry County

In the end though, everyone will remember this graduation anthem...

YouTube - Bon Jovi- Never Say Good Bye


All said and done, my personal favorite will always be...

YouTube - Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith

Enjoy!

Oh, and as the old saying goes...

If you can't say anything nice, FUCK OFF!



Next up: This guy originally wanted to call his second album "Hasn't Heard of You Either" due to the disappointing sales of his first album.
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I like Bon Jovi more than Phil Collins
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If you can't say anything nice, FUCK OFF!
Well, that's my cue. See you guys later.
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Slippery When Wet is both terrible and entertaining at the same time. Quite the conundrum.
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Slippery When Wet is both terrible and entertaining at the same time. Quite the conundrum.
I think this I can actually agree with, somewhat.

But I wanted to emphasize the serious songs. Dry County =
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Make a Def Leppard appreciation thread so I can have something nice to say.
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Make a Def Leppard appreciation thread so I can have something nice to say.
You're never allowed to make fun of me EVER again.
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I can, and I will.
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Make a Def Leppard appreciation thread so I can have something nice to say.
Haha I was in fact thinking of featuring them at some point and believe it or not, I thought of you.. cos I know you like Hysteria a lot! And one other band that you like may show up.
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I can, and I will.
Then I will just counter with Def Leopard forever and always
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All said and done, my personal favorite will always be...

YouTube - Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith

Enjoy!
That one is also my favourite. In fact, I think their Keep The Faith album is quite ace!

Keep The Faith, Bed Of Roses, Dry Country, Fear, Little Bit Of Soul are all excellent.
The edition I have also has a bonus CD with some live tracks (including Keep The Faith ). Great stuff.

I do think that his later stuff is a bit too generic for my tastes. But many artists don't even make one good album, so BJ can be appreciated.
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Haha I was in fact thinking of featuring them at some point and believe it or not, I thought of you.. cos I know you like Hysteria a lot! And one other band that you like may show up.
Now I'm curious to see what that other band is.

I'm looking forward to Laz's contribution to the Poison appreciation thread.

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Then I will just counter with Def Leopard forever and always
And you will lose every time. Bon Jovi vs. Def Leppard? Seriously? One of those bands used guitars at point.
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And you will lose every time. Bon Jovi vs. Def Leppard? Seriously? One of those bands used guitars at point.
The other created hair bands. While of course you probably view that as a bad thing, I think it wins on many levels
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I like the big Bon Jovi hits, but loathe the ballads. There are few things I hate more, music-wise, than big power ballads by 80s hair bands.

I really love two of their more recent tunes, too: Have a Nice Day and It's My Life.

Livin' On a Prayer is just one of those songs that calls for turning it up and singing at the top of your lungs. It's like Journey in that respect.
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The other created music with their hair
Fix'd.
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