Who are the writers of Livin' on a Prayer?

Who are the writers of Livin' on a Prayer?

"Living On A Prayer" was written by Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi, and Richie Sambora. Let's assume you're unfamiliar with Jon Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer." It is his second No. 1 hit single as a lead singer and front man for Bon Jovi.

Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about "Living On A Prayer." It was released in December 1986 and it's a catchy song that talks about faith and praying to God for your dreams to come true. The lyrics describe a guy who has been given up for dead but then finds hope when he wakes up from his coma. He decides to live life now instead of waiting for death to come and take him away.

Desmond Child is one of the most successful songwriters in the history of rock 'n' roll. He has had more than 50 songs enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart and they have earned him five Grammy Awards. He has also written songs for Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Prince among others.

Child started writing songs at an early age. At 15 years old, he wrote and produced some tracks that were released by a local band called The Tangents. Then, he went to college where he studied music production. While attending college, he wrote several more songs that were signed to a recording contract.

Who are the characters in Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi?

"Livin' On A Prayer" is without a doubt nondenominational. The two protagonists from this song are acknowledged in the line "This is for the ones who stood their ground, for Tommy and Gina who never backed down" in the 2000 Bon Jovi song "It's My Life." Sambora also utilized a talkbox on that tune.

Gina is a reference to both the Marvel and DC Comics characters named Green Goblin or Geese. Tommy is of course Tommy James.

Here is where it gets interesting: Both characters have had their lives written about in books, comics, and movies. So which one is Bon Jovi singing about? Well, if you look at the lyrics, they can be interpreted as being about either character (or even both) since each verse refers to someone who "stood their ground". Here are the lines that refer to Tommy and Gina:

So go ahead and tell 'em, we don't care! They've been know to call us crazy... But what do we have to lose? We'll be out on our feet, but we won't back down! This is for the ones who stood their ground, for Tommy and Gina who never backed down!

As you can see, this song has many interpretations, some more favorable than others to those who claim it as their own.

Who sings Living on a Prayer?

'Livin' on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi/Artists International/EMI Records

The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Jeff Bova. It is best known as the lead single from Bon Jovi's album These Days. The song has been praised for its anthemic quality and its message of hope. It has also become a rock standard.

Living on a Prayer reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1990. It stayed there for two weeks. The song was also very successful in Canada, where it reached #1 as well. It remained at that position for three weeks. This made it the first rock song to top the charts in those countries.

Bon Jovi have played this song on every tour since its release, with some exceptions. They did not play it during their 2000 Lost Highway Tour because they wanted to give new songs a chance. They did, however, include it on their 2009 Have a Nice Day Tour.

Living on a Prayer has been covered by many artists.

Who made livin' on a prayer?

Composers: Jon Bon Jovi, 'Richie' Sambora, Desmond Child Livin' on a Prayer was released in December 1986 and went straight to number one on both the Billboard 200 and Rock Albums charts. It has been certified 12x Platinum by the RIAA.

Bon Jovi wrote the song after his mother died of cancer. He said that he wanted to write a song that would make other people think about their own families even if they were going through difficult times themselves. He also said that he wanted to write a song that had a big chorus.

The song was originally supposed to be a solo effort but Richie Sambora joined him for the live shows. They have both said that they believe the song works well as a duet because it expresses what both men were feeling at the time.

Livin' on a Prayer has become one of Bon Jovi's most popular songs. In fact, it's considered by many to be one of the best rock ballads of all time. The song has been covered by other artists including David Cook (as part of his set list during his tour supporting Livin' on a Prayer), Fefe Dobson, and My Chemical Romance.

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