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Encyclopedia > Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet cover
Studio album by Bon Jovi
Released August 18, 1986
Recorded Little Mountain, Vancouver, BC
Genre Hard rock
Glam Metal
Length 43:42
Label Mercury 830 264
Producer(s) Bruce Fairbairn
Professional reviews
Bon Jovi chronology
7800° Fahrenheit
(1985)
Slippery When Wet
(1986)
New Jersey
(1988)
Alternate cover
200px
Original banned wet T-shirt cover
Singles from Slippery When Wet
  1. "You Give Love a Bad Name"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Livin' on a Prayer"
    Released: 1986
  3. " Wanted Dead or Alive"
    Released: 1987
  4. "Never Say Goodbye"
    Released: 1987

Slippery When Wet is the third studio album by Bon Jovi released on August 18, 1986 (see 1986 in music). It is the band's most commercially successful album, selling over 12 million copies in the U.S.. Today it stands as one of the six best selling hard rock albums ever, and spawned two #1 singles, "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer". Making Bon Jovi the first Hard Rock band to have 2 consecutive #1 hit singles. The third single "Wanted Dead or Alive" was a Top 10 hit, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The fourth single, "Never Say Goodbye", the album's signature ballad, reached #28 on the strength of airplay alone. Slippery When Wet stayed at #1 for 8 weeks, the record for a hard rock album on the Billboard 200. The album is the band's biggest selling album in the USA and the world, having sold over 26 million albums worldwide, featured in the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". Cover of the Bon Jovi album Slippery When Wet. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from New Jersey. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper Location of Vancouver within the Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  British Columbia Region Lower Mainland Regional District Greater Vancouver Incorporated 1886 Government  - Mayor Sam Sullivan (NPA)  - City Council List of Councilors Suzanne Anton (NPA) Peter... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Bruce Fairbairn press photo Bruce Earl Fairbairn (born in Vancouver, Canada on December 30, 1949, died May 17, 1999) was a music producers who was prominent during the 1980s and 1990s, producing songs for bands such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Loverboy. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from New Jersey. ... 7800° Fahrenheit is Bon Jovis second album, and was released in April 1985. ... Bon Jovis fourth album, New Jersey was released on September 13, 1988. ... 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Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Never Say Goodbye is a song by US rock band Bon Jovi. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from New Jersey. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 1980s in music // January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley) February 11 - Culture Club... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... You Give Love a Bad Name is a song written by Jon Bon Jovi about a nameless woman who has jilted her lover. ... Livin on a Prayer is Bon Jovis second single from their Slippery When Wet album. ... Alternate cover Japanese Cover Audio sample Wanted Dead or Alive is a song from Bon Jovis 1986 album Slippery When Wet. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Never Say Goodbye is a song by US rock band Bon Jovi. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a musical reference book edited by Robert Dimery. ...

Contents

Background

The album went through various name changes during its inception, with Slippery When Wet being the final title conceived. According to Jon Bon Jovi in a DVD interview on the box set 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong, the album's original title was Wanted Dead or Alive, until Bon Jovi read a newspaper about a Los Angeles band that were gaining publicity and becoming famous around the city. Bon Jovi saw the name of the band and immediately thought it was a great name for an album. This meant that for a while during the development of the album the record was going to be called Guns N' Roses (the name of that band, for which Bon Jovi had similar success to in the late-80s, whose Appetite for Destruction album was similarly successful to this album). 100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Cant Be Wrong is box set by Bon Jovi, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) on Island Records. ... Guns N Roses (abbreviated as GNR) is a nine-piece American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Alternate cover The original, banned cover of Appetite for Destruction. ...


Jon Bon Jovi was initially reluctant to include "Livin' on a Prayer" on the album, believing that it was not a good enough song. Richie Sambora was convinced it was a hit single in the making, and so the band re-recorded it, releasing the second version on the final album. Ironically, it became the band's most popular and well-known song, and was the #1 song of 1987. The song is referred to in Bon Jovi's 2000 single "It's My Life" among other songs. The original demo, which Jon Bon Jovi thought was not good enough for the album, can be found as a hidden track on the band's box set. Its My Life is Bon Jovis first single off of the album Crush. ... In the field of recorded music, a hidden track is a piece of music which has been placed on a Compact Disc, audio cassette, vinyl record or other recorded medium in such a way as to avoid detection by the casual listener. ... 100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Cant Be Wrong is box set by Bon Jovi, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) on Island Records. ...


With this album's singles, Bon Jovi was the first hard rock band to ever have two consecutive #1 Hot 100 chart hits. The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


Slippery When Wet was the first hard rock album to spawn three Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits. The band would go on to break this record with New Jersey, which spawned five. The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Bon Jovis fourth album, New Jersey was released on September 13, 1988. ...


With Slippery When Wet, the band twice had the #1 single and the #1 album simultaneously, another hard rock first.


The track "Raise Your Hands" was featured in the 1987 motion picture Spaceballs. "Raise Your Hands" also remains a staple in Bon Jovi's live shows, being a stalwart on their recent Have a Nice Day Tour. Spaceballs is a 1987 science fiction parody film written, directed, and starring Mel Brooks. ... The Have A Nice Day Tour was a concert tour by American rock Band Bon Jovi. ...


The German team handball club VfL Gummersbach, one of the most successful teams ever, often uses this song during their home matches when the players enter the field. VfL Gummersbach is a team handball club from Germany. ...


"Wanted Dead or Alive" is currently the theme song to the television show Wanted, Dog The Bounty Hunter,and a short section for the opening theme of Deadliest Catch and was in the 1991 film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. Wanted is a 2005 primetime police drama television series broadcast on the TNT network. ... Dog the Bounty Hunter is a reality television show, chronicling Duane Dog Chapmans operations in his bounty hunting firm, Da Kine Bail Bonds in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Deadliest Catch is a documentary-style television series that documents the events aboard fishing boats in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab and Opilio crab fishing seasons. ...


"Wanted Dead or Alive" is credited with spawning the very popular "MTV Unplugged" series when Bon Jovi and Sambora appeared on the MTV Music Video Awards with just acoustic guitars and preformed it in front of the live audience.


The cover consists of a wet black bin liner with the words "Slippery When Wet" traced in the water. The album originally was to feature a woman in a wet yellow tee shirt with the album name on the front of the shirt. This original version of the cover was swapped for the wet plastic bag cover just prior to release, mainly due to the fact that Bon Jovi hated the "Pink" edging to the cover. The exception is in Japan where most releases of the album do include the original cover art. A bin bag (Commonwealth English) or garbage bag (American English) is a bag used to line the insides of waste receptacles such as trash cans to prevent the insides of the container from becoming coated in produce or liquids. ...


A DualDisc version of Slippery When Wet was released on September 20, 2005, featuring the album remixed in 5.1 surround sound and the music videos for "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Livin' on a Prayer", "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Never Say Goodbye" and "Wild in the Streets". DualDisc is a type of double-sided optical disc product developed by a group of record companies including EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and 5. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Edge of a Broken Heart

One of the songs written during the making of the album was "Edge of a Broken Heart", which did not feature on the final version of the album but appeared on the soundtrack of Disorderlies. It became a Billboard Top 40 hit on airplay alone, and has since become a fan favourite, with the band receiving numerous requests to play the song live at their concerts. It has since been released on the band's box set, and featured on the special 2CD edition of Cross Road. Disorderlies is a 1987 comedy film starring the rap group, The Fat Boys, and Ralph Bellamy. ... 100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Cant Be Wrong is box set by Bon Jovi, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) on Island Records. ... Cross Road is a greatest hits record released by the American band Bon Jovi in 1994. ...


Track listing

  1. "Let It Rock" (Bon Jovi, Sambora) – 5:25
  2. "You Give Love a Bad Name" (Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child) – 3:44
  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) – 5:08
  6. "Raise Your Hands" (Bon Jovi, Sambora) – 4:16
  7. "Without Love" (Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child) – 3:30
  8. "I'd Die For You" (Bon Jovi, Sambora) – 4:30
  9. "Never Say Goodbye", (Bon Jovi, Sambora) – 4:48
  10. "Wild In The Streets" (Bon Jovi) – 3:54

Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi Jr on March 2, 1962) is an American singer, musician, businessman and actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... You Give Love a Bad Name is a song written by Jon Bon Jovi about a nameless woman who has jilted her lover. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Livin on a Prayer is Bon Jovis second single from their Slippery When Wet album. ... Alternate cover Japanese Cover Audio sample Wanted Dead or Alive is a song from Bon Jovis 1986 album Slippery When Wet. ... Never Say Goodbye is a song by US rock band Bon Jovi. ...

Samples

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Personnel

Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi Jr on March 2, 1962) is an American singer, musician, businessman and actor. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... David Bryan Rashbaum, better known as David Bryan (born 7 February 1962) is a musician and plays keyboards for Bon Jovi. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A talk box is a musical sound effects device that allows a musician to modify the sound of a musical instrument by changing the shape of the mouth. ... A guitar/synthesizer (also guitar synthesizer, guitar/synth, or guitar synth) is any one of a number of systems originally conceived to allow a guitar player to play synthesizers. ... Alec John Such (born November 14, 1956 in Yonkers, New York) was the bassist for the band Bon Jovi. ... Tico Torres (born Hector Samuel Juan Torres on October 7, 1953 in Colonia, New Jersey) is the drummer and percussionist for Bon Jovi. ... A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being struck with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ... The horn (popularly known also as the French horn) is a brass instrument decended from the natural horn that consists of tubing wrapped into a coiled form. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Image:Hff026 112. ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Mona Lisa Although today the word art usually refers to the visual arts, the concept of what art is has continuously changed over centuries. ... Remaster (and its derivations, frequently found in the phrases digitally remastered or digital remastering) is a word and concept ushered into the mass consciousness via the digital age, although it had existed before then. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... Photography [fәtɑgrәfi:],[foʊtɑgrәfi:] is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or sensor. ...

Singles

  1. "You Give Love a Bad Name" / "Raise Your Hands"
  2. "Livin' on a Prayer" / "Wild in the Streets"
  3. "Wanted Dead or Alive" / "I'd Die for You"
  4. "Never Say Goodbye" / "Social Disease"

You Give Love a Bad Name is a song written by Jon Bon Jovi about a nameless woman who has jilted her lover. ... Livin on a Prayer is Bon Jovis second single from their Slippery When Wet album. ... Alternate cover Japanese Cover Audio sample Wanted Dead or Alive is a song from Bon Jovis 1986 album Slippery When Wet. ... Never Say Goodbye is a song by US rock band Bon Jovi. ...

Charting

Year Single Chart Rank
1986 "You Give Love a Bad Name" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1986 "Wanted Dead or Alive" Mainstream Rock Tracks 13
1986 "You Give Love a Bad Name" Mainstream Rock Tracks 9
1986 "You Give Love a Bad Name" UK Singles Chart 14
1986 "Livin' on a Prayer" UK Singles Chart 4
1987 "Livin' on a Prayer" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1987 "Wanted Dead or Alive" UK Singles Chart 13
1987 "Wanted Dead or Alive" The Billboard Hot 100 7
1987 "Livin' on a Prayer" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1987 "Never Say Goodbye" Mainstream Rock Tracks 11
1987 "Never Say Goodbye" UK Singles Chart 21

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Slippery When Wet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (922 words)
Slippery When Wet is the third studio album by Bon Jovi released on August 18, 1986 (see 1986 in music).
Slippery When Wet stayed at #1 for 15 weeks, the record for a hard rock album on the Billboard 200.
The cover consists of a wet fl bin liner with the words "Slippery When Wet" traced in the water.
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