Dee Snider Names The ‘Perfect’ Bon Jovi Song That He Is Jealous Of
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider revealed Bon Jovi’s best song that confessed that he wished he would have written and produced that song in his interview with The Mistress Carrie Podcast. Also, Snider opened up something strange Jon Bon Jovi would do years ago whenever he came to watch Twisted Sister perform.
As you may know, Bon Jovi released its third studio album entitled ‘Slippery When Wet’ on August 18, 1986. It was described as a milestone album for hair metal as it combined heavy metal and pop music. The album became very popular and commercially successful, stayed at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart for eight weeks, and was then certified 12× Platinum.
Alongside the whole album, some of its tracks, such as ‘You Give Love a Bad Name,’ ‘Livin’ on a Prayer,’ and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive,’ were regarded as Bon Jovi’s best songs by fans and music critics. It seems like Dee Snider agrees with the others as he recently described ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ as the perfect song.
In addition, Snider unveiled that he is jealous of both the song and Jon Bon Jovi being more handsome than him, which his wife pointed out. Also, he recalled when Bon Jovi would come to watch Twisted Sister and wait in front of the ladies bathroom all night to meet more women.
In Snider’s words, he stated:
“There’s a song that I say is the perfect song, and I wish I wrote it, and I can’t stand the fact that I feel that way about this song… ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ by Bon Jovi. I can’t deny it.
On my motorcycle helmet, there’s a Bon Jovi, it says ‘Bon Jovi,’ and there’s a Ghostbusters sign through it. My wife says, ‘You’re just jealous because he’s better-looking than you and more successful.’ Again, she’s always right. I go ‘Yeah, you’re right. It’s jealousy.‘”
“He used to be out in the clubs watching Twisted Sister in New Jersey, and I used to make fun of him because he would stand by the ladies’ bathroom – because that was the place where all the girls would actually have to go by. It was the move – every girl eventually would have to go to the bathroom, so he’d be like, ‘How you doin’?’
I would bust his balls. ‘What are you doing over there?’ I didn’t know who he was, he told me. However, ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ I wish I wrote, and it’s just so well constructed top to bottom, it’s great.”
You can have a listen to ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ below.