Richie Sambora Explains What Makes ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ Special
Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora recently joined GBNews for an interview and revealed why ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ is a special song in the band’s catalog.
After their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi began working on their debut album. They then decided to release their first two albums in 1984 and 1985. However, they achieved widespread success and worldwide recognition by releasing their third album ‘Slippery When Wet.’
After the release of ‘Slippery When Wet’ on August 16, 1986, Bon Jovi became a globally-known rock music act; the record spent eight weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Moreover, its singles ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ and ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ topped the Billboard Hot 100.
The song ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child, and Richie Sambora. After it became a hit, the song and its music video got heavy rotation on MTV. Besides, both rock and pop music fans loved the song. In the end, ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ became Bon Jovi’s signature song, a fan favorite, and a timeless hit.
Speaking to GBNews during a recent interview, ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ co-writer Richie Sambora stated he is proud of the song. He then claimed it’s a story that everyone can relate to because everyone felt under the pressure of uncertainty at some point in their lives. Moreover, Sambora said the song is still relatable today and gives the audience happiness.
Here is what Richie Sambora said about the song:
“I’m very proud of that. It’s a story, and I think that song was such a big song because everybody has been in that place where there was uncertainty and trying to make it in this world. That’s basically what the song is about. I think everyone is living on prayer at this moment. My cohort and I struck a nerve on that one, writing that song. It always makes people very, very happy.”
You can watch the rest of the interview and listen to Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ below.