The Most Difficult Bon Jovi Song To Write, According To Jon Bon Jovi
Writing a song takes inspiration, clear thought, and experience. A musician must think about the melody and the harmony while writing a song, composing it in his head beforehand. So, coming up with a song is not as easy as some would think.
As Steven Van Zandt said, the creative process is essential because an artist tries to create something from nothing while making a song. It’s indeed a satisfying and challenging thing to do. Moreover, despite how many years a musician has been actively making music, writing that one specific song might cause them trouble. This was the case with Jon Bon Jovi when he wrote one of Bon Jovi’s songs.
Which Song Did Jon Bon Jovi Have The Most Difficulty In Writing?
In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi made a breakthrough with their first two records and debut single ‘Runaway.’ They then continued to achieve global recognition with their third album, ‘Slippery When Wet.’ This album also featured their classic hits ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ and ‘Livin’ On A Prayer.’
After their fourth album, 1988’s ‘New Jersey,’ Bon Jovi went on the road. In 1992, they returned with the album ‘Keep The Faith,’ followed by their 1995 album ‘These Days.’ This album ended up being more successful in Europe than in the US. Moreover, it also contained a song that Jovi had difficulty writing, ‘Something For The Pain.’
‘Something For The Pain’ appears as the second single from ‘These Days.’ Following its release, the song charted at eight on the UK Singles Chart and 76 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Reportedly, Jon Bon Jovi described this song as the most difficult to write, as they kept rewriting the chorus until it made sense.
Written by the efforts of Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child, ‘Something For The Pain’ was performed by the band in many shows following the release of ‘These Days.’ Although it wasn’t initially successful in the US, the song ended up in the top 10 of the UK Charts.
You can listen to Bon Jovi’s ‘Something For The Pain’ below.