Singer Jon Bon Jovi is celebrating his milestone 60th birthday today!
The Bon Jovi founder and frontman was born John Francis Bongiovi Jr. on March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Take a look at some fun facts about the legendary singer!
Jon Bon Jovi: Here’s Everything You Need To Know!
Jon Bon Jovi is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. He is best known as the founder and frontman of the rock band Bon Jovi, which he was founded in 1983. He has released 15 studio albums with his band, as well as two solo albums on his own.
In addition to his music, Bon Jovi started an acting career in the 1990s. He starred in the films “Moonlight and Valentino and U-571.” He has also appeared in numerous television shows, including “Sex and the City,” “The West Wing,” and “Ally McBeal.”
In 1996, PEOPLE magazine named him one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. In 2000, PEOPLE awarded him the title of “Sexiest Rock Star.” In 2009, Bon Jovi was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was ranked number fifty on the list of Billboard’s “Power 100,” which ranked “the most powerful and influential people in the music business.”
In 2006, he founded The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which was formerly known as the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation. The foundation supports community efforts to end poverty and homelessness.
Today, fans are celebrating all of Jon Bon Jovi’s contributions to the music industry by celebrating with the most recognizable Bon Jovi classic songs. Have a listen!
‘Livin’ On A Prayer’
Is there anyone out there who hasn’t heard this song? It’s become so famous that it’s become a classic karaoke staple.
“No matter how many times I listen, I can’t comprehend how good this record was, is and will remain,” one fan wrote. “One of the all-time greats.”
“This is one of the 10 masterpieces in the history of music,” another commented.
“I really hope that this song will never be forgotten by anyone,” another shared. “I’m only 18 years old yet this song is just as popular with my generation as with every other generation since this song was released. Truly amazing stuff.”
“2022 and this song still gets me motivated!!” another wrote. “Love Bon Jovi.”
‘You Give Love A Bad Name’
“What a masterpiece,” one fan wrote. “A song I actually enjoy being stuck in my head.”
“Never really gave this song a chance back in the 80’s,” another shared. “Now, I rock it likes it’s a brand new track!”
“This was the very first rock song I’ve ever listened to,” another said. “Now I’m a big fan of the genre.”
“Wow this album is a 10/10!!” another wrote. “My cassette definitely got played a million times!”
Another asked, “is it me….? Or every time I play this song over and over it just only gets better?”
“This one is one of my favorite songs from bon Jovi,” another wrote.
“He shot through my heart with his amazing voice,” another joked.
‘It’s My Life’
“It’s scary how fast time flies,” one fan commented. “You just blink once and that song you love is over a decade old.”
“This is a classic song with a catchy, groovy, and ominous vibe to it,” another wrote.
“I remember listening to this song as a child! And I still love it!!” said another.
“The energy that this song radiates is just amazing,” another commented.
“When I was a kid and this song started to play in the car, my mind and my soul went in a different dimension,” another shared. “One of my best childhood memories.”
‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’
“One of their best tracks,” one fan wrote. “Love it so much!”
“This song was the reason I started playing guitar at 40 years of age. 55 now, and I still play it every other day,” another shared. “Killer song.”
“Gotta be one of the best songs ever,” another commented. “Nothing like the 80s.”
“When those first notes start, you feel it & know what song it is!!!” another wrote. “I’m so glad I was a teenager in the 80’s!!! We definitely had the BEST music!!”
Still Not Enough Bon Jovi For You?
It’s not enough for us either! Click on the video above to listen to over an hour of Bon Jovi’s best hits!