Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet turns 30!

Slippery When Wet

American rock group Bon Jovi backstage at the Monsters Of Rock festival in Mannheim, West Germany, 31st August 1986. L-R. Richie Sambora, Alex John Such, Tico Torres, David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi.

Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns

30 years ago, on October 25th, 1986, Bon Jovi scored their first Billboard chart topping album with their third release, Slippery When Wet.

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SLIPPERY WHEN WET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Produced by Canadian Bruce Fairbairn
  • Recorded at Vancouver’s Little Mountain Sound Studios,
  • 8 weeks on top of the charts
  • Two number one singles – You Give Love A Bad Name and Livin’ On A Prayer.
  • Another single, Wanted Dead or Alive, peaked at number seven on Billboard
  • Billboard’s top selling album of 1987
  • 12 million copies sold as of 2016

The songs off Slippery When Wet are staples on SiriusXM channels like Hair Nation and 80s on 8. You’re bound to hear some of them today as we celebrate 30 years of Bon Jovi’s breakthrough album.

YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME

LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER

LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER/WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE UNPLUGGED

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