Radio L, side A, track 2: “The Boys Are Back In Town” by Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi - The Boys Are Back In TownOh, Bon Jovi, I honestly don’t know when I realized that this song was a remake.  I definitely didn’t know it when it was in “Navy Seals” (which I watched many times as a kid but now kinda don’t remember at all except as a punchline in “Clerks”) and I kinda don’t even remember hearing it in “Navy Seals” and now I kinda oddly want to watch “Navy Seals” again.  Anyway, didn’t know it then.  And whenever “Toy Story 2” came out and this was playing on the trailer, definitely still thought you were the progenitor of this song.  So it really hasn’t been that long since I figured out this wasn’t an original.  I really don’t know when I figured out that Thin Lizzy got there first, but does it really matter, Bon Jovi?  At the end of the day, both versions rocked pretty hard, and clearly you were driving all of us crazy with happiness since this one was on the Phaser Countdown Five.  And I’m sure it was just getting me even more primed up hearing an awesome song on a countdown, because it was just a preview of whatever amazingness was soon to happen on “The Top 90 of the ’80s”.  If you can’t tell, Bon Jovi, I was REALLY excited about that countdown.  This was also probably a little too new to make it on that one, but who knows, Bon Jovi?  That’s the magic of a countdown, whether it’s the Phaser or Top 90 variety.  This is gonna be bigger than Christmas, Bon Jovi!

“The Boys Are Back In Town”

The boys’a back
The boys’a back in town

<awesome Bon Jovi jam>

Guess who just got back today
Those wild-eyed boys that been away

Haven’t changed, had much ta say
But, man, I still think those cats’a crazy

They were askin’ if you were around

How you was, where you could be found

I told them you were livin’ downtown
Drivin’ the old men crazy

The boys’a back in town (boys’a back in town)

I said the boys’a back in tooooown
The boys’a back in town

<awesome Bon Jovi jam>

You know that chick that used to dance a lot

Every night she’d be on the dance floor just shakin’ what she got
When I tell ya she was cool, she was red hot
I mean she was steamin’

And that time over at Johnny’s place

Well, this chick got up and she slapped poor Johnny’s face
Man, we just fell about the place
That chick don’t wanna know
Forget’a

The boys’a back in town (boys’a back in town)

Yeah yeah

The boys’a back in tooooown
The boys’a back in town

The boys’a back in town (boys’a back in town)
Boys’a back
(Boys’a back in town)

<awesome Bon Jovi jam>

Spread the word around

Say
Guess who’s back in town

<awesome Bon Jovi jam>

Friday night they’ll be dressed to kill

Down at Dino’s Bar and Grill
The drinks will flow and some blood’s gonna spill
My boys wanna fight, ya better let ’em

Jukebox in the corner blastin’ out my favorite songs
The nights’a gettin’ warmer, it won’t be long
‘Til summer comes
Now that the boys are here again

The boys’a back in town (boys’a back in town)

Yeah yeah

I said the boys’a back in tooooown

Bring it down now

Boys’a back in town (boys’a back in town)

Spread the word around

The boys’a back in town (boys’a back in town)

Yeah, the boys’a back in town (boys’a back in town)
Boys’a back in town (boys’a back in town)
The boys’a back
The boys’a back

<awesome Bon Jovi jam>

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