Radio 51, side B, track 5: “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi, #78 on The Top 90 of the ’80s

Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad NameOh, Bon Jovi, hells YES this song made it onto the Top 90 of the ’80s!  That’s  a no-brainer.  Frankly, if this would have made it to #1, I would have totally supported that decision.  Also frankly (I say frankly a lot on this blog, don’t I?), I feel like I already said all I had to say about why I love this song so much last time it came up on the track list.  So why belabor the point, when all that would do is take more seconds away from all of us getting to hear this song again.  Rock on, Bon Jovi!!!!

“You Give Love A Bad Name”

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
Darlin’, you give love
A bad name

<awesome Bon Jovi jam>

An angel’s smile
Is what you sell
You promised me heaven then put me through hell
Chains of love
Got a hold on me
When passion’s a prison you can’t break free

Whoa-oh-oh, you’re a loaded gun
Yeah

Whoa-oh-oh, there’s nowhere to run
No one can save me, the damage is done

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love
A bad name (bad name)
I play my part
And you play your game
You give love
A bad name (bad name)
Yeah, you give loooove

Bad name

Paintcho smile
On your lips
Blood-red nails on your fingertips
A schoolboy’s dream
You act so shy
Your very first kiss was your first kiss good-bye

Whoa-oh-oh, you’re a loaded gun

Whoa-oh-oh
There’s nowhere to run
No one can save me, the damage is done

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love
A bad name (bad name)
I play my part
And you play your game
You give love
A bad name (bad name)
You give looove, ah!

<awesome Bon Jovi jam>

Ohhhhh, shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love
A bad name

I play my part
And you play your game
You give love
A bad name (bad name)
Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love
A bad name (bad name)
I play my part
And you play your game
You give love
A bad name (bad name)
You give love
(Whooooooooooooooooa)
You give love (Whoooooooooooa)
(Bad name)
You give love (Whooooooooooa)
You give looove (Whooooooooa)
(Bad name)
You give love (Whoooooooooa)
You give love

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4 thoughts on “Radio 51, side B, track 5: “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi, #78 on The Top 90 of the ’80s

  1. Wouldn’t Livin’ on a Prayer get a higher position in the top 90 of the 80s? Awesome track though. I love Bon Jovi and they really defined the 80s for me.

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  2. […] great music that came from the decade of my childhood, but this song beat out songs by Madonna and Bon Jovi?  I don’t know, dudes.  This seems questionable to me.  I probably was really excited to […]

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  3. […] BOOM!  Hells yes this song made it onto the countdown!  Which is the exact same reaction I had when another of your songs showed up on here.  But unlike your song says, we’re not halfway there.  We’re way more than halfway […]

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