Bon Jovi Song of the Day

3 decades of rock, in convenient bite-sized pieces


If my dad's computer isn't working by the time I get home tonight, I'll use a friend's computer. Motherfuck - "In and Out of Love" will be up tomorrow, dammit.


When it rains, it pours

My dad's computer isn't online at the moment. My mom's won't read my portable hard drive. The In and Out of Love review is all written, and it will HOPEFULLY be up early afternoon.


Okay, Here's The Deal

Alright, I owe you guys an update.

"In and Out of Love" will be done sometime this week. Hopefully tomorrow. That will mean the return of polling, which means I have to wait a bit for people to realize the blog is back. After that...we'll see. I don't think I'll be legitimately daily again for a while.

When I started, it was pretty much an equal amount of fun and effort. Now it's more work, because of all the running around involved. So I just need to force myself back into it to prove it's gonna still be worth it.

I promise you "In and Out of Love" by Saturday. I promise the Song of the Day isn't dead. I promise if people keep leaving snarky comments I'm turning comments off because those make it way less fun.


#114 - Waltzing Matilda

Artist: Tico Torres
Album: None
Other Versions: Tom Waits, Rod Stewart (also known as "Tom Traubert's Blues")
Era: N/A

This is the closest I'm gonna come to getting Tico for my birthday, so I guess I'll take it.

I can't even begin to describe how much I love Tico's voice. Especially in this one and "Crazy" - it just absolutely takes my breath away. And I can't really define why. I like huskiness, but I've never been a big fan of gravelly voices. And I didn't like it at first, on "Only In My Dreams". But he just about kills me now.

He's passionate. Intensely passionate - he's pouring so much pure emotion into his voice I think it's impossible not to respond to it on some level. I get the same vibe from David and his piano playing. So there we go, it's passion that draws me in. Which is a way better reason than "pretty mans. Oh so pretty."

A testament to that love of passion and intensity is when he goes "it's an old shirt that's stained with A-BUH-LOOD AND HUWHISKEY". Aesthetically, it's probably the low point of his voice in the whole song, but damn does he belt it. Not belt, really, he doesn't get a lot louder, but he just ups the level he's at. Gorgeous, just effing gorgeous.

According to iTunes, I'm on my 34th listen of this song (not counting listening to it on my iPod or anyone else's computer) and I'm just noticing the instruments for the first time. David's playing is amazing here, really, really incredible. He feels it just as much as Tico does. Or at the very least, he gets how much Tico feels it and knows how to bring that across. Fucking piano genius.

This song is incredible, just incredible. Once before I die I need to see Tico sing live. Just once, then I can keel over on the spot. Well, no, I need to see David too. But after BOTH of them, I can keel over dead.

My Rating: 10/10

I'm well aware "In and Out of Love" won the last poll. Next blog I do, we will resume voting.

I don't know if I'm back for good regularly. I think so, but once again, no promises. actually, I can promise you two a week. More than that is omg bonus.

Random thought of the day: David could've been the next Billy Joel. Not that I'd necessarily WANT him to be, but he could've been.



Alright, exams are over (thanks for the well-wishes, by the by) and I'm home.

Problem: At home, we only have wireless internet. My computer (of course, this is how my life works) isn't wireless ready. So until I get what I need, I'm hopping from computer to computer in the house.

I don't want to say there will be no blog until I get my computer settled because I have no idea how long that will be. But I'm still sticking to the "no guarantees except for May 25th" thing.


This week is going to be hectic as Hell. It's the end of the school year, so I've got exams, and packing, and getting the room ready so they don't charge us $150 for having to move around a few pieces of furniture themselves, and traveling, and re-settling in at home, and job hunting and trying to write some stuff for a deadline. So I won't say that there won't be any updates this week, but don't be surprised if there's only one or two between now and the 25th. I'm guaranteeing one on the 25th, but any day before then is a coin toss.


#113 - Rockin' All Over the World (Bon Jovi)

Artist: Bon Jovi
Album: None
Other Versions: John Fogerty, and according to sing365 Springsteen's covered it too
Era: N/A


I don't have a lot to say about this one. According to iTunes, this is the second time I've ever listened to it. Huh.

I don't know the original, so I don't know how it compares.

What I do like about this version is the atmosphere. It feels very laid-back, very spur of the moment. It's chill and it's fun, and it just makes me bob my head and sing along. And it's one of the few bootlegs where when Jon says "David" it doesn't sound like "Debbie". That needs to happen more often, I'm sick of people asking me who Debbie is.

Mmm, piano solo. Not one of my favorite David moments, though, not by a long shot. Part of my problem is the quality of the version I have. It's pretty shitty, and when the piano gets high it messes with whatever this was being recorded on. But still, piano solo. Wheee.

I keep forgetting this exists. The only times I remember it are when it comes up on shuffle, or I'm searching for David's version (5,000+ songs, it's way easier to search than scroll through). It isn't bad, there just isn't anything about it that really stands out.

My Rating: 5/10

David has requested to be taken out of the voting while he still has some pride left (because I totally talk to him all the time. We do each other's hair and dish about boys and eat ice cream). So, let's go with songs from 7800 I actually don't omg love.
  • In and Out of Love
  • (I Don't Wanna Fall) to the Fire