You Give Love a Bad Name

Cross Road by Bon Jovi

1986, 1 track, 3 mins 42 sec

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Song Info

"You Give Love a Bad Name"

Songwriter

Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child

Released

  • Aug 18, 1986

Formats

  • CD single
  • 7"

Label

  • Mercury

Producer

  • Bruce Fairbairn

Genres

  • Hard rock[1]

Wiki

"You Give Love a Bad Name" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi, released as the first single from their 1986 album Slippery When Wet. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child about a woman who has jilted her lover, the song reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on November 29, 1986 and became the band's first number one hit. In 2007, the song reentered the charts at No. 29 after Blake Lewis performed it on American Idol. In 2009 it was named the 20th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. Despite the lyrics of the chorus, the song should not be confused with "Shot Through the Heart", an unrelated song from Bon Jovi's 1984 self-titled debut album.
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