Record of the Day - 01/09/2022
It was a make-or-break moment for Bon Jovi when they were working on “Slippery When Wet” - our Record of the Day. Its predecessor didn’t perform as well as they hoped, so they needed something big. And big they went. They brought in Desmond Child to assist with songwriting and trimmed every song to maximum catchiness, essentially creating the pop rock version of “Thriller”. It paid off. They became one of the biggest bands in the world, filling stadiums for decades to come. It is virtually impossible not to sing along to “Livin’ On A Prayer” when it’s played at any bar anywhere in this world. Even if you are the toughest rocker. Admit it. This album arguably stands as their best to this day.