There’s gonna be some partying today in New Jersey, because today is the birthday of one of its favorite sons No, NOT Bruce Springsteen -it’s Jon Bon Jovi! The arena rock legend turns 52 today, and the crazy part is…he looks younger than we do! There’s definitely a reason he won the honor of being named the Sexiest Music Man Under 40 (by a whopping 46 percent). He hasn’t changed a bit from when he first burst onto the scene with the rest of Bon Jovi nearly thirty years ago. Don’t believe us? Head up to the mega-gallery above and check out the hair, the ripped jeans, the gorgeous models, and other hallmarks from his ’80s heyday!
But we can’t forget the most important part of JBJ’s legacy: his music! In order to properly celebrate the birth of New Jersey’s prodigal son, we’ve put together a list of the best songs he had a hand in writing or recording. Give it a listen down below! On it, you’ll find the biggest hits he worked on with Richie, Tico and the rest of the boys (we’ve got “Livin’ On A Prayer”, obvs), singles from his solo career (shout-out to “Blaze Of Glory”), and even a standard or two (his blues-y take on “Please Come Home For Christmas” is our favorite version of that song). Play it loud and enjoy!
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