You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is a rock band formed in 1983 in New Jersey. The line-up consists of singer, Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band has released fourteen studio albums, five compilations, and three live albums. One of the bestselling American rock bands, they have sold over 130 million records worldwide. They have performed more than 2,700 concerts in over fifty countries.

You Give Love a Bad Name
Album: Slippery When Wet
Date: 1986
Genre: Hard Rock

Released as the first single from the album ‘Slippery When Wet’, ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ was written by Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child about a woman who ditched her lover. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1986, becoming the band’s first number one hit. In 2009 it was named the greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.

Lyrics by Richard Sambora, Desmond Child, and Jon Bon Jovi

Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
Darlin', you give love a bad name
An angel's smile is what you sell
You promise 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
Oh, you're a loaded gun, yeah
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 love, a bad name
Paint your smile on your lips
Blood red nails on your fingertips
A school boy's dream, you act so shy
Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye
Whoa, you're a loaded gun
Whoa, 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 love, oh
Oh, 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
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love

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