Bon Jovi Week Day 2

#6: “Thank You For Loving Me” (Album: Crush ~ 2000)

There are a million Bon Jovi love ballads I could choose from to rank in my top 7 songs, and admittedly, this one is a little more obscure in comparison to the other ballads in their catalog.  But the lyrical content gets me every time. In an offbeat way, it makes me think of God and the love He has for each of us.  Consider the chorus:

Thank you for loving me
For being my eyes
When I couldn’t see
For parting my lips
When I couldn’t breathe
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me

I’m posting two videos for this song.  The first is an acoustic live version of the song with just Richie (playing my absolute favorite of his guitars) and Jon and two microphones.  Incidentally, it’s batted around on whether this format (Jon, Richie, two guitars, and two microphones) was the catalyst for “MTV Unplugged.”  All I know is that they performed “Livin’ On A Prayer” at the MTV Video Music Awards in May of 1989 and in the fall of 1989, MTV debuted the show. Judge for yourself.

The second video is the official music video for the song.


About Leann

Lazy Pancreas Owner. TV/Movie/Theatre Junkie. Sports Fanatic. Peyton Manning Expert. Alabama Graduate. Car Karaoke Performer. Believer In Love. Come along for the ride.

Posted on February 2011, in General and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. One of my favorite songs… Bon Jovi is the best!

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