the Slippery When Wet & Ney Jersey era (1986-1989):

1986 is the year that should be called "the year of Bon Jovi" as they were everywhere. Slippery was the big success. It sold millions uppon millions. It had a few #1 hits and some other releases: "Livin' On A Prayer", "You Give Love A Bad Name", "Wanted Dead Or Alive" and "Never Say Goodbye".
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (Mercury, 830-264-2 - CD album).
Released in August, 1986 in Europe. Total playing time: 43'38''.
Tracklisting: Let It Rock / You Give Love A Bad Name / Livin' On A Prayer / Social Disease / Wanted Dead Or Alive / Raise Your Hands / Without Love / I'd Die For You / Never Say Goodbye / Wild In The Streets


"Borderline" (as a single) was only released in Japan (instead of or alongside "Livin' On A Prayer"), in 1986 as 12" vinyl, later as CD single, it also contains two great quality live tracks. The song can only be found on some "Livin' On A Prayer" singles beside this one, on the 1988 UK video CD single for example (not in the DataBase).
Bon Jovi - Borderline (Mercury, PHCR-8027 - CD single).
Released on May 26th , 1993 in Japan. Total playing time: 18'44''.
Tracklisting: Livin' On A Prayer / Borderline / The Hardest Part Is The Night / Burning For Love

The last two singles from "Slippery When Wet", released in 1987 are "Wanted Dead Or Alive" and "Never Say Goodbye".
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive (Vertigo, JOVS1 - 7" vinyl single).
Released in March, 1987 in UK. Total playing time: 9'25''.
Tracklisting: Wanted Dead Or Alive / Shot Through The Heart
Both contain already released album tracks. "Shot Through The Heart" from 1984 debut album on "Wanted Dead Or Alive" and "Raise Your Hands" on "Never Say Goodbye".
Bon Jovi - Never Say Goodbye (Vertigo, JOV2 - 7" vinyl single).
Released in August, 1987 in UK. Total playing time: 9'04''.
Tracklisting: Never Say Goodbye / Raise Your Hands

After the tour for "Slippery When Wet" was finished, they released the compilation "Slippery When Wet: the videos" and it contained all the videos from the era. It was re-released on the DVD side of the DualDisc edition of the album in 2005.


"New Jersey" followed but failed to sell as many copies as "Slippery When Wet". It also had many hits: "Bad Medicine", "Born To Be My Baby", "I'll Be There For You", "Lay Your Hands On Me" and "Living In Sin".
Bon Jovi - New Jersey (Mercury, 836-345-2 - CD album).
Released on September 13th , 1988 in USA. Total playing time: 57'25''.
Tracklisting: Lay Your Hands On Me / Bad Medicine / Born To Be My Baby / Living In Sin / Blood On Blood / Homebound Train / Wild Is The Wind / Ride Cowboy Ride / Stick To Your Guns / I'll Be There For You / 99 In The Shade / Love For Sale


In 1989 (most of the world), "Living In Sin" was released, this single has become one of the most important in their career, from a collectors point-of-view at least as it contains "Love Is War", a live version of "Blood On Blood" and a nice acoustic version of "Born To Be My Baby". Only the 1990 Japan release has this tracklisting.
Bon Jovi - Living In Sin (Mercury, PPDM-1006 - CD single).
Released in January, 1990 in Japan. Total playing time: 20'33''.
Tracklisting: Living In Sin / Love Is War / Blood On Blood / Born To Be My Baby


"Edge Of A Broken Heart" is a song that was first released on the "Disorderlies" soundtrack. Bon Jovi often used as a b-side, especiall in the 90s.
VA / Bon Jovi - Disorderlies OST (Spectrum, 551137-2 - CD album / soundtrack).
Released in 1995 in Europe. Total playing time: 46'50''.
Tracklisting: Edge Of A Broken Heart
In 1990 they released "The Boys Are Back In Town" cover on the soundtrack to "Navy Seals". The song was later released on the deluxe edition of CrossRoad in 2005.

The "New Jersey video" contained all the videos from "New Jersey" plus a live video of "Blood On Blood", there are interviews between videos.
Bon Jovi - New Jersey the videos (PolyGram Video, 081-324-3 - VHS video).
Released in 1989 in Europe. Total playing time: 45'02''.
Tracklisting: Backstage: the dressing room / Bad Medicine / Backstage: if I wasn't a musician (part 1) / Born To Be My Baby / Backstage: on the road / I'll Be There For You / Backstage: Dave "Snake" Sabo and Skid Row / Lay Your Hands On Me / Backstage: Jon Bon Jovi's a funny guy / Living In Sin / Backstage: New Jersey Syndicate tour / Blood On Blood / Backstage: if I wasn't a musician (part 2) / Bad Medicine
Bon Jovi - Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey (PolyGram Video, 082-766-3_UK - VHS documentary).
Released on November 20th , 1990 in UK. Total playing time: 1h 30'00''.
Tracklisting: Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey
"Access All Areas" is a documentary of the New Jersey Syndicate Tour. It contains many interviews, behind the scenes and the insight on the life of Bon Jovi.



Short form discography:

1986 single: Livin' On A Prayer
1986 single: Borderline
1986 album: Slippery When Wet
1986 single: You Give Love A Bad Name
1986 single: Wanted Dead Or Alive

1987 single: Never Say Goodbye
1987 video: Slippery When Wet: the videos

1988 single: Bad Medicine
1988 album: New Jersey
1988 single: Born To Be My Baby
1988 single: I'll Be There For You

1989 single: Lay Your Hands On Me
1989 single: Living In Sin
1989 video: New Jersey: the videos

1990 video: Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey


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