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Album cover parody of New Jersey by Bon Jovi
Parody album cover
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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet. . ., Bonjovie


If you wanted to torture me, you'd tie me down and force me to watch our first five videos.
- Jon Bon Jovi
Submitted by: LucidLupin
Map out your future, but do it in pencil.
Submitted by: Alex the Jovi Queen
There are additional music quotes available.


Q: When you're at a Bon Jovi concert, how can you tell if you've had too much to drink? A: You can't tell Jon from anyone else in the venue. Everyone looks like him.
Submitted by: Amanda
Q: Why didn't the band Bon Jovi cross the road? A: Cause they were in New Jersey!!!
Submitted by: Indigo Wilbury
There are additional music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • It is true that the band is named after Jon, but he never changed his name (officially) to "Bon Jovi". Submitted by: Hannah
  • Jon's last name is Bongiovi. So they mixed it up a little and became "Bon Jovi" and personally i have always wondered if this has caused any onimosity within the band. Evidently not, they've been together 20 years or whatever. But they rock! Submitted by: Sydney

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: John Francis Bongiovi Jr. . Submitted by: Bill Tong

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Moonlight and Valentino, The Leading Man, Destination Anywhere, Homegrown, Little City, No Looking Back, Row Your Boat, Vampires Los Muertos, U-571"I haven't seen any but apparently he is pretty decent. - Travis

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Jon Bon Jovi""Though he is still the lead singer of Bon Jovi, Jon released a really good solo album in 1990, entitled "Blaze Of Glory". It was the soundtrack to the film "Young Guns II"." - GlamRockNinjaLord

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Cinnabon JoviSickeningly sweet rock belongs in a mall too!Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Good JoviBon means 'good' in French.Oliver South

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Hallways""Always"Regina Haniger
"All Ways""Always"Regina Haniger
"It's High Life""It's My Life"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Living On A Crayon""Living On A Prayer"Kaylie L
"Living Near The Mayor""Living On A Prayer"Kaylie L

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Never Say Goodbye,"Jon Bon Jovi says "goodbye" many times in the songGlamRockNinjaLord
"Love Lies,"Love is an emotion and is incapable of lying.Yvette Bristle
"Love Me Back To Life,"Love can't bring back life; dead people can't singCandy Welty
"Living On a Prayer,"Prayers have no nutritional valueSusanna Viljanen
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead,"When you're dead you won't need sleep.Peter

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Never Can Say Goodbye," The Jackson 5"Never Say Goodbye," Bon Jovi
"Run To The Hills," Iron Maiden"We Don't Run," Bon Jovi
"Run For Your Life," The Beatles"We Don't Run," Bon Jovi
"Poison Was The Cure," Megadeth"Bad Medicine," Bon Jovi
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Love Les" originally "Love Lies"
Yvette Bristle
"Last Ma Standing" originally "Last Man Standing"
After the children grow up?
"Last Man Sanding" originally "Last Man Standing"
"Ad Medicine" originally "Bad Medicine"
What advertising men take?
Gretchen Q. Wieners
"Bed Of Ross" originally "Bed Of Roses"
Jessica Junderworth

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"You Give Lover A Bad Name" originally "You Give Love A Bad Name"
Dinah Bartilson
"Lover Lies" originally "Love Lies"
Yvette Bristle
"Glove Lies" originally "Love Lies"
Yvette Bristle
"Last Moan Standing" originally "Last Man Standing"
"Least Man Standing" originally "Last Man Standing"
What happens when you blast the last man?

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"I Went To Be Loved" originally "I Want To Be Loved"
"Love Pies" originally "Love Lies"
Yvette Bristle
"Lore Lies" originally "Love Lies"
Yvette Bristle
"Love Ties" originally "Love Lies"
Yvette Bristle
"Bag Medicine" originally "Bad Medicine"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


May 26
a parody of "She’s a Little Runaway" by Bon Jovi
A dark parody on the state of affairs between police and people of color.
YouTube: (MP3)
Jan 12
a parody of "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi
If Jon Bon Jovi was an auto dealer looking for trades, instead of becoming an iconic rock legend, this song might go like this... : (MP3 WAV )
Mar 27
a parody of "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi
Abbott is a pretty weird name, but hey, it could be worse...right?
YouTube: (YouTube)
May 10
a parody of "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi
Osama Bin Laden was the catalyst for a lot of bogus stuff in this country. Funny how a Bon Jovi song fits the situation so perfectly. (mp3, mp4)
Feb 13
a parody of "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi
This is a parody based on Plaxico Burress's last "Giant" mistake..
YouTube: (Windows Media)
Feb 22
a parody of "Living On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi
Tommy (from the original song) and the story of how he was 'down on his luck' as a little kid. ((Demonic Toys))

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Always""Always (with wings)"Grandpa
"You Give Love A Bad Name ""You Give Us A Bad Name "I Saw Bon Jovi in 2017
"She’s A Little Runaway""Put Your ‘Effin Gun Away"The Offenders
"You Give Love A Bad Name.""You Just Lost At This Game"Monstermaster13
"Runaway""Big Blue: Runaway"Dylan Baranski
"It's My Life""Here's My Wife"FearlessPopPrincess
"It's My Life""It's My Fight"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Livin’ On A Prayer""Livin’ On Blessrangers Songs"SirensInMyHead
"Wanted Dead or Alive""Taunted Turned Into Pride"The Offenders
"She's A Little Runaway""Livin on a Fishin' Trip"Darius Whitehead

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Bad MedicineBuckley's Cough Syrupdayna
Last CigaretteStopping SmokingTravis
It's My LifeLife CerealStone Cold Crazio
NovocaineDental Careben
Livin On A PrayerChurchesIndra.v
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Bed Of RosesFuneral HomeTatiana
You Give Love a Bad NameAny tennis clubRaphael
Who Says You Can't Go Home?PrisonMother of 3 Ferrets
Who Says You Can't Go Home?Homeless ShelterSean Johnson
Everybody's BrokenHospitalWorawat
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Hips Don't Lie
   Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean
   Bon Jovi
Hips Don't Always Lie
But they do every now and again!
Jacynthia Maries
Like A Prayer
Livin' On A Prayer
   Bon Jovi
Like Livin' On A Prayer
And She Was
   Talking Heads
Wanted Dead Or Alive
   Bon Jovi
And She Was Wanted Dead Or Alive
Pete Worst
Edison's Medicine
Bad Medicine
   Bon Jovi
Edison's Bad Medicine
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Gary U.S. Bond Jovi
Gary U.S. Bonds combined with Bon Jovi
Submitted By: John
Bon Halen
Bon Jovi combined with Van Halen
Submitted By: Tim
Bon Journey
Bon Jovi combined with Journey
Hey, it almost sounds French!
Submitted By: Skippy
Bono Jovi
Bon Jovi combined with Bono
U2's frontman puts a twist on the hard rock band from New Jersey!
Submitted By: nally

Misheard Lyrics:

"You Give Love a Bad Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
I play my cards while you think you're gay
Original Lyrics:
I play my part and you play your game
"Never Say Goodbye"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe say goodbye
Original Lyrics:
Never say goodbye
"You Give Love a Bad Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
You give love a penny
Original Lyrics:
You give love a bad name
"You Give Love A Bad Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
I played my cards, and you played your game.
Original Lyrics:
I played my part, and you played your game.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"This House Is Not for Sale"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dammit on the dirt where they'll dig my grave
Original Lyrics:
Standing to the dirt where they'll dig my grave

Story about this misheard lyric by: dayna

Who are they and what did they do in order to have Jon Bon Jovi curse them out like that?

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"You Give Love A Bad Name"
Better Lyrics:
For shooting youtube
You're to blame
You give vegans a bad name
Original Lyrics:
Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
Darlin', you give love a bad name
Submitted by: vegan minstrel
"You Give Love A Bad Name"
Better Lyrics:
I smell a fart and your to blame
Your but is full of methane
I tried to breath and I'm in such pain
Your but is full of methane
Original Lyrics:
Shot through the heart and your to blame
You give love a bad name
I played my part and you played you game
You give love a bad name
Submitted by: Robbie Ziviski
""You Give Love a Bad Name""
Better Lyrics:
Osama Bin Laden, my best friend
He is hiding under my bed
I'll bring him some water, maybe some bread
Osama Bin Laden is not dead
Original Lyrics:
Shot through the heart, and you're to blame
Darlin', you give love a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name
Submitted by: E-Dawg
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

The Funny Lyrics:
You found me passed out in the yard again
Why They're Funny:
If Jon was doing yardwork, was it really possible for him to get passed out? (Maybe from heatstroke.)
Submitted by: Mike E.
"You Want To Make A Memory"
The Funny Lyrics:
I dug up this old photograph. Look at all the hair we had.
Why They're Funny:
Is that all they think about, their hair?
Submitted by: Daniel L
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Lay Your Hands On Me"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Lay Your Hands On Me
Why They're Repetitive:
That's all they're saying during the chorus!! It's a great song but it could have been a bit more diverse!!
Submitted by: JoviChick
"In And Out Of Love"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
In and out of love
Why They're Repetitive:
This is a good bj song, but they sing this part 33 times along the song!!!!!!
Submitted by: Reich

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"It's My Life"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I just want to live when I'm alive
Why They're Nonsensical:
If you didn't live then wouldn't you be dead?
Submitted by: Celeste
"I'll Be There For You"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When you breathe, I want to be the air for you.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Is this lyric for real? If it is, it has to be the oddest thing ever written. It's more stupid than "the cake out in the rain", if you want my opinion.
Submitted by: Rivkah Chaya
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Who Says you Can't Go Home"
The Dated Lyrics:
Wasting dimes spending too time on the telephone
Why They're Dated:
I think the last time I saw a pay phone was 2009. Who even uses pay phones anymore?
Submitted by: dayna

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Dirty little Secret"
The Dirty Lyrics:
We run like through the temple of sin
Til we fall on our knees
And you go back to him
Why They're Dirty:
I don't know if they're dirty or just plain insulting because Jon apparently wrote the song about wanting his now wife to break up with her boyfriend
Submitted by: dayna
"Never Say Goodbye"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Remember when we lost the keys and,
You lost more than that in my backseat, baby
Why They're Dirty:
What could be more than lost the car's keys? in the car's backseat?
Submitted by: pakcipi
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"It's My Life"
The Lyrics:
Like Frankie Said:
I did it my way.
Who They Mention:
Frank Sinatra.
Submitted by: Celeste
"It's My Life"
The Lyrics:
Like Frankie said, I did it my way
Who They Mention:
Frank Sinatra
Submitted by: Da Phoenix
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Love For Sale"
The Lyrics:
I called Lt. Columbo from my TV set
I called the Dating Game, I haven't found her yet
I'm hoping that she's looking like a Penthouse Pet
Love for sale, love for sale
Product Brand Name:
Penthouse magazine
Submitted by: Tarzan
"99 In The Shade"
The Lyrics:
In my old man's chevrolet
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Samm

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"You Give Love A Bad Name"
The Song Lyrics:
Chains of love got a hold on me
Song They Mention:
"Got A Hold On Me" by Christine McVie. (Note that "Chains of Love" by Erasure does not count as a mention because that song came out two years after this one did. A song cannot be mentioned if it did not exist yet.)
Submitted by: Papa John Polo
"Blaze Of Glory"
The Song Lyrics:
I'm a devil on the run
A six gun lover
A candle in the wind
Song They Mention:
Candle In The Wind ~ Elton John.
Submitted by: Angela
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Bad Medicine"
Opening Lines:
Your love is like bad medicine, bad medicine is what I need.
From his 1988 New Jersey album.
Submitted by: Vic George
"You Give Love A Bad Name"
Opening Lines:
Shot through the heart, and you're to blame; darlin', you give love a bad name.
From his 1986 Slippery When Wet album.
Submitted by: Vic George

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"Lay Your Hands On Me"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I'm a fighter, I'm a poet, I'm a preacher
I've been to school, oh baby, I've been the teacher
Jon Bon Jovi was 25 when this song came out so has he really been all those things?
Submitted by: dayna

Scary Song Lyrics:

"You Give Love a Bad Name"
The Lyrics:
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
Jon apparently wrote this after he broke up with Diane Lane so it sounds like she made him miserable
Submitted by: dayna

Song Title Space Change:

"Ill Make Love To You" originally "I'll Make Love To You"
EW!!! I hope not!
Submitted by: Peter
"Ill Sleep When I'm Dead" originally "I'll Sleep While I'm Dead"
Until then the ill will have to rock w/ Bon Jovi?
Submitted by: Peter
"Bad Medic In E." originally "Bad Medicine"
Submitted by: Rocky
"Livin' Gin Sin" originally "Living In Sin"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"I'll Bet Here For You" originally "I'll Be There For You"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Blaze Of Glory"
The Lyrics:
Each night I go to bed
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
No, I ain't lookin' for forgiveness
But before I'm six foot deep
1.) "I ain't" should be "I'm not". 2) The last phrase should be "six feet deep" not "six foot deep", since "feet" is plural and Bon Jovi is singing about more than one foot.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

Band Name Anagrams:

Vino Job Submitted by: Keira Dayley
As in a job dealing with the preparation of wine.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Wanted Elva Or Addie" originally "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
I wanted either of those two gals, but no other.
Submitted by: Calop
"Vile Sole" originally "Love Lies"
Submitted by: Carmen Mistletoe
"Leo L. Vies" originally "Love Lies"
Submitted by: Carmen Mistletoe
"Vole Isle" originally "Love Lies"
Submitted by: Carmen Mistletoe
"Love Isle" originally "Love Lies"
Submitted by: Carmen Mistletoe

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Raise Your Hands"
The Lyrics:
Raise your hands
From New York to Chicago
Raise your hands
From New Jersey to Tokyo
Raise your hands
They mention real places as New York, Chicago, Tokyo and of course New Jersey, which is their home city.
Submitted by: JoviChick

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Unbroken" Length: 6:07
From their latest album, 2020, it tells the sad tale of a combat veteran and his journey from boot camp to suffering from PTSD.
Submitted by: dayna
"Always" Length: 5:54
This is the album version of "Always". They also recorded an easy listening version of "Always" that featured on their album, "This Left Feels Right".
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
"Reckerd" Length: 17-18 minutes
Submitted by: piggy
"My Guitar Lies Bleeding in My Arms" Length: 5:41
Submitted by: weirdkid106
"Lie to Me " Length: 5:34
Submitted by: weirdkid106

There are additional Super Long Pop Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

HAND: "Have A Nice Day"
Submitted by: Travis
SAM: "She's A Mystery"
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Dee Won't Run" originally "We Don't Run"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Let's Bake It Maybe" originally "Let's Make It Baby"
Unless we should roast it or fry it
Submitted by: Hilary Duffelbag
"Mad Bed-a-Sin" originally "Bad Medicine"
Submitted by: Rocky
"Wanted: Lead Or A Dive" originally "Wanted, Dead Or Alive"
Submitted by: Ursula Turpin
"Bed Madison" originally "Bad Medicine"
Submitted by: Yvonne Sindri

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"You Give Love A Bad Name"
The Lyrics:
Shot through the heart, and you're to blame,
You give love a bad name.
Self explanatory. The verses even explain to the subject woman why she ain't so good.
Submitted by: Joe
"Livin' On A Prayer"
The Lyrics:
Tommy used to work on the docks.
Union's been on strike.
He's down on his luck. It's tough.
So tough.
The song starts with the story of a man being out of work and the rest of the song tells of how he and his girl try to cope with the reduced wages.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Bed of Roses"
The Lyrics:
I want to be as close as the Holy Ghost is
I want to be as close as the goalie hostess
Submitted by: crazydon

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Jon Bovi originally "Bon Jovi"
Wouldn't make that much difference!
Submitted by: rocky

Hidden Messages:

"These Days (album)"
In the booklet inside the case of the album (on CD), there is a letter from Jon at the end. If you hold the back of the booklet up to a mirror you see a lot of this letter!
Submitted by: A Stranger

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Wanted (:) Dead or Alive"
1987 movie based on the 50s TV Western
Submitted by: Jon Bovi

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