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Album cover parody of New Jersey by Bon Jovi
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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

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Jon Bon Jovi""Shoe salasman"According to a popular rumour, which he later confirmed, Jon got fired from his job at a shoe store for turning up the radio because there was a Bruce Springsteen song on. I don't know why that made his boss so angry - dayna

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
"You Give Love A Bad Name!""You Made Such A Horrible Game!"Videogame Trauma Prevention Bureau
"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

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
Highway of Heroes
   The Trews
   Bon Jovi
Highway of Unbroken Heroes
Both songs are actually about war
They Don't Know
   Tracey Ullman
I'll Be There For You
   Bon Jovi
They Don't Know I'll Be There For You
Hips Don't Lie
   Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean
   Bon Jovi
Hips Don't Always Lie
But they do every now and again!
Jacynthia Maries
Mama Tried
   Merle Haggard
Bad Medicine
   Bon Jovi
Mama Tried Bad Medicine
And she ended up in hospital!
Jacynthia Maries
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:

"I'll Be There for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
These are words I'll say to you
Original Lyrics:
These five words I swear to you
"Wanted Dead or Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a woman, dead or alive
Original Lyrics:
I'm wanted dead or alive
Misheard Lyrics:
Got lemon-lime
Original Lyrics:
Gonna live my life
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a little rumbly
Original Lyrics:
She's a little runaway
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Thought we'd be met as liberators in a thousand heroes fight
Original Lyrics:
Thought we'd be made as liberators
In a thousand year old fight

Story about this misheard lyric by: dayna

This is what happens when you're half listening to songs and while I don't know about the US, all the bodies of the soldiers killed in action here in Canada are carried down the Highway of Heroes (Highway 401) so it made perfect sense in my head

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:

"One Wild Night"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
If you lose this role, I take your girlfriend home
Why They're Nonsensical:
Why are Jon and the addressee betting this guy's girlfriend and if he wins, why is he implying he wants to have sex with her? Does he want Dorothea to kick him out?
Submitted by: Dayna
"Lay Your Hands On Me"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm a fighter, I'm a poet, I'm a preacher
Why They're Nonsensical:
Unless Jon has met preachers with some serious anger issues, I doubt it's thought of as a very violent profession.
Submitted by: Dayna
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"You Give Love a Bad Name"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Whoa, you're a loaded gun
Whoa, there's nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done
Why They're Insulting:
This is basically saying that Jon wants nothing to do with his ex.
Submitted by: Dayna

Dated Song Lyrics:

"I Got The Girl"
The Dated Lyrics:
But the truth is someday
Somebody is gonna take her (you see)
But the queen of hearts will always be
A five-year-old princess to me (to me)
Why They're Dated:
The girl this song is talking about is Jon's daughter, Stephanie. The album came out in 2000 so she's long past five at this point in her life!
Submitted by: dayna
"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:

"Let It Rock"
The Song Lyrics:
It's alright (alright) if you have a good time.
It's alright (alright) if you want to cross that line.
To break on through to the other side.
Song They Mention:
"Break On Through (To The Other Side)" by the Doors
Submitted by: Bob
"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
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:

"Do What You Can"
The Lyrics:
The chicken farms in Arkansas got workers PPE...
I saw a Red Cross on the Hudson
They tuned off the Broadway lights
Arkansas is a state, Jon Bon Jovi's house is on the Hudson River and there's a shot of David Bryan's play on Broadway in the music video
Submitted by: dayna
"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

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Love for Sale"
The Lyrics:
I called it, Columbo from my TV set
Columbo, a detective show that ran from 1968 to 1978
Submitted by: dayna

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Wanted Dead or Alive"
The Lyrics:
I'm wanted (wanted) dead or alive
It would be so wrong for this to go off if you're being persued by a bounty hunter.
Submitted by: dayna

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