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10 Most Inspirational Bon Jovi Songs To Motivate You

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This a list of the Most Inspirational Bon Jovi Songs with lyrics and music review. It intends to motivate you with the most inspirational Bon Jovi songs. Includes music videos and playlist.

Bon Jovi is a band that sticks in our minds forever even if you're not a rock fan. Some might think of them as a cheesy band with corny lyrics, but they have inspirational and motivational songs for days!

From their early years has a band of glam metal in the 80s, passing through their more hard rock 90s sound, to a more pop rock version in 00s, Bon Jovi's name stayed relevant throughout all this decades and it's still is one of the top notch go to when it comes to inspirational songs.

This inspiration comes from the combination of lyrics and sounds. Powerful chorus and hard drums, awesome guitar riffs or beautiful melodies. And of course the incredible vocal performance of lead singer Jon Bon Jovi.

We've selected the 10 most inspirational Bon Jovi songs to provide you with the kind of motivation you need for today:

10 Most Inspirational Bon Jovi Songs To Motivate You



Our take: We open up with a bang! The video is the lyrics version cause the original video takes too long for the song to start. This song is the total package with lyrics and a strong melodic hard rock sound. The message it's just so powerful!

This could be anyone's anthem for living! Never forget it's YOUR life and you have to make decisions or else someone will decide your life for you. 

"I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd 
You're gonna hear my voice 
When I shout it out loud"
This is the mindset and the determination needed to make a change.

"It's my life 
And it's now or never 
I ain't gonna live forever 
I just want to live while I'm alive "
Claiming your life and your right to live it under your rules! You have to push yourself to that moment where you have to make a decision, that's why the line "It's now or never / I ain't gonna live forever" it's the necessary ingredient. You don't have all the time in the world to live, live now and feel alive!  

"My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it 'My Way'."
This reference to Frank Sinatra "My Way" song is priceless. It completes the feeling of the song, it's all about making things in your way, your life, your decisions, your way of living it! 

"For Tommy and Gina who never backed down"
A classic reference to some inspirational folks Bon Jovi fans know about, see if they ended up in our list also!


Our take: This is a great power ballad from the late 80's with a fabulous melody. It's about commitment to a love a relationship that's falling apart. 

"I'll be there for you
These five words I swear to you"
A promise made in twitter style #SwearIn5Words

"When you breathe I wanna be the air for you
I'll be there for you
I'd live and I'd die for you
I´ll steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can't say what love can do

I'll be there for you"
Lots of highlights here but the one that stands out for us is "Words can't say what love can do"! Is that a great truth? Feelings cannot be expressed in words it's all about showing and proving. Actions count, words don't! 

Although the topic is love and a fallen relationship, I wish I could promise things in this style, really touching and inspirational.


Our take: This is a good old Bon Jovi classic song and what's inspirational and creative about this is the fact that Jon Bon Jovi compares his life as a rock star touring to a cowboy from the Wild West , where "he is wanted dead or alive". 

The analogy starts right at the beginning of the song:
"It's all the same, only the names will change
Everyday it seems we're wasting away
Another place where the faces are so cold
I'd drive all night just to get back home"

The chorus comfirms it:
"I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted dead or alive


Wanted dead or alive".


Our take: Another classic rock song from the late 80's alluding to a love relationship from a middle class couple and their unconditional love despite all outside problems in their lives, simply beautiful and romantic. The chorus is so powerful with awesome devotion. 

The opening it's just brutal reality but a great standpoint. 
"Rainy night and we worked all day
We both got jobs 'cause there's bills to pay
We got something they can't take away
Our love, our lives"
Whatever the circumstances couples go trough love and their lives must be regarded has a strength that stands up against any eventual weaknesses. 

"You were born to be my baby
And baby, I was made to be your man
We got something to believe in
Even if we don't know where we stand
Only God would know the reasons
But I bet he must have had a plan
Cause you were born to be my baby
And baby, I was made to be your man"



Our take: Probably the best known ballad from Bon Jovi and it's featured in any collection of Bon Jovi's hits. The opening guitar riffs are just awesome and it's really a timeless song that was a huge hit back in the 90's. The lyrics opening tell us all we need to know about when this song was written:

"Sitting here wasted and wounded
At this old piano
Trying hard to capture
The moment this morning I don't know
'Cause a bottle of vodka
Is still lodged in my head
And some blonde gave me nightmares
I think that she's still in my bed
As I dream about movies
They won't make of me when I'm dead"
So, Jon Bon Jovi was suffering from hangover and wrote this masterpiece? 

The chorus is just plain dazzling: 
"I want to lay you down in a bed of roses
For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails
I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is
And lay you down on a bed of roses"


Our take: This song has the same title as the 92 "Keep the Faith" album that marks a new style and sound from Bon Jovi, leaving the big hairs and metal roots behind. The song lyrics express a despair situation with all the negativity the world has but finding an answer in keeping the faith, an incredible touching performance by Jon Bon Jovi. 

"Faith, you know you're gonna live through the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Faith, don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Keep the faith
Lord we got to keep the faith"
Indomitable faith that's what we all need! 


Our take: Another power ballad and this time from the 90s Bon Jovi. Once again Jon Bon Jovi's vocal performance is huge and deep. This song is about a breakup of course, but nevertheless if you were around in the 90s teens just loved this and it was an anthem. I was the love theme for may couples from that time and beyond. 

"This Romeo is bleeding
But you can't see his blood
It's nothing but some feelings

That this old dog kicked up"
This song was intend for a movie called "Romeo is Bleeding" but eventually ended up in band's album.

"Now I can't sing a love song
Like the way it's meant to be
Well, I guess I'm not that good anymore
But, baby, that's just me"
Classic lines and simple facts without pretending someone he's not.

"What I'd give to run my fingers through your hair
To touch your lips, to hold you near
When you say your prayers, try to understand

I've made mistakes, I'm just a man"
Yessir! He admits he made mistakes clearly and he's pleading for forgiveness. Take responsibility for your own life, we all make mistakes but not all of us have the courage to admit it and sadly few have the nerve to forgive...

"When he holds you close
When he pulls you near
When he says the words 
you've been needing to hear
I wish I was him cause those words are mine

to say to you until the end of time..."
Just terrific lyrics here and all about transmitting is passion in the best way he possibly can.


Our take: This is the most recent song in our list, from 2009 Bon Jovi's album. It's dedicated for a usual suspect in the band songs, the working middle class and everyone who endures in hope of a change for a better life, simply inspirational!

"This road was paved by the hopeless and the hungry
This road was paved by the winds of change
Walking beside the guilty and the innocent
How will you raise your hand when they call your name?" 

"We weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
And that your saints and sinners bleed
We weren't born to follow
You gotta stand up for what you believe"
This is so good that it seems like a motivational speech and we just love it! How could we not to? Stand up for your rights! You don't need to follow anyone just because... Keep on keeping on what you believe. 


Our take: Ok another one from the 80s, no real clip, we spare you the pain to see their hairstyles...but we would like to concentrate on the lyrics. The song is about a wife cheating on her man, the song intro it's just brutal and classic, indeed inspirational. The drums are strong as they come for this great hard rock classic.

"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 
You give love a bad name

You give love a bad name"
Love the contrast "I play my part and you play your game", like why the hell are you playing games with me? Let's get real because this is real life, just play your part also.


Our take: You had to deal with their hairstyle after all on this one, but we couldn't leave out this classic clip and of course... we couldn't leave Tony and Gina out from our top 10 list either! This is the best known Bon Jovi song in the world probably and how beautiful it is. A couple dealing with the usual middle class struggles that makes the faith in their love their biggest asset. How this song pumps you up with so much adrenaline it's just bombastic!

"She says, "We've gotta hold on to what we've got.
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not.
We've got each other and that's a lot.

For love we'll give it a shot.""
Is Gina a motivational speaker? Well she's very good at it! So powerful, hold on to what you got!

"Whoa, we're half way there
Whoa, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear
Whoa, livin' on a prayer"
The adrenaline rush of living on a prayer with your mate! 

For you to keep inspired with Bon Jovi songs you can listen to all this list in our custom made playlist on YouTube here:  Most Inspirational Bon Jovi Songs To Motivate You


Hope you liked our selections, tell us what's your pick for the most inspirational Bon Jovi songs, is it on our list? 

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