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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Livin' on a Prayer

1987. It was the time of the big permed hair, the shoulder pads, and the butt rockers. I was all of 8 years old and living it large in 3rd grade. The cover-half-your-face eyeglasses were in, and yes, I had a pair. I got baptized in 1987; my youngest sister was also born that year. Black Monday hit that year, as well as the movie "Dirty Dancing". The big musicians were Madonna, Motley Crue, Whitney Houston, and of course Bon Jovi. "Livin on a Prayer" was the biggest hit that year, and for good reason.

1997. I was a senior in high school. My friend Than was the band president, and one of the songs they played was "Livin’ on a Prayer". Man, that song gets me pumped up! Even though in my high school any amount of prayers wouldn’t help the basketball team, or the football team, etc. But I would always make Than make the band play that song. Ah, the nostalgia. *sniff*

Present day. I was on the way over to pick Jakob up from preschool, and "Livin’ on a Prayer" came on the radio. I turned it way up and started singing at the top of my lungs. Brock and Troy looked at me like I had just gotten possessed. Over 20 years later that song still makes me boogie.

So here’s to you, Bon Jovi. Here’s to bad fashion and good tunes. Please enjoy the following video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUSDS9pkA2Y

And if you don't like the song, at least you can laugh at the hair.

5 comments:

Amy said...

I was only 10 myself Nat, but that does bring back the memories. And why do I know all the words? Radio I guess, we didn't have MTV (or any cable TV)in my house when I was little, or sugar cereal either. My other "favorite" song was Madonna's "Like a Virgin". I knew all the words and my mother was horrified when she heard me singing it. But thankfully- I had no idea what it all meant. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!!

Karlenn said...

You crack me up!! That song does pump me up, too. I had fun watching the video - our baby-sitter used to watch MTV non-stop, so I remember all those hair bands. How could they stand to have frizzy hair in their faces all the time? Jon Bon Jovi's hair looks a lot better now. He's lucky to still have a full head of hair! He's, like, 45!!

Anonymous said...

No wonder I had Mom bangs and gave them to my kids. Bon Jovi had wilder hair than any of us!

super cool mom said...

I guess it worked when I clicked anonymous

chelzers said...

so funny. Thank you for that. I will love that song 'til I die!! And my kids better dang love it too. We shall dance to it tomorrow!
And The Jov is hotter than ever, I must say. :)