Why Bon Jovi Belongs in the Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi Needs a Spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Anyone who knows anything about music, specifically rock or metal, knows about Bon Jovi and how they’ve been around for a long time.

The band being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will certainly take a portion of people by surprise, seeing as how even when they were a dominant force in the 80’s, critics weren’t too in love with them. The band was seen as a “pop-friendly face” in music and was even questioned about the number of cliches that could be squeezed into one song in one interview.

Although critics didn’t have a high opinion of the band during their prime, the fact that they had a younger fanbase and looked very good on camera helped them endure a lot of criticism and bashing at the time. The band always kept to the bottom, as it were, and the number of good-time vibes and arena-rock feel they added to their music ended up creating some of the most well-known music that connected well with audiences during the Eighties and Nineties.

For example their famous hit song “Livin’ On a Prayer” had the feel of Bruce Springsteen but amped up, all during the era of Reaganomics. “Wanted Dead or Alive,” another smash hit, had one of the most memorable vocal turns in music history, coupled with the Western themes with someone on a road tour. The band has also produced some incredibly memorable ballads in their history, such as “Never Say Goodbye,” which is filled with nostalgia and tugs on the heartstrings of listeners at the same time.

In short, Bon Jovi’s induction to the Hall of Fame is because of their history of producing unforgettable sounds as well as maintaining good looks.