Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ Reaches 1 Billion View On YouTube
Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” has achieved a new milestone after the song surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube.
“Livin’ On A Prayer” was released in October 1986 and was the second hit single from their third album, Slippery When Wet.
Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child, the single was well received at both rock and pop radio, giving the band their first No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and their second consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit.
In 2013, the song was certified triple platinum for over 3 million digital downloads.
The video, directed by Wayne Isham, was shot September 17, 1986, at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. It features the band rehearsing and performing.
(Photo: Norman Jean Roy)