I decided I am going to start a new weekly feature on the blog, where I list my top five of something.
Top five movies, sports events I have covered, video games and more.
I decided to start this series off with my top five Bon Jovi songs. The reason I picked this theme is because I am seeing Bon Jovi in concert on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Vegas. Needless to say, I am pretty excited.
So here we go with the first edition of “Top Five.”
• Livin’ on a Prayer: Pretty sure all Bon Jovi fans are obligated to like this song.
• Keep the Faith: Love the maracas.
• This Ain’t a Love Song: One of their best ballads.
• Undivided: Written after 9-11.
• In These Arms: The lyrics are a bit cheesy, but still a fun song.
No. 5 — These Days
I’ve written a blog in the past about why this song is so important to me. You rarely hear it mentioned among the great Bon Jovi songs, which is a shame because I think it is a powerful song.
No. 4 — Lost Highway
This song came out in the summer of 2007. I felt like it should have been titled, “Buckley’s Move to Texas.” Moving about 14 hours away from my friends and family, while also leaving my first marriage, the lyrics just seemed to fit.
My favorite lines in the song: “I don’t know where I’m going but I know where I’ve been, and I’m afraid of going back again.” So true…so true.
No. 3 — Blood on Blood
I had never heard of this song until I went to my first Bon Jovi concert. When I heard it, it reminded me of my two closest friends, Patty and Andy.
The song is about three friends who make a pact at an early age to be friends forever. The chorus absolutely makes us think of the close-knit relationship the three of us have.
I especially like the last verse of the song: “Through the years and miles between us it’s been a long and lonely ride, but if I got that call in the dead of the night, I’d be right by your side.”
Patty is going to the concert with me on Saturday, so I really hope that they play it then. They are my brothers for life.
No. 2 — Radio Saved My Life Tonight
This is another rare song that not many people know of, but it’s a brilliant one.
Who hasn’t been feeling mad or crappy and had a song come on the radio or iPod that immediately cheers you up? That’s what this song is about — the power of music to get you through life.
No. 1 — Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night
Without a doubt, this is my favorite song of all time. I found it in college when I was going through a rough patch. The song hit close to home and I took the lyrics to heart.
At first listen, you may think it is a rather depressing song. But listen to the lyrics closely, and it is actually a song about optimism.
Anytime I have something crappy happen to me, or I am feeling down, I always turn on this song. It has a way of relaxing me and making me feel better about myself and about life.
If I ever get to meet Jon Bon Jovi one day, I would thank him for writing this song. It’s meant so much to me throughout the years.
• No way to lead up to this video other than saying it is a snake bitting a tit.
Now the funny part…the snake died from silicone poisoning.
• Still sticking with Pitt, Ohio State, Purdue and San Diego State in my Final Four. Went with my gut this year. Last year I spent too much time outthinking myself. That resulted in me having Butler in the Final Four in my original bracket, before having them lose to UTEP in the first round of my final bracket. Not letting that happen again.
• Last time Patty and I went to Vegas in 2008, we went 1-for-23 on sports bets. 1-for-23! Let’s here predictions on how bad we will do betting on the NCAA tournament this weekend.
Bear Down and Keep the Faith!