All about the song "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi
In the summer of 2000, Bon Jovi released their seventh album, and at the same time the first in the 21st century, Crush. By the way: the joy of the Bon Jovi fans knew no bounds, because the record finally broke a five-year deaf-and-dumb pause! Who does not remember: before her, the guys released These Days, and it was in 1995.
And now, the first single from the fresh album hit the mark. The song "It's My Life" became the band's biggest hit, and even more - a loud anthem for the countless army of Bon Jovi fans! That is why we offer to recall the history of its creation ...
The authors were Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi himself.
According to the guitarist, "It's My Life" is a very uplifting and uplifting song inspired by... Frank Sinatra!
“This song was planned as something light and inspiring… Actually, that's how it happened! The idea to write "It's My Life" came to us spontaneously ... In the group, John often identified himself with Frank Sinatra, and one day he was very inspired!
The song "It's My Life" actually mentions Frank Sinatra and even his work "My Way"!
The reference to the immortal hit is a zest invented by the leader of the group. But his colleague Sambora did not immediately like this idea ... Bon Jovi later said:
“I just got back from filming and I was overwhelmed with inspiration inspired by Frank Sinatra ... He, in my opinion, is the best role model ... I told Richie about it, and he replied: “You just can’t write this stupid text! Only you like Sinatra!” But I took it and still wrote this song ... Which I am very pleased with!
But Bon Jovi fans were in for another very pleasant surprise! The new track features the already beloved Tommy and Gina, fictional characters from the hit "Livin' on a Prayer"!
And so, on May 23, the single "It's My Life" was released as part of the aforementioned Crush! It didn't take long for the song to top the charts in seven countries around the world! In addition to everything, the song won the top of the prestigious European singles chart! As for Foggy Albion, "It's My Life" could not rise above the 3rd line there.
Clip - It's My Life (2000)
Subsequently, Richie Sambora, who was so opposed to the mention of Frank Sinatra and his legendary creation in the song, admitted:
“You know what's really interesting? For so many years, I have noticed a curious pattern: this song is equally liked by both girls and guys, both young and old ... That is, everyone! Everyone loves her equally - and who are sixteen, and who are sixty! “It’s My Life” evokes warm feelings for everyone in the same way… And everyone, listening to it, thinks about his own… For example, I think about my daughter Ava: I want to believe that this song will inspire her to a lot… Isn’t it a miracle?”
In turn, Bon Jovi was quite surprised by the success of the song. And not only this:
“I wrote this song about myself, about my life… In it I expressed my opinion, my thoughts, my desires. I marked in it the place that I occupy in life. And how surprised I was that millions of people around the world recognized themselves in these lines ... "