What kind of music do people protest in Khabarovsk

“...These Tommy and Gina could be anyone! Everyone was close to the meaning with which we filled the song ... This is the beauty of "Livin' on a Prayer": it can be easily understood by both the old man and the young guy ... Life is impossible without obstacles, but they must be overcome in order to move farther! I think it's a very inspiring song..."

Under what they protest in the Khabarovsk Territory: The history of the song

Since July 11 of this year, thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Khabarovsk Territory with protest actions ...

The protests began immediately after the arrest of the former governor, Sergei Furgal. People come out in defense of the arrested governor, who, after his arrest, became a symbol of confrontation between the inhabitants of the region of federal power!

Procession in Khabarovsk
Procession in Khabarovsk

But here's the topic we'll touch on today... What kind of music are people protesting in Khabarovsk to?

One of the videos plays a song loved by many… These motives are impossible not to recognize… The legendary “Livin' on a Prayer” by Jon Bon Jovi is well known to everyone: the song has become a kind of anthem of the working class! Let's remember about it today!

Song history

After the success with "You Give Love a Bad Name", Bon Jovi continued their triumphant march to the Olympus of glory! And this time with "Livin' on a Prayer"! The composition tells a touching love story of a guy and a girl from the working class. Everyone wants to find a cherished place in the sun... That is why, most likely, the general public liked the song so much: many saw their own experiences in its plot...

The authors of the hit were Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child, who was invited to work. They wrote the song in New York, in the apartment of a friend of the latter. We invite you to find out what the authors themselves later recalled!

Desmond Child: “Each of us put a part of our own life experience into this song ... John reflected in it his relationship with Dorothy, whom they had met since school! And I... While writing "Livin' on a Prayer" I was thinking about Maria Vidal, the girl with whom we founded the band Desmond Child & Rouge... I remember how I sat at home and wrote songs, and she worked in the local tavern Once Upon a Stove…»

The Story of the Legendary "Livin' on a Prayer"
The Story of the Legendary "Livin' on a Prayer"

Richie Sambora: “This was the first time we took any characters as a basis! Tommy and Gina perfectly described the life of most young couples who struggle to make ends meet. Just like my parents when they were young…”

“...These Tommy and Gina could be anyone! Everyone was close to the meaning with which we filled the song ... This is the beauty of "Livin' on a Prayer": it can be easily understood by both the old man and the young guy ... Life is impossible without obstacles, but they must be overcome in order to move on! I think this is a very inspiring song…”

The most interesting thing in this whole story is that our third author - Bon Jovi himself - did not believe in the success of the joint creation for a long time ... And as it turned out - completely in vain!


Underestimated at first by John, the composition quickly bore fruit! And what a ... Leading positions in the most prestigious charts, including not only the native Billboard Hot 100, but also charts in other countries!

Curiously, some found the song to be an attack on unions organizing strikes! In general, this song really has a very fascinating story. And as time shows, it is not finished yet!


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