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|What About Now: Bon Jovi song by song review, 1 of 2
Don’t look now JoviNation, but New Jersey rock Gods Bon Jovi are feeling déjà vu all over again.
The hardest working band in music, the perpetual road warriors, the pied pipers of power chord rock have another Number One record to add to their collection on the Billboard Music Charts.
They even did it old school: this time around, they went out on tour first like they used to do back in the day and released the record after a well-orchestrated tour and media blitz.
The result is the band’s third consecutive #1 following close on the heels of Lost Highway and The Circle, and their fifth overall in a career that spans three decades.
As if that weren’t enough to shock the haters who believe Bon Jovi’s talent shrank with their hair, What About Now is Number 20 on the iTunes album chart.
This is no small feat in a digital world, especially when the names ahead of your chart position on iTunes include Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, The Lumineers, Lil’ Wayne, Bruno Mars and Rhianna.
To hardcore Bon Jovi fans that comprise a global clique known as Jovi Nation, it’s no surprise. But to occasional listeners and music critics, the reaction is more like a raised eyebrow, a stifled yawn and the not too quiet whisper, “Those guy are still around?!
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