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Old 12-16-2019, 10:37 PM
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It's a really good song, one of the best from bounce.

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I've always been fond of the song but I get why a lot of people didn't like it at the time. The Bounce era (for those existing fans who remember) was part of the early stages of the bands music deterioating from more traditional-sounding rock 'n' roll to a more radio-fiendly pop-rock sound to try and appeal to a younger generation and to stay relevant and "Misunderstood" pretty much epitomises that. Though some might argue that way of marketing themselves could have started as early as the These Days era.

As I've said before, I liked Bounce when it first came out and it's still my most revisited post-2000 Bon Jovi album . "Misunderstood" is not one of the better ones for me but I still enjoy hearing it on occasion, particularly the single version.
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Easy... Because the "IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII"
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Instead I love every song from the Bounce album...
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Easy... Because the "IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII"
Yeah I'll admit that the "I" is a bit repetitive.

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It was a bit misunderstood
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It was a bit misunderstood
No pun intended lol.

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Iíve always liked the song, but the single version that was mixed differently. Iíve used it to replace the album version.
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It's a filler song that isn't really a single

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Iíve always liked the song, but the single version that was mixed differently. Iíve used it to replace the album version.
I liked the single version better too.

To me, I think it's a fine song, catchy and all. Not their best and certainly not their worst. It's not like the whole Bounce album had any strong singles really, so I think it's was an OK choice to be the second single.

I wasn't a fan at the time, but if I had to imagine at 2002 there were still a bunch of spandex heavy metal fans that were still attached to Bon Jovi that would have been very disappointed that their beloved band is "not a rock band anymore". I figure that if this song was released in 2019, it would be received much better by the fanbase (not by the general public), because of its general catchiness.
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