The album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn. Slippery When Wet was an instant commercial success. The album spent eight weeks at No. Billboard chart  and was named by Billboard as the top-selling album of This made them change their approach for their next album, going for a more mainstream sound than their heavier first two albums.
Hiring Desmond Child as a collaborator, the band wrote 30 songs and auditioned them for local New Jersey including recording artist and Phantom's Opera vocalist Colie Brice and New York teenagers, basing the album's running order on their opinions. Bruce Fairbairn was chosen as the main producer for the album, with Bob Rock as the mixer. The album Without Love which Fairbairn produced for the heavy metal band Black 'n Blueattracted Jon Bon Jovi for its sound quality, and he immediately sought out the producer.
This was the first time Child worked with Jon and Richie. He came to New Jersey, where they worked on the four songs in Sambora's mother's basement. He hasn't tried to change what we are, but to refine it slightly; to suggest extra ways that we could wring a bit more out of what we had.
Bon Jovi was initially reluctant to include "Livin' on a Prayer", believing it was not good enough. Sambora convinced him it was a hit in the making, and so the band rerecorded it, releasing the second version on the album.
It is Bon Jovi's signature song. One of the songs written during the making of the album, " Edge of a Broken Heart ", did not feature on the final release. Bon Jovi has since said it should have been included: "It was absolutely appropriate for the Slippery record—coulda, shoulda, woulda been on Slippery had cooler minds prevailed. Here's my formal apology. The song has never been Fandangos Natural - Café Madrid - Great Collection Of Flamenco From Spain live by the band, despite being a fan favorite.
The album went through various name changes during its inception, including Wanted Dead Or Alive. A proposed cover with the band dressed as cowboys  was later used for the single release of the track of the same name. According to Sambora, "This woman descended from the ceiling on a pole and proceeded to take all her clothes off.
When she got in a shower and soaped herself up, we just about lost our tongues. We Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet sat there and said, 'We will be II. Andante - Mendelssohn*, Various - Musique De Chambre every day. Our testosterone was at a very high level back then. The cover consists of a wet black garbage bag with the words "Slippery When Wet" traced in the water "So simple," observed Sambora, "and not very impressive" .
The album originally was to feature a busty woman in a wet yellow T-shirt with the album name on the front of the shirt. This was swapped for the plastic bag cover just prior to release. The reasons given for the switch were record execs' fears that dominant record store chains at the time would have refused to carry the album with a sexist cover, and Jon Bon Jovi's dislike of the bright pink border around the photograph the band submitted.
The album was a massive success commercially. The third single " Wanted Dead or Alive " peaked at No. The album peaked at No. The album also had impressive staying power, with 38 weeks inside the Top 5 of Billboardincluding 8 weeks at No.
Slippery When Wet was the best-selling album of in the United States, and eventually reached Diamond certification by the RIAA and current sales stand at 12 million copies, making it the 48th best-selling album in the United States. The album also achieved Diamond status in Canada, Black Crosses - Strung Out - Top Contenders (The Best Of Strung Out) (Vinyl, LP, LP) 6x Platinum status in Australia.
The album was ranked 44th in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 's list of the Definitive albums of all time. The CD side contained a newly remastered version of the album, and the DVD side contained the same album in its original stereo mix, plus a slightly expanded 5. The expanded album included additional elements within many of the songs, in some cases increasing their runtime.
The DVD side also included all 5 promo videos from the album:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Slippery When Wet disambiguation.
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