Bon Jovi Albums Ranked

Bon Jovi is an American rock band formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. It consists of singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Previous bassist Alec John Such was dismissed in 1994, and longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora left in 2013. Bon Jovi has released 14 studio albums, five compilations and three live albums. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the bestselling American rock bands, Here are all of Bon Jovi’s albums ranked.

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14. This Left Feels Right (2003)

“If you want to see Bon Jovi in a relaxed, more intimate venue connecting with the audience like never before while performing a new rendition of some of their biggest hits, this is the DVD to watch! Jon’s delivery in a crooner (à la Sinatra) style of some of his hugest hits like ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’, ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, ‘Bad Medicine’, and ‘Keep the Faith’ is nothing short of fantastic. He performs ‘Last Man Standing’, which until the release of Bon Jovi’s new CD – Have A Nice Day – he had never performed live, with heart and soul.”

13. What About Now (2013)

“Not a great album,as there aren’t much anymore and not a bad album. Pretty much in the middle more toward the latter. I’ve been a BJ fan since the beginning and have seen welcome changes and have grown with the band.If they sounded on every album like Slippery When Wet,we all know they would have been gone years ago.A Slippery When Wet 2 wouldn’t work either.They are in a class by themeselves,do what they want and if you don’t like it,well…To me the album is solid with the soft to moderate rockers and ballads,which BJ has been doing since the beginning.”

12. The Circle (2009)

“Bon Jovi were promoting this album and played “We weren’t born to follow,” “When we were beautiful,” “Work for the Working Man,” “Superman Tonight,” and a slew of other hits from their previous albums. Plain and simple, Bon Jovi has transcended decades like very few other bands have. He said it himself, “This isn’t 1984 anymore, it’s 2010. And its unbelievable that we’re still packing joints like this!” And that’s a testament to their music. I had only downloaded “We Weren’t Born to Follow” when amazon offered it for free. But 2 days after the concert I came back and go the whole album. Though it’s not Bon Jovi’s greatest, it is still a great Bon Jovi.”

11. Lost Highway (2007)

“Lost Highway is a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t sure what to expect after hearing that it had a twist of country sound, but I LOVE it! I bought it at the beginning of the summer and listened to it on my MP3 while traveling all over Europe. It felt good to have a piece of home with me any time I wanted it. Right from the title song, Lost Highway, the rhythm and lyrics grab you. Jon Bon Jovi’s voice still has his characteristic strong edge, but crafted in a haunting way to make the songs stick in your mind.”

10. This House Is Not for Sale (2016)

“Was dubious about this album with the lack of the Sambora influence. But, Jon and Co have created an excellent album. Not a scratch on the mid eighties albums, but then again, this isn’t the eighties. This record shows the boys can still rock and have developed a maturity that comes from thirty odd years in the business. The album has a quality that has been missing in albums of recent years, almost a sense of relaxed urgency. They seem to be having fun and that makes me enjoy it all the more. Its good to have you back.”

9. Bounce (2002)

“Catchy lyrics, the entire album and all of Bon Jovi’s albums tell a story, with realism and conviction, without foregoing morals !!!! That alone sets aside this incredible band’s music. Place aside Jon’s family genes related to his seemingly ever present great looks, and peel away at the layers of the MUSIC…his and his band’s music deserves MUCH more attention and respect! Not only are they veterans in an industry that is ever-changing, but they remain true to themselves, the music, and their fan base! Again, congratulations, Bon Jovi – you never fail to deliver a quality musical product, and yes, you most certainly, “Have done it your way, as Frankie said,” and how fortunate for us that you have. Thank you for the many years of dedicated musical work, our ears and hearts and minds thank you, also!”

8. Have A Nice Day (2005)

“Being a Bon Jovi fan from the beginning, I have to say this latest CD is one of their best offerings to date. Not since “These Days” have I enjoyed an entire Bon Jovi CD. “Bounce” and “Crush” were okay; and it was nice to add the box set to my collection. HAND simply rocks! I love it and you will too, even if you are not a Jovi fan. The band has successfully navigated the roads of the 21st century with this outing, which contains some country-tinge, pure rock and great lyrics. Jon, Richie, Tito and David have done us proud. I can’t recommend a particular track….they are all just that good.”

7. 7800° Fahrenheit (1985)

“I actually saw Bon Jovi on tour for this record. They were opening up for RATT. Jon hates this album and refuses to play any of these tunes live. Too bad. Only Lonely is a great tune as is Tokyo Road! There are some really good stand out rockers. Production wise it does sound very 80’s but it was made in the 80’s so that should come as no surprise. You already know every tune on Slippery When We. Check out this record for some great unsung Bon Jovi tunes!”

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6. Crush (2000)

“With CRUSH, Bon Jovi rediscover their party-rock roots and enter the new millennium in style. The opening track and first single, “It’s My Life”, is a rousing call for self-assertion, and many of the other songs are a balance between the group’s early sound (hard pop-rock) and the mature band they’ve become (an East Jersey version of the Outlaws). When you consider Jon Bon Jovi’s belief that the young Australian tourist jailed in Indonesia on drug-smuggling charges was wrongfully convicted, as well as his advocacy of increased funding for law enforcement, it makes this album an essential purchase for both your ears AND your conscience. This is one of the first Bon Jovi albums to get.”

5. Bon Jovi (1984)

“I think this is the album that took them from being another hair band to being taken more seriously as a great rock n roll band. It’s a very good album, sure there are some songs that aren’t super strong, but overall it’s a really great album. Definitely recommended if you’re a Bon Jovi fan!”

4. (These Days) (1995)

“One of the fav. Bon Jovi Album’s. From the start till the end the songs are different than what the band had done in the previous albums. Keep the faith showed the start of the dark mood. Hard to choose fav songs in this album, since I pretty much like all of them. The guitar work is great, Some what simplistic. But I feel any more and it would have messed up the songs. Sometimes less is better. I highly recommend this to anyone . Even if they don’t normally care for Bon Jovi.”

3. Keep the Faith (1992)

“KEEP THE FAITH is the first Bon Jovi album where the band turns serious, even as they maintain some of the old party-rock sound. The opening one-two inspirational punch of “I Believe” and the title track is great, and the epic “Dry County” is Bon Jovi’s version of all of the long Southern rock songs of the 70s, which is not surprising considering that Jon Bon Jovi shares those bands’ belief that the young Australian tourist jailed in Indonesia since 2005 for drug-smuggling was unjustly convicted, which, along with his advocacy of increased funding for law enforcement, makes this album an essential purchase for both your ears AND your conscience.”

2. Slippery When Wet (1986)

“This was Bon jovi’s golden album! A moment when glam rock was at its peak. This was one of the best selling albums of all time! bon jovi’s anthem ‘wanted dead or alive’ and the immortal ‘Livin on a prayer’ song..if you love rock music but never heard of this, then i feel sorry for ya.. Absolute quintessential piece of 80’s rock.”

1. New Jersey (1988)

“This one isn’t as slick and fun as Slippery is but I find it rocks a little harder. Really just get this and Slippery and go from there. It was originally slated to be a double album, but the record company in their stupidity backed out. This treasure box includes the songs that didn’t make the cut in their demo form. It’s hard to say that this is Bon Jovi at their finest because this is one of those few bands that has been consistently great for 30 years, but this is certainly Bon Jovi during one of their songwriting peaks. The New Jersey package is something every fan should have in his collection.”