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Bon Jovi - Crush

On June 13, 2000, "Bon Jovi's" seventh studio album "Crush" was released.

So let us tell you some facts about "Crash":


1. This is the band's seventh album and first after a 5-year hiatus.


2. During the hiatus, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora released solo albums. Jon Bon Jovi planned's plan was to release a third solo album, but eventually, the two decided to work on an album as a band.


3. The name chosen for the album during the work was "Sex Sells". Posters bearing the name of the album appear in the video clip for the song "Real Life" - a song written by the band for the soundtrack of the film EDtv from 1999 and which appeared in a remix version later in the box "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong" from 2004.


4. The album was produced by Sambora, Bon Jovi, and Luke Ebbin, but he was not the first producer selected. Bob Rock and Bruce Fairbairn were elected before him. With the first, it did not work out and the second passed away in 1999, so Luke Ebbin was the third choice.


5. Three singles were released from the album: "Say It Isn't So", "Thank You for Loving M e" and the most successful of the three "It's My Life".



6. There was a fourth single which was released only in Japan - "Save the World".


7. Bon Jovi and Sambora were assisted in writing the song by creator and singer Max Martin, who wrote hits for many artists including Britney Spears, "Backstreet Boys" and "N'sync".


8. This is not the only song on the album written in collaboration with an outsider. In fact, most of the songs on the album are like that. 7 out of the 12 songs on the album are like this, and in the expanded versions 8 of 13 songs.


9. For example, the song "Thank You for Loving Me" was co-written with Wayne Hector who wrote much Pop like, Nicki Minaj, "One Direction" and more.


10. The song "It's My Life" corresponds with Bon Jovi's 1986 hit - "Livin' On A Prayer" which also features Tommy and Gina. In both songs, Richie Sambora uses the guitar effect of the talkbox that produces the sound of the talking guitar.


11. The song has a reference to singer Frank Sinatra and the song "My Way", in the sentence "Like Frankie Said, I did it my way".


12. It was the band's sixth consecutive album to reach number one in Australia and fifth in a row in the UK.


13. Believe it or not but this is Bon Jovi's first Grammy Award-winning album.


14. The song "One Wild Night" was later released in a different version from the album version. The alternative version of the song will appear in 2001 as a single from the live album "One Wild Night Live 1985-2001" and will also be part of the collection "Tokyo Road: Best of Bon Jovi".



15. Some of the album's version releases include a bonus song - "I Could Make a Living Out of Lovin' You".


16. In the Japanese and Australian versions of the album there is another song called "Neurotica".


17. This is the band's first album that is not a compilation album, which does not include the lyrics in the attached booklet.


18. During the recordings of the album, some songs did not make it to the album, but were released as sidelines or collections such as: "Hush", "You can not lose at love", "Temptation", "I do not wanna live forever", and more.


19. The hit single "Say It Is Not So" does not include a Richie Sambora solo, but a David Bryan solo.



20. On the other hand, Sambora gives his all in the amazing solo in the song "Next 100 Years" which includes a string accompaniment arranged by the Canadian David Campbell, who has worked with Dream Theater, "Evanescence", "Muse", "Metallica", "Green Day" and more and more.


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