World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Always (Bon Jovi song)

"Always"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album Cross Road
B-side Edge of a Broken Heart
Released September 20, 1994
Format CD single and cassette
Recorded 1994
Genre Rock
Length

5:54 (Album Version)
4:55 ( Single Edit)

4:37 ( Radio Edit)
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi
Producer(s) Peter Collins
Certification Platinum (U.S.)
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Dry County"
(1994)
"Always"
(1994)
"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"
(1994)
Music sample
Music video
"Always" on YouTube
Music video
"Always" (Alternate Version) on YouTube

"Always" is a power ballad by Bon Jovi. It was released as a single from their 1994 album Cross Road and went on to become their best-selling single, with a million copies sold in the U.S. and more than 3 million worldwide.[1] The song reached #4 in the U.S. Billboard charts, #2 on the Mainstream Top 40[2] and was also an international hit (#1 in Australia, [3] #2 in the United Kingdom and #4 in Germany). It marks Alec John Such's final single with the band before he left the band in late 1994.

Contents

  • Song origin 1
  • Music video 2
  • Live performances 3
  • Track listing 4
    • UK CD single 4.1
    • German CD single 4.2
    • US Cassette Single 4.3
  • Charts 5
    • Weekly charts 5.1
    • Year-end charts 5.2
  • Certifications 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Song origin

The song was originally written for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Cross Road compilation album.

Music video

The music video featured Jack Noseworthy, Carla Gugino, Jason Wiles and Keri Russell.

Live performances

The song's powerful lyrics and power ballad sound made "Always" an instant hit at live concerts, but the high demand on Jon Bon Jovi's vocals have seen it rarely performed in concert following the band's 1995-1996 These Days tour. Hence, when it is performed it is done so in a lower key. The song is featured on the band's Live From London Video. During the 2005-2006 Have a Nice Day Tour it was occasionally performed in the acoustic style heard on the band's 2003 This Left Feels Right album. Recently the band has performed the original version on their Lost Highway Tour, particularly in the UK leg. A live version from the song, performed on the final night of the Lost Highway Tour has been included on the concert DVD from the band: Live at Madison Square Garden. Since then the song in its original version has been occasionally performed during every tour.

Track listing

UK CD single

  1. "Always" (Edit) (Jon Bon Jovi) 4:52
  2. "Always" (Jon Bon Jovi) 5:52
  3. "Edge of a Broken Heart" (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child) 4:33

German CD single

  1. "Always" (Edit) (Jon Bon Jovi) 4:52
  2. "Always" (Jon Bon Jovi) 5:52
  3. "Edge of a Broken Heart" (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child) 4:33
  4. "Prayer 94" (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child) 5:20

US Cassette Single

  1. "Always (Edit)"
  2. "Never Say Goodbye"
  3. "Edge Of a Broken Heart"

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[35] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[36] Gold 25,000x
Italy (FIMI)[37] Gold 25,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[38] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[39] Gold 7,500*
Sweden (GLF)[40] Gold 25,000x
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[41] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[42] Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[43]
Physical single
Platinum 1,000,000^
United States (RIAA)[43]
Digital single
Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ "Bon Jovi". Fantasy Music League. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard singles". 
  3. ^ 1994-11-12 Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive | Official Charts Archived January 13, 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ " Australian-charts.com – Bon Jovi – Always". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bon Jovi – Always" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – Always" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – Always" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  8. ^ Canadian Top Singles peak
  9. ^ Canadian Adult Contemporary peak
  10. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Suomi) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi.  
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bon Jovi – Always" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Bon Jovi Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  13. ^ "Search the Charts - Always".  
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Bon Jovi search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bon Jovi – Always". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  16. ^ "Topp 20 Single uke 48, 1994 – VG-lista. Offisielle hitlister fra og med 1958" (in Norwegian). VG-lista. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bon Jovi – Always". Singles Top 60. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bon Jovi – Always". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart: 1994-10-08" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  20. ^ "Bon Jovi – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  21. ^ "Bon Jovi – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  22. ^ "Bon Jovi – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1994".  
  24. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1994" (in Dutch).  
  25. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1994".  
  26. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German).  
  27. ^ "Årslista Singlar - År 1994" (in Swedish).  
  28. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1994".  
  29. ^ "Top 100 Singles".  
  30. ^ "Top 100 Hits for 1994". longboardsurfer.com. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  31. ^ "Jahreshitparade Singles 1995" (in German).  
  32. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1995".  
  33. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German).  
  34. ^ "Top 100 Hits for 1995". longboardsurfer.com. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  35. ^ "Accreditation Awards". Australian Fun Countdowns. 2011-04-07. Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  36. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Jon Bon Jovi – Always" (in German).   Enter Jon Bon Jovi in the field Interpret. Enter Always in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  37. ^ "Italian single certifications – Bon Jovi – Always" (in Italian).   Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Bon Jovi in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  38. ^ "Rabo Top 40 - 28 januari 1995" (PDF) (in Dutch).  
  39. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Bon Jovi – Always".  
  40. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish).  
  41. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Bon Jovi; 'Always')". Hung Medien. 
  42. ^ "British single certifications – Bon Jovi – Always".   Enter Always in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  43. ^ a b "American single certifications – Bon Jovi – Always".   If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.