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This Left Feels Right

This Left Feels Right
Compilation album by Bon Jovi
Released November 4, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Acoustic rock
Length 51:10
Label Island
Producer Patrick Leonard, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
Bon Jovi chronology
This Left Feels Right
100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong
Singles from This Left Feels Right
  1. "Wanted Dead or Alive (2003)"
    Released: November 2003
  2. "It's My Life (2003)"
    Released: November 2003
  3. "Always (2003)"
    Released: December 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [3]

This Left Feels Right is an album featuring new versions of Bon Jovi songs from previous albums. It was released in 2003 and charted at No. 14 on The Billboard 200.[4] It was like a "trip down memory lane" as Jon Bon Jovi likes to put it. It has acoustic versions of many of Bon Jovi's biggest hits. Many of the 80's hard hitting chart-rockers are presented in a different light as soulful ballads. This Left Feels Right has sold 549,727 copies in the US (July 2007).

The 2003 rendition of "Wanted Dead or Alive" was released as a single and also had a promotional video produced, which had the same format as "Wanted Dead or Alive (Live version)", which was a single from the One Wild Night Live 1985–2001 album.

For the Russian and CIS release Olivia d'Abo's part in Livin' on a Prayer was recorded by Russian superstar Alsou in Bon Jovi's studio. This version was played on Russian radio stations to promote the release and got great reviews by Bon Jovi fans, but Olivia's version appeared on the Russian CD due to Universal Music Russia's decision.


  • Track listing 1
  • New songs 2
  • Personnel 3
  • Bonus DVD 4
  • Audio 5
  • Certifications 6
  • References 7

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wanted Dead or Alive"   Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora 3:43
2. "Livin' on a Prayer"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Desmond Child 3:41
3. "Bad Medicine"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 4:27
4. "It's My Life"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Max Martin 3:42
5. "Lay Your Hands on Me"   Bon Jovi, Sambora 4:27
6. "You Give Love a Bad Name"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 3:29
7. "Bed of Roses"   Bon Jovi 5:38
8. "Everyday"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Andreas Carlsson 3:45
9. "Born to Be My Baby"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 5:27
10. "Keep the Faith"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 4:12
11. "I'll Be There for You"   Bon Jovi, Sambora 4:21
12. "Always"   Bon Jovi 4:18

New songs

Two new songs, "Last Man Standing" and "Thief of Hearts", were written and recorded for inclusion of the album. "Last Man Standing" was a song revealing lead singer Jon Bon Jovi's anger toward the state of the music industry. Bon Jovi believed that it would become more difficult for artists to find success in the music industry. This was Bon Jovi's reason for later removing the two new songs from the album, however Last Man Standing was later reworked and turned into a much more heavy aggressive rock song for inclusion on Bon Jovi's 2005 studio album, Have a Nice Day, a somewhat opposite effect of the This Left Feels Right project. The original version of "Last Man Standing" and "Thief of Hearts" were both later released as part of the box set 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong and are also included as live versions on the This Left Feels Right Live DVD.



Bonus DVD

A bonus DVD came free with some editions of This Left Feels Right, recorded at NRG Studios, Burbank, CA, December 3, 2002 for sessions@AOL. All songs were recorded acoustic. The Japanese bonuses were recorded at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, January 19, 2003. "In These Arms" & "Heroes" were recorded live and "Right Side of Wrong" is a montage of videos recorded backstage and before the show that night.

The track listing is as follows:

  1. "Love for Sale"
  2. "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"
  3. "Joey"
  4. "Misunderstood"
  5. "Diamond Ring"
  6. "Blood on Blood"
  7. "In These Arms" (Japan Limited Edition Bonus DVD)
  8. "Heroes" (David Bowie Cover) (Japan Limited Edition Bonus DVD)
  9. "Right Side of Wrong" (Montage Video) (Japan Limited Edition Bonus DVD)


22 second sample from the This Left Feels Right version of Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi

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Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[5] Gold  
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold 50,000^
Germany (BVMI)[7] Gold 150,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[8] Gold 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[9] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[10] Gold 20,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Silver 60,000^

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


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Sinagra, Laura (2003-11-07). "This Left Feels Right Review".  
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  4. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard albums". 
  5. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Bon Jovi – This Left Feels Right" (in German).   Enter Bon Jovi in the field Interpret. Enter This Left Feels Right in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Bon Jovi – This Left Feels Right".  
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bon Jovi; 'This Left Feels Right')" (in German).  
  8. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Bon Jovi – This Left Feels Right" (in Japanese).  
  9. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Bon Jovi – This Left Feels Right" (PDF) (in Spanish).   Select the "Chart", enter ' in the field "Year". Select ' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"
  10. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Bon Jovi; 'This Left Feels Right')". Hung Medien. 
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Bon Jovi – This Left Feels Right".   Enter This Left Feels Right in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
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