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Welcome to Wherever You Are (song)

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Welcome to Wherever You Are (song)

"Welcome to Wherever You Are"
Have a Nice Day
Released

January 17, 2006 (UK)

June 12, 2006 (US)
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre Rock
Length 3:47
Label Island
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and John Shanks
Producer Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and John Shanks
Bon Jovi singles chronology

"Who Says You Can't Go Home"
(2006)
"Welcome to Wherever You Are"
(2006)
"(You Want To) Make a Memory"
(2007)

"Welcome to Wherever You Are" is a song by rock band Bon Jovi from their 2005 album, Have a Nice Day. It was released as the album's third single in the US, following "Have a Nice Day" and "Who Says You Can't Go Home", while worldwide it was released as the album's second single.

Chart success

"Welcome to Wherever You Are" failed to gain success in the US, but it reached the top 40 in several European countries, including the UK (#19),[1] Italy (#33) and Germany (#40).[2] Speaking about the song on Larry King Live, Jon Bon Jovi said "I thought for sure this was going to be a universal, timeless theme song of unity, diversity. Not a hit, not even close. Swing and a miss."[3]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 36
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[5] 9
Czech Republic (IFPI)[6] 74
European Hot 100 Singles[7] 53
Germany (Media Control AG)[8] Template:Albumchart/chartnote 40
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[9] 25
Italy (FIMI)[10] 33
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[11] 25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 46
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 19

Lyrical content

"Welcome to Wherever You Are" is a song of affirmation, about accepting who you are and being comfortable in your own skin. Jon Bon Jovi claims the song is greatly influenced by events during the 2004 Presidential Election.[3] Jon campaigned for John Kerry during that time. The song is also notable for being one of the few Bon Jovi songs lacking a guitar solo.

The song also shares its name with an episode of The West Wing's seventh season, in which Jon Bon Jovi appears endorsing the fictional presidential nomination Matt Santos.

Track listing

UK CD1

  1. "Welcome to Wherever You Are" (Jeremy Wheatley Mix)
  2. "Last Man Standing" (Recorded Live at Nokia Theatre Times Square, NYC, September 19, 2005)

UK CD2

  1. "Welcome to Wherever You Are" - (Jeremy Wheatley Mix)
  2. "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" - (Recorded Live at Nokia Theatre Times Square, NYC, September 19, 2005)
  3. "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Recorded Live at Nokia Theatre Times Square, NYC, September 19, 2005)

DVD

  1. "Welcome to Wherever You Are" (Music Video)
  2. "Have A Nice Day" - (Recorded Live at Nokia Theatre Times Square, NYC, September 19, 2005)
  3. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Recorded Live at Nokia Theatre Times Square, NYC, September 19, 2005) (Audio only with photographs)

References

External links

  • Template:MetroLyrics song
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