Here’s an interesting factoid: Bon Jovi‘s self-titled debut hit stores January 26th, 1984. That’s nearly 27 years of awesome hair, rocking songs, and reppin’ New Jersey.
Here’s another interesting fact: Despite their vast history, the New Jersey outfit shelled out just three greatest hits albums, one of which was exclusively released in Japan and the other featuring acoustic versions of “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “It’s My Life”. In fact, their last proper greatest hits album, Cross Road, arrived while Bill Clinton was in office.
Needless to say, this commerical capitalization is long overdue. Set for release on November 9th, the aptly titled Greatest Hits will come in two versions. The first will feature 16 songs from the band’s storied career, including “Livin’ On A Prayer” and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”. Plus, it’ll feature two new songs, including the lead single “What Do You Got?”, which is currently available for stream on their official site.
But if you’re into a more robust tracklist, try Greatest Hits – The Ultimate Collection. This release will be a 28-song, two-disc edition featuring the Greatest Hits disc and a second “fan favorite” disc that features “Bed of Roses” and “Keep The Faith”. What’s more, along with the two new tracks, there’ll be all two other previously unreleased selections. All four songs (“No Apologies”, “The More Things Change”, “This is Love, This is Life”, and “What Do You Got?”) were written specifically for this new compilation project.
Hey, it might not be Boss level, but it’s something…
Both greatest hits collections will be released November 9th via Island Records.