Tonight’s mystery artists, according to urban legend, were almost given the song by Bon Jovi ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ Think you know who supposedly missed the hit??

The song was written by Desmond Child. He had just had a hit with KISS called ‘I was made for loving you’. Bon Jovi had been opening for KISS when he met them. He tells how he wrote the song with Ritchie Sambora and Jon. When asked if the often told story about the song being offered to Lover Boy, Desmond recalled that at one time Jon did say he had collaborated with Desmond originally with the idea of writing for another band.  That said, he added the songs they wrote were so good Jon decided to keep them all for his band Bon Jovi. Good decision.

Here is our featured song.

 

Here is the interview with Desmond.