I love this album. I can't even decide which song is my favorite! If you are a Bon Jovi fan... and more specifically, if you have ever seen the band perform live and loved it, this is the CD for you! The music on this CD was made to be performed live! It is a great mix of "kick-butt", stand on your feet, raise your hand in the air and sing along songs!!
Yes, I can understand why some people might say it is a "typical" Bon Jovi album. In some ways, I agree. The band knows what works for them, they know the kind of songs their fans love. They have sold over 100 million albums.... folks... it works!!!!
"Have a Nice Day" is a fun song, giving a little attitude to people by saying "Have a Nice Day" with a smirk! Oh... and on a side note, KUDOS to whoever came up with the red smirk logo!! Great idea, great marketing, and a lot of fun!
"Welcome to Wherever You Are" - is a song all about appreciating what you have been through in your life, and understanding "you're exactly where you're supposed to be". The best line in the song is; "When you want to give up and your heart's about to break, Remember that you're perfect; God makes no mistakes."
"Who Says You Can't Go Home" - In the US release of this album, there are 2 versions of this song. One is rock and the other has been labled more "country". It is the duet version of the song Jon sings with Jennifer Nettles, the lead singer of the country band "Sugar Land". There are more fidels, and strings in this version and a lot more harmony. It is actually a very good version... and you will be hearing it on country radio. How odd is that? But congrats to the guys for opening up their music!! Also, if you have not seen the CMT show 'CrossRoads' find a repeat! It is a show with a rock performer and a country performer joining together. The Bon Jovi/Sugar Land episode is GREAT!
"Last Man Standing" - This song sums up Bon Jovi! It is all about being the "last one of a breed". A live, living, breathing rock & roll performer. No tracks, no lip synching, no dancers, no diamonds! "Come and see, hear, feel.... the real thing."
I could go on about each song, but I think you get it! I have seen the guys on this tour and these songs are great! They have that "Bon Jovi hook" and are so much fun! The audience loves them and you will too.