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Blaze of Glory (Jon Bon Jovi song)

"Blaze of Glory" is the debut solo single by Jon Bon Jovi which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Mainstream rock chart in 1990,[1] his only chart-topper away from his band Bon Jovi. The song also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.[2] "Blaze of Glory" also topped the ARIA music chart in Australia for a total of six weeks, and reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

"Blaze of Glory"
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Single by Jon Bon Jovi
from the album Blaze of Glory & Crossroads
B-side "Blood Money"
Released July 21, 1990
Format CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:35
4:24 (edit)
Label Vertigo
Songwriter(s) Jon Bon Jovi
Producer(s)
Jon Bon Jovi singles chronology
"'Blaze of Glory'"
(1990)
"Miracle"
(1990)

"Blaze of Glory"
(1990)
"Miracle"
(1990)

Contents

HistoryEdit

The song was allegedly recorded by Jon Bon Jovi because Emilio Estevez requested Bon Jovi's song "Wanted Dead or Alive" for the soundtrack to Young Guns II, but Bon Jovi did not think the lyrics about the band constantly touring, fit the theme of the Western movie. However, the request inspired him to write "Blaze of Glory" with lyrics more topical to the film.

The song features a music video and remains a crowd favorite with Bon Jovi fans, despite the fact that the song was not released as one of the band's singles, and only by Jon. The track is notable for the performance of Jeff Beck on guitar. The music video was filmed at The Rectory near Moab, Utah.

Charts and certificationsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  21. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Pop Singles – Week ending SEPTEMBER 8, 1990". Cash Box magazine. Archived from the original on December 29, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Jon Bon Jovi Chart History (Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1990". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
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  29. ^ "Accreditation Awards". Australian Fun Countdowns. April 7, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
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  31. ^ "American single certifications – Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze of Glory". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.