‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ Bon Jovi’s newest hit

bonjovi4They say if you live long enough you’ll see everything but nobody expected this…

A video of a sports fan—who looks shockingly like Jim Carrey but by the grace of God ISN’T Matt Bongiovi—doing everything but twerking at a Boston Celtics game back in 2009 to Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer has given New Jersey’s finest new life on the Billboard Music Charts.

Indeed, the more things change the more they stay the same; and for certain precious few people can resist rocking out to this mega-rocker from back when Bon Jovi wore spandex and went through case after case of hairspray for their MTV music videos.

bonjovi-431The fan’s name is Jerry Fry and if Bon Jovi Management were smart they would hire him to cage dance during the remaining shows as the band’s Because We Can tour winds down.

Somehow, some way this video surfaced in the past few weeks and has been viewed 11 million times on the ‘Net and shared 1.6 million times on Facebook.

The end result is that Bon Jovi’s first mega-hit has seen an 11% increase in sales and has launched Bon Jovi back into the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time this year (the first being the band’s latest hit single Because We Can).

Not only that, but Billboard reports that the song was streamed nearly 6 million times on the Streaming Songs section of their site.bon-jovi-livin-on-a-prayer-mercury-6

But here’s the part Bon Jovi would really care about:  all this attention hasn’t gotten Livin’ On A Prayer’ onto the Itunes Store Top 200 single or Top 200 video rankings.

So what are you waiting for? 

The song is a timeless great, and the band—yesterday and today—is prettier to watch singing it than the dork spazzing out to in the Boston Gahhhhhden.

Be sure to find and follow Glenn Osrin on twitter @wizardofosrin and on Facebook at Glenn Osrin.

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