Bed of Roses (song)

Bed of Roses (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Bed of Roses

Artist = Bon Jovi
from Album = Keep the Faith
B-side =
Released = 1993
Format = CD single
Recorded = 1992
Genre = Rock
Length = 6:34
Label = Mercury
Writer = Jon Bon Jovi
Producer = Bob Rock
Certification =
Last single = "Keep the Faith"
This single = "Bed of Roses"
Next single = "In These Arms"

"Bed of Roses" is a rock song released by Bon Jovi in 1993, taken from the album "Keep the Faith". The song's power ballad style made it a worldwide hit, and it demonstrated the band's new, more mature sound after their success as a glam metal band in the 80's. Released as a successful single in 1993, it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, #13 in the UK Top 40 and #10 in the German Top 100.

ong Structure

Jon Bon Jovi claimed he wrote the song in a hotel room while suffering from a hangover, and the song reflects his feelings at the time [] . The song contains drawn out guitar riffs and soft piano playing, combined with emotive and powerful vocals by Jon to create a power ballad love song.

Music Video

The video for "Bed Of Roses" begins with shots of Richie Sambora playing guitar high in the mountain tops, and then cuts to scenes of Jon alone in his hotel room, the band recording the song in the studio, and finally performing live on stage.

The live portions were filmed at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA, on December 31st, 1992 as part of a special New Year's Eve concert. In order to get the liveliest, and largest crowd there for the video, the band made arrangements to have no floor seating, and to have one price, general admission tickets.

Track listing

International Release

# "Bed of Roses"
# "Lay Your Hands on Me (Live)"
# "Tokyo Road (Live)"
# "I'll Be There for You (Live)"


"Bed Of Roses" became a staple on Bon Jovi setlists for years to come, and was featured on the band's Cross Road greatest hits album, and in acoustic style on This Left Feels Right. A live performance can be viewed on The Crush Tour DVD. A version with lyrics in Spanish was also recorded, entitled "Cama De Rosas".In 2007 The band Hinder released an acoustic version of the song for an exclusive rerelease of their triple platinum album Extreme Behavior.


* [ Song Information ]

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