Saturday, July 18, 2015

BON JOVI: Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning (single)

Rating: - (single)

Label: Universal Music 2015
Review by Kimmo Toivonen

”Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning” is a surprise release from Bon Jovi, and according to the press release it’ll be featured on the band’s new album ”Burning Bridges”. According to Billboard Magazine it appears that the album isn’t a full new studio album but ”an album for the fans”, whatever that means. A full album of new music is due out in 2016.

This new song is written by Jon Bon Jovi, producer John Shanks and former (?) guitarist Richie Sambora. It’s an instant, easy-going pop-rocker that sounds very familiar right away. As the title suggests, it sounds a bit like a sequel to ”Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night”, more uptempo and upbeat though.

I have to say that I do like it, at least it’s a simple uptempo song with a catchy hook.
Is it a new Bon Jovi classic? No way. Although it’s a nice song, it’s really lightweight and there’s no guitar solo to speak of. And let’s face it, the chorus is really similar  to that of ”Gotta Be Somebody” by Nickelback…

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