(You Want To) Make a Memory

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"(You Want to) Make a Memory"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album Lost Highway

"I Love This Town" (live)
"Whole Lot of Leaving" (live)

"(You Want to) Make a Memory" (Instrumental)
"Put the Boy Back in Cowboy"
Released March 20, 2007 (radios)
April 17, 2007 (iTunes)
May 25, 2007 (CD - international)
June 25, 2007 (CD - UK)
Format CD single
Recorded 2007
Genre Soft rock

4:05 [Radio Edit]

4:36 [Album Version]
Label Island, Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Welcome to Wherever You Are"
"(You Want to) Make a Memory"
"Lost Highway"

"(You Want to) Make a Memory" is a song by Bon Jovi, which was released as the first single from their tenth studio album Lost Highway. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child, it was released for radio airplay on March 20, 2007, and for download on the US iTunes Store on April 17, 2007. It is a ballad, and was performed at several nationally-televised events in an effort to promote the single.

Two different versions of the song were released as singles. In every market except the U.S., the 'pop version' from the album was the single; in the U.S., however, a special 'country version' was released, which featured more instruments and a slightly different arrangement.

The song was nominated for a Grammy at the 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "(You Want to) Make A Memory".

Japan CD single[edit]

  1. "(You Want to) Make a Memory"
  2. "I Love This Town" (Live from the Cannery Ballroom)
  3. "Whole Lot of Leavin'" (Live from the Cannery Ballroom)
  4. "(You Want to) Make a Memory" (Instrumental version)

UK CD single[edit]

  1. "(You Want to) Make a Memory" (Pop version)
  2. "Put the Boy Back in Cowboy"[1]

UK Limited Edition 7" single[edit]

  1. "(You Want to) Make a Memory" (Pop version)
  2. "I Love This Town" (Live from the Cannery Ballroom)[2]

German CD single[edit]

  1. "(You Want to) Make a Memory"
  2. "I Love This Town" (Live from the Cannery Ballroom)
  3. "Put The Boy Back in Cowboy"
  4. "(You Want to) Make a Memory" (Video)


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On the April 7, 2007 Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, the song was a "Hot Shot Debut" (highest debuting song of the week), entering at #39. The song fell to #42 the next week before re-entering the Top 40, peaking at #35. The song was also a "Hot Shot" on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at #27 on May 10, 2007,[3] the band's highest debut on the chart of their career.

Chart (2007) Highest
Austrian Singles Chart 3
Canadian Hot 100 4
Dutch Top 40 9
German Singles Chart 5
Italian Singles Chart 6
Swiss Singles Chart 5
UK Singles Chart 33
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 27
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 5
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 35

End of year charts[edit]

Year Chart Rank
2007 German Singles Chart[8] 62

Notable performances[edit]

As part of the promotion of the song, it was performed by Bon Jovi on American Idol on May 2, 2007. It was also performed as part of a 50th Anniversary special on Larry King Live on May 4, 2007. Earlier in the year, the band performed the song at the CMT Awards. It was also performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show along with the title track "Lost Highway" and "It's My Life".

As Richie Sambora entered rehab in June 2007, the band did some performances and promotion for the song without Sambora, some of these include British television appearances on GMTV and the National Lottery shows.

It was used during the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals commercials.

June 23, 2007 VH1's Unplugged hour long performance included this song.

Music video[edit]

The music video debuted on May 3, 2007, on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown and on AOL Music. The lead actress in the video is Brooke Langton.


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