7800° Fahrenheit

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7800° Fahrenheit
Studio album by Bon Jovi
Released March 27, 1985
Recorded January–March 1985 at The Warehouse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Hard rock
Length 47:10
Label Mercury Records (US)
Vertigo Records (Europe)
Producer Lance Quinn
Bon Jovi chronology
Bon Jovi
(1984)
7800° Fahrenheit
(1985)
Slippery When Wet
(1986)
Singles from 7800° Fahrenheit
  1. "Only Lonely"
    Released: April 1985
  2. "In and Out of Love"
    Released: May 1985
  3. "The Price of Love (Japan)"
    Released: May 25, 1985
  4. "The Hardest Part Is the Night (UK)"
    Released: August 1985
  5. "Silent Night"
    Released: October 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars [2]

7800° Fahrenheit is the second studio album by American hard rock band Bon Jovi, released on March 27, 1985 through Mercury Records. The album's title was a reference to the supposed melting point of rock. The album introduced the classic '80s Bon Jovi logo that would later on be used in Slippery When Wet and New Jersey.

The album recorded in six weeks between January and March 1985 at the Warehouse Studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The album marked the final collaboration between Bon Jovi and producer Lance Quinn. It is also the only Bon Jovi album to feature songwriting contributions from four of the band members, with "Secret Dreams" being the only Bon Jovi song to-date for which drummer Tico Torres receives a songwriting credit.

7800° Fahrenheit reached #37 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was the group's first record to be certified gold in the US. It remained charted for 85 weeks and was certified platinum on February 19, 1987.[3] The singles "In and Out of Love" and "Only Lonely" both charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

Despite being a fan favorite, the band was unsatisfied with the sound of the album and essentially disowned it once they had solidified their status as major rock stars with the albums Slippery When Wet and New Jersey a few years later. It is the least represented album in their setlists over the course of the career and excluding extremely rare performances of the song 'Tokyo Road' in Japan once every few years and 'Only Lonely' a few times during The Circle Tour in 2010, nothing from this album has been performed live since the late 1980s.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In and Out of Love"   Jon Bon Jovi 4:26
2. "The Price of Love"   Bon Jovi 4:14
3. "Only Lonely"   Bon Jovi, David Bryan 5:02
4. "King of the Mountain"   Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora 3:54
5. "Silent Night"   Bon Jovi 5:08
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Tokyo Road"   Bon Jovi, Sambora 5:42
7. "The Hardest Part Is the Night"   Bon Jovi, Bryan, Sambora 4:25
8. "Always Run to You"   Bon Jovi, Sambora 5:00
9. "(I Don't Wanna Fall) To the Fire"   Bon Jovi, Bryan, Sambora 4:28
10. "Secret Dreams"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Tico Torres, Bill Grabowski 4:54

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Other personnel[edit]

  • Larry Alexander – engineer
  • Phil Hoffer – backing vocals
  • Tom Mandel – synthesizer
  • Obie O'Brien – engineer
  • Jim Salamone – music programming
  • Bill Scheniman – engineer

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Bon Jovi: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard albums". 
  4. ^ "The ARIA Report - Week Commencing ~ 28th January 2008 ~ Issue #935" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association / Pandora.nla.gov.au. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Album - Bon Jovi, 7800° Fahrenheit" (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Yamachan Land – Japanese Chart Archives > Bon Jovi". Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand Charts - Bon Jovi - 7800 Fahreheit (album)". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Swedish Charts - Bon Jovi - 7800 Fahreheit (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Swiss Charts - Bon Jovi - 7800 Fahreheit (album)". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Official Charts Company - 7800 Fahrenheit by Bon Jovi Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1987". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Bon Jovi – 7800° Fahrenheit". Music Canada. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Bon Jovi – 7800° Fahrenheit". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 4, 2012.  Enter 7800° Fahrenheit in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Bon Jovi – 7800 Degree Fahrenheit". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 3, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH