Born to Be My Baby

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"Born To Be My Baby"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album New Jersey
B-side "Love for Sale"
Released 1988
Format 7-inch vinyl, CD single
Recorded 1988
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 4:40
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
Producer(s) Bruce Fairbairn
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Bad Medicine"
(1988)
"Born to Be My Baby"
(1988)
"I'll Be There For You"
(1989)
Music video
"Born to Be My Baby" at YouTube.com

"Born to Be My Baby" is a song performed by American hard rock band Bon Jovi. It was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child. It was released as the second single from their hugely successful album New Jersey in 1988. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989, #7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart,[1] #22 in the UK, and #30 in Australia.

"Born to Be My Baby" was the second of five singles from the New Jersey album to chart in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the most singles from an album to chart in the Top 10 for a rock band. Despite the song's success, it was not included in the 1994 Cross Road greatest hits album. Eventually the song was included on Bon Jovi's Greatest Hits album in 2010.

28 second sample from Born To Be My Baby by Bon Jovi

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Video[edit]

The video for the song was done in all black-and-white, like many of the band's videos from the New Jersey album.

A very low budget video, it was shot all in the studio, chronicling the recording process for "Born to Be My Baby". In the full length video, there is actually dialogue between band members and the band does the chorus again, unsatisfied with the original version. The video prominently features photogenic shots of Jon Bon Jovi singing, as well as the band gathering around a microphone to sing the "na-na-na-na-na" part. The video also features Jon Bon Jovi's wife, Dorothea.

The video was featured on New Jersey: The Videos, a promotional VHS that is no longer manufactured. The video was absent from the video collection Cross Road: The Videos. It was later featured on Bon Jovi's 2010 release Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Video Collection.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 30
Germany (Media Control Charts)[3] 54
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 19
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 25
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 3
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[9] 7

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