Keep the Faith (Bon Jovi song)

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"Keep the Faith"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album Keep the Faith
Released 1992
Format CD single
Recorded 1992
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:46 (album version)
4:31 (edited version)
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi
Richie Sambora
Desmond Child
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Living in Sin"
(1989)
"Keep the Faith"
(1992)
"Bed of Roses"
(1993)
Music video
Keep the Faith at YouTube.com

"Keep the Faith" is a song performed by American rock band Bon Jovi. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child. It was released in 1992 as the lead single and title track from Bon Jovi's fifth studio album, Keep the Faith. It is characterised by its driving bass line and is a live staple for the band.

"I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas" appeared as a B-Side to the song in the US. In the United States, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] "Keep the Faith" reached #5 in the United Kingdom.

It is a regular song at live shows by the band and is featured on the Live from London and The Crush Tour DVDs. When played live it features Jon Bon Jovi playing percussion.

In 2009, Jon Bon Jovi released a new version of "Keep the Faith" with the Washington DC Youth Choir on the compilation album Oh Happy Day.[2] German Eurodance band X-Perience has also covered "Keep the Faith" in their 1997 album Take Me Home.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Phil Joanou and shot both in black and white and color. It combines scenes with whole band playing live on the stage and band members in New York City. Scenes in New York are mainly featuring Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora appearing in various parts of the city, but the whole band we can see only in the beginning and the end of the video. Joel Parker was also known to many as Bon Jovi's personal consort. We can see Jon sitting on the stairway of a house, walking down the Brooklyn Bridge being followed by group of teenagers, and driving in the bus. Sambora is also seen playing the guitar on the Brooklyn Bridge and on Wall Street. One important scene features both Jon and Sambora on a stairway.

Releases[edit]

French promotional CD Single / Mercury 1565
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep the Faith" (Edited version) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child 4:31
Total length:
4:31
European CD Single / Mercury 864-481-2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep the Faith" (Edited version) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 4:31
2. "Keep the Faith" (Album Version) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 5:46
3. "I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas"   Bon Jovi 4:26
4. "Little Bit of Soul"   Bon Jovi, Sambora 5:44
Total length:
20:28
UK CD Single / Mercury JOVCB8
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep the Faith" (Album Version) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 5:46
2. "I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas"   Bon Jovi 4:26
3. "Living in Sin" (Recorded live at Lakeland, Florida on September 23, 1989.) Bon Jovi 6:15
Total length:
16:31
UK CD Single / Mercury JOVCD8
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep the Faith" (Album Version) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child 5:46
2. "I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas"   Bon Jovi 4:26
3. "Little Bit of Soul"   Bon Jovi, Sambora 6:15
Total length:
15:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 10
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 14
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 29
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[15] 23
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[16] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ "Jon Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah go gospel for "Day"". Reuters. March 27, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  6. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts - Search the Carts - Keep the Faith". Irish Recorded Music Association / Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith". VG-lista. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith". Singles Top 60. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 1992-10-31" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  14. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  15. ^ "Chart Search Results - Mainstream Top 40 1992-11-07". Billboard.biz. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Chart Search Results - Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1992-11-21". Billboard.biz. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 

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