Superman Tonight

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"Superman Tonight"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album The Circle
Released

25 January 2010 (Radio)

01 February 2010 (Itunes)[1]
Recorded Sanctuary Studios, NJ
Henson Recording Studios, CA
Genre Hard rock, alternative metal, heavy metal
Length 5:13 (Album Version)
4:07 (Radio Edit)
Label Island
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi
Richie Sambora
Billy Falcon
Producer(s) John Shanks
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"We Weren't Born to Follow"
(2009)
"Superman Tonight"
(2010)
"When We Were Beautiful"
(2010)

"Superman Tonight" is a song by New Jersey heavy metal band Bon Jovi. It is the second single release from the band's eleventh studio album The Circle.[2] The single was released on January 25, 2010.[3] On December 12, 2009, Bon Jovi performed the song on Saturday Night Live.

Lyrical content[edit]

"Superman Tonight" is a song about boy-girl relationship. Jon explained: "It's a girl, which I watched from a distance without any possibility to do something. She is in a way like a pinball - reflects a lot of guys, very beautiful and smart but thinks it would be happier if more trusted. This song is something like a diary of the observer and I'm just the fly on the wall of what looks".[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The video premiered on Vevo on Wednesday, February 3, followed by a television premiere on VH1 on Saturday, February 6. It features the band performing in an inflatable tunnel (which resembles the cover for The Circle). Parts of it show a tribute to everyday "superheroes".

Track listing[edit]

European CD Single (Island: 0602527320496)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Superman Tonight" (Album version) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon 5:12
2. "We Weren't Born to Follow" (Recorded live at BBC Radio Theatre on November 3, 2009.) Bon Jovi, Sambora 4:23
Total length:
9:37
European CD-Maxi Single (Island: 0602527320489)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Superman Tonight" (Album version) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Falcon 5:12
2. "We Weren't Born to Follow" (Recorded live at BBC Radio Theatre on November 3, 2009.) Bon Jovi, Sambora 4:23
3. "Superman Tonight" (Recorded live at BBC Radio Theatre on November 3, 2009.) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Falcon 5:28
4. "Livin' on a Prayer" (Recorded acoustic live at BBC Radio Theatre on November 3, 2009.) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Desmond Child 6:36
Total length:
21:41

In television[edit]

  • "Superman Tonight" was one of the songs used in the soundtrack of WWE's Tribute to the Troops 2009 show for the ending highlights.[4]
  • Bon Jovi performed the song live on the American Idol results show, May 12, 2010.
  • A highlight of "Superman Tonight" was used on USA Network and featured the USA shows such as In Plain Sight, Royal Pains, Psych, White Collar, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 44
European Hot 100 Singles[6] 91
Germany (Media Control Charts)[7] 26
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 15
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard)[9] 42

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