These Days (Bon Jovi song)

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"These Days"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album These Days
Released 1996
Format CD single
Genre Hard rock
Length 6:28
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Lie to Me"
"These Days"
"Hey God"

"These Days" is a single from Bon Jovi's 1995 album These Days. It was the fourth single released from the album, and showcases the darker tone that Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora's lyrics sought to achieve with the album. The song which begins with a haunting piano progression, deals with homelessness, loss of innocence and the difficulty of keeping up a relationship in the modern age. It is about people out there trying to be understood, to live their dreams.[citation needed]

The single peaked at #7 in the UK,[1] #38 in Australia and #40 on the Euro hot 100 singles chart.[2]

The song is present on the DVD Live from London at the end of the concert, and during the 2007-2008 Lost Highway Tour Sambora often took lead vocals on the song and references the difficulties he had been through over the past year.


Chart (1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 38
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 61
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 45
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 7


  1. ^ "Chart stats - Bon Jovi". Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Chart data - Bon Jovi". 
  3. ^ " – Bon Jovi – These Days". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bon Jovi – These Days". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  5. ^ " – Bon Jovi – These Days" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bon Jovi – These Days –". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  7. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.

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