Lost Highway (Bon Jovi song)

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"Lost Highway"
Lost Highway Single.jpg
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album Lost Highway
Released September 21, 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Henson Recording Studios, CA
with additional recording at
Starstruck Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Country rock
Length 4:13 (Album Version)
4:04 (Radio Edit)
Label Island, Mercury Nashville
Songwriter(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, John Shanks
Producer(s) John Shanks
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"(You Want To) Make a Memory"
(2007)
"Lost Highway"
(2007)
"Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore"
(2007)
"(You Want To) Make a Memory"
(2007)
"Lost Highway"
(2007)
"Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore"
(2007)

"Lost Highway" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and John Shanks, it is the first track on the album of the same name and was released in September 2007 as the album's second single. The song charted at #15 on the Billboard hot adult top 40 tracks.[1]

Song information[edit]

When the band was writing the song, they took the title both from Hank Williams song and Nashville record company Lost Highway. As soon as they have arrived in Nashville they came up with the idea of the song, written it and recorded it in 48 hours.[2] It could not make the UK Top 75 Singles Chart. In the US, it peaked at No. 15 on the Adult Top 40 chart.[3] A slightly different version of the title track "Lost Highway" was used in the movie Wild Hogs alongside another Bon Jovi song "Wanted Dead or Alive".

The song "Hallelujah" was the b-side track to the single and actually charted in its own right in the UK at #177 from sales of music downloads.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Anthony Bongiovi and Dave Robertson, featuring band members playing in a country bar and a young woman driving a Saturn Sky on the country road. Suddenly on the radio, she hears the announcement "Here is new one from Bon Jovi. It's 'Lost Highway'." There are also girl and a man on a chopper and family in the station wagon driving on the same road. After a while they all run into a traffic jam because of the road works. Soon they all become very frustrated, the woman in the Saturn Sky takes a map and finds a country road. She decides to turn around, hits the gas and heads toward the bar. Quickly the other drivers follow her, they all arrive in front of a country bar where Bon Jovi are playing. By the time they enter the bar, the band members had already left.

The exterior shots of the bar used in video are shots of the Iron Bull Sallon on Route 120 in Lakemoor and the interior of the bar was shot in Berwyn.

Releases[edit]

U.K. Promo CD Single (Mercury: LOSTHICJ1)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lost Highway" (Album version) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, John Shanks 4:12
Total length: 4:12
European CD Single (Island: 602517476622)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lost Highway" (Edited version) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Shanks 4:02
2. "Hallelujah" (Recorded live at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA on May 1, 2007.) Leonard Cohen 6:01
Total length: 10:03
European CD-Maxi Single (Island: 602517474352)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lost Highway" (Edited version) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Shanks 4:02
2. "Hallelujah" (Recorded live at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles , CA on May 1, 2007.) Cohen 6:01
3. "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Recorded live at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA on May 1, 2007.) Bon Jovi, Sambora 5:05
4. "Lost Highway" (Video) Bon Jovi, Sambora, Shanks 4:10
Total length: 19:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart 41
Canadian Hot 100 39
Czech Singles Chart 69
German Singles Chart 36
Slovakian Singles Chart 46
UK Singles Chart 117
US Billboard Adult Top 40 15

Live performances[edit]

The song has been performed at many promotional events for the band including live on the Today show, a performance for MTV Unplugged and at the Live Earth concert held in New Jersey.

The song opened the majority of concerts on the Lost Highway Tour, and has appeared regularly in setlists of The Circle Tour.

Bon Jovi also played the song at the Royal Variety Performance on December 3, 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ Aquilante, Dan (June 19, 2007). "Jersey Jon A Nashville Cat". New York Post. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p3734/charts-awards/billboard-singles[not in citation given]

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