Something for the Pain

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"Something For The Pain"
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Single by Bon Jovi
from the album These Days
Released September 14, 1995
Format CD single
Length 4:48
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
Producer(s) Peter Collins, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"This Ain't a Love Song"
(1995)
"Something For The Pain"
(1995)
"Lie to Me"
(1995)
"This Ain't a Love Song"
(1995)
"Something for the Pain"
(1995)
"Lie to Me"
(1995)

"Something For The Pain" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released in September 1995 as the second single from their 1995 album These Days. It charted at #39 on the top 40 mainstream charts[1] and peaked at #8 on the UK Singles Chart.

It was a regular song played on the These Days Tour but, like many songs on this album, has been played less since. However recently this song surprisingly returned to the setlists and so far it has been a staple on The Circle Tour in 2010, usually in acoustic form. A section of the song features Richie Sambora on lead vocals, it is the only studio recording in the band's catalogue that does.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released in 1995 and directed by Marty Collner. It shows a teenager (as he looks) walking into a music store and heading to listen to some sample music. On the screen, it shows the band playing with other cast members singing the song in different scenarios. In the video are actors impersonating Eddie Vedder, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Courtney Love, and Scott Weiland, who also sing along to the song. It ends with the teenager stealing a copy of the album These Days.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 14
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 36
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 37
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 31
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 51
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 14
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 16
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[14]
Double A-side with "Lie to Me"
76
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bon Jovi: Something for the Pain" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-10-07". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-10-07" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  14. ^ "Bon Jovi – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  15. ^ "Bon Jovi – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 3, 2012.

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