In 2001, just following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Bon Jovi performed a slow, mournful version "Livin' On A Prayer" as part of the America: A Concert for Heroes fundraising event.
This rare concert footage captures the band performing "Livin' On A Prayer" in 1986, just after its release. From the crowd's reaction, it is clear that the song hasn't yet become as well known as Bon Jovi's earlier 1984 hit, "Runaway."
"Livin' On A Prayer" has a rare effect upon fans. This guy, caught on the Jumbotron during a timeout during a recent Boston Celtics game, simply can't keep from rocking out.
"Livin' On A Prayer" is a beloved—if often horribly mangled—selection at karaoke bars everywhere. These guys are making a mess of the high notes at San Francisco's Silver Cloud bar in 2006.