#54 – Bon Jovi – “It’s My Life” – (2000)

The 1990s were dark days for Bon Jovi. Jon tried to maintain the big hair years through non-big hair years. For whatever reason, they were able to re-capture the magic in 2000 with this song – which was pretty big, even if it only charted at #33 in the U.S. (it was a big Adult Contemporary hit, too). In some ways, the song is like an updated version of “Livin’ on a Prayer” – same theme, Richie uses the talk box, Tommy and Gina are both mentioned again. It really is like an updated Bon Jovi for the new Millennium