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Bass Lines: “You Give Love A Bad Name” VS “Livin’ On A Prayer”

Bass Lines: “You Give Love A Bad Name” VS “Livin’ On A Prayer”…

Hello bass players and fans of bass playing! This is it… Welcome to Groove Wars!

I hope that you can enjoy this and learn a lot about great BASS LINES!

This month, I have two greatest hits from one of the best 80’s Rock bands & Hall of Fame Artists, Bon Jovi.

GROOVE WARS: 80’s Rock Groove Battle

Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” vs “Livin’ On A Prayer.”

Both compositions are hit singles in the 80’s Rock music era. So, get ready for an outstanding Rock Groove Battle!

Which one is the best?

YOU DECIDE!

Band: Bon Jovi

  • Composer: Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
  • Song: “You Give Love A Bad Name”
  • Bass Player: Alec John Such
  • Album: Slippery When Wet (1986)
  • Label: Mercury

Versus

Band: Bon Jovi

  • Composer: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
  • Song: “Livin’ On A Prayer”
  • Bass Player: Alec John Such
  • Album: Slippery When Wet (1986)
  • Label: Mercury

FIRST ROUND:

Fig. 1 – The groove for the verse part of “You Give Love a Bad Name”

Fig. 2 – The main groove for the intro/verse part of “Livin’ on a Prayer”

SECOND ROUND:

Fig. 3 – The groove for the chorus part of “You Give Love a Bad Name”

Fig. 4 – The groove for the chorus part of “Livin’ on a Prayer”

Stay tuned for more great stuff in the next issue and keep in touch with #bassmusicianmag, #basslines, #groovewars, #fullbassattack, #jdv, #boricuabass and #groovemaniac. Thank you for all your support and feel free to comment. Keep GROOVING!

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