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In 1988, Bon Jovi was on top of the world. That year, they followed up their best-selling album Slippery When Wet with another chart-topper: New Jersey. If Jon Bon Jovi had been able to run for governor in the Garden State in ’88, he might have won.

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The first single released from New Jersey was “Bad Medicine.” It went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was Bon Jovi’s third song to do so.

There are two videos for “Bad Medicine.” One is a straightforward concert shoot, but the version more people remember includes a cameo by the late comedian, Sam Kinison. He convinces the fans waiting in line to get into the video shoot that they could do a better job than the professionals. Members of the crowd are given handheld cameras and invited onstage to help with the filming, giving the video a DIY look with a lot of big ’80s hair.

Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine

Music video by Bon Jovi performing Bad Medicine. (C) 1988 The Island Def Jam Music Group