Phil & Mel In The Afternoon

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(L to R) Tico Torres, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi and David Bryan present "The Circle World European Tour" at the Palace Hotel on June 4, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

If Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen ever decided to run for governor of New Jersey, who do you think would win? It would probably be close. I’m pretty sure Jon Bon Jovi would win the female vote, though.

These three videos represent Bon Jovi’s rise to superstardom in ’80s. They include the band’s very first single, “Runaway,” from 1984. That’s followed by their first #1 hit, “You Give Love a Bad Name” from 1986. Finally, we cool things down with Bon Jovi’s 1987 power ballad “Never Say Goodbye,” which features photos of the original band members as kids. Aww…

  • Runaway (1984)

  • You Give Love a Bad Name (1986)

  • Never Say Goodbye (1987)