Bon Jovi Love Songs & Party Hits for a Wedding Playlist

Bon Jovi is an American (New Jersey) rock band. Their first album was released in 1984 under the title Bon Jovi. Their stardom has spanned four decades with hits in each of them.

Bon Jovi was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Bon Jovi love songs for weddings

While performing in the 80s, they were categorized as an 80s hair band. However, their power ballads soared to the top.

Their love songs have been played through the decades at high school proms and weddings. All of the Bon Jovi songs listed below are wedding-appropriate and perfect for weddings.

You may notice the songs “Bad Medicine” and “You Give Love A Bad Name”. If these songs mean a lot to you, then, by all means, go ahead and play them at your wedding.

For the rest of us, these songs will leave a bad taste in our mouths. Bad Medicine and You Give Love A Bad Name do not really tell the story of a love story song appropriate for a wedding.

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Bon Jovi Love Hits

#1 Always
Released in 1994 on the album Cross Road

A fantastic first dance song or an anniversary dance song for 90s couples!

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“I will love you baby, Always and I’ll be there, Forever and a day, Always”

#2 Livin’ On A Prayer
Released 1986 on the album Slippery When Wet

One of the best Rock party songs of all time!

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not, We’ve got each other and that’s a lot for love, We’ll give it a shot”

#3 I’ll Be There For You
Released in 1989 on the album New Jersey

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“I’ll be there for you, These five words I swear to you, When you breathe I want to be the air for you, I’ll be there for you”

#4 Wanted Dead Or Alive
Released in 1987 on the album Slippery When Wet

Not really a love song but a well-known song great as a wedding entrance or last dance song for Bon Jovi lovers. The acoustic beginning can also be used to accent events.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m a cowboy
On a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted (wanted), dead or alive

#5 Bed Of Roses
Released in 1993 on the album Keep the Faith

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“About all of the things that I long to believe, About love and the truth and, What you mean to me, And the truth is baby you’re all that I need”

#6 Born To Be My Baby
Released in 1988 on the album New Jersey

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“You were born to be my baby, And baby, I was made to be your man”


Put on your headphones and play Bryan Adams’s wedding songs.

#7 Thank You For Loving Me
Released in 2000 on the album Crush

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“I never knew I had a dream, Until that dream was you”

#8 I’d Die For You
Released in 1986 on the album Slippery When Wet

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“If it came right down to me and you, You know it’s true, Baby I’d die for you”

#9 (You Want To) Make A Memory
Released in 2007 on the album Lost Highway

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“You could sing a melody to me, And I could write a couple lines, You wanna make a memory”


Plus, check out our list of the best hair band power ballads too!

#10 All About Lovin’ You
Released in 2003 on the album Bounce

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

“You can take this world away, You’re everything I am, Just read the lines upon my face, I’m all about lovin’ you”

Bon Jovi Highest-Charting Tracks

  • #1 You Give Love a Bad Name – 1986
  • #1 Livin’ on a Prayer – 1986
  • #1 Bad Medicine – 1988
  • #1 I’ll Be There for You – 1989
  • #3 Born to Be My Baby – 1988
  • #4 Always – 1994
  • #7 Wanted Dead or Alive – 1987
  • #7 Lay Your Hands on Me – 1989

Do you have a favorite Bon Jovi love song to play at weddings? Please share your song below in the comments.

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2 years ago

You need to read the full lyrics to these songs not just the chorus. I’ll Be There For You is about breaking up and Always is about him being obsessed with her. Not wedding song material at all.

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2 years ago
Reply to  Sherri

Hi Sherri, thank you for your feedback. The songs selected may not be perfect for every wedding. However, true Bon Jovi fans have selected these two songs for years as their love songs. Couples can review the complete lyrics and make a decision if they want the song to represent their love on their wedding day.

4 years ago

Erm, (You Want To) Make A Memory is all about having a one night stand with an old flame and cheating in the process. Definitely not wedding appropriate! Even if I do love the song.

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4 years ago
Reply to  Heather

Hi Heather. Thanks for your feedback. We are in agreement on being a great song. Would there be another Bon Jovi song you would put in its place?