Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day


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Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates all but perfected the arena-rock template back in the late 1980s -- leavening riff-rocking anthems with just enough power balladry to ensure that romance could join unbridled lust in the big picture. While the intervening years have (thankfully) seen adolescent sex fantasies give way to a more mature view of relationships -- not to mention the rest of the world -- the unflagging catchiness of the band's material remains strikingly unchanged on Have a Nice Day. That's evident in the we're-all-in-this-together sing-along "Welcome to Wherever You Are" as well as "I Want to Be Loved," which has a swagger that's reminiscent of "Bad Medicine." While Bon Jovi are by no means trying to outmuscle, say, Velvet Revolver, Have a Nice Day. is marked by an edge -- most palpable on the surprisingly sneering title track -- that was missing from recent albums like Bounce. When the band get around to tapping their well of sensitivity, as they do on the saccharine ballad "Wildflower," listeners are more likely to reach for the "skip" button than for a Bic to flick. For most of the disc, though, syrup takes a back seat to meat and potatoes -- sided with some old-fashioned country gravy on "Who Says You Can't Go Home," which features guest vocals from Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. And as such, Have a Nice Day will stick to the ribs more than anything Bon Jovi have served up in a long while.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2005
Label: Island
UPC: 0602498826201
catalogNumber: 000537102
Rank: 67285


  1. Have a Nice Day
  2. I Want to Be Loved
  3. Welcome to Wherever You Are
  4. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  5. Last Man Standing
  6. Bells of Freedom
  7. Wildflower
  8. Last Cigarette
  9. I Am
  10. Complicated
  11. Novocaine
  12. Story of My Life
  13. Who Says You Can't Go Home

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bon Jovi   Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi   Vocals,Background Vocals
Richie Sambora   Guitar,Background Vocals
David Bryan   Keyboards
Hugh McDonald   Bass Guitar
Tico Torres   Drums,Percussion
Jennifer Nettles   Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Dann Huff   Bouzouki,Mandolin
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Composer,Audio Production,Producer
Richie Sambora   Composer,Audio Production,Producer
Billy Falcon   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer,Executive Producer
David Bryan   Composer
Dann Huff   Audio Production,Producer
Rick Parashar   Audio Production,Producer,Engineer
John Shanks   Composer,Audio Production,Producer
Max Martin   Composer
Paul Buckmaster   String Arrangements
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Obie O'Brien   Engineer
B.C. Smith   Programming
Jennifer Nettles   Duet
Jeff Rothschild   Engineer
Christian Mock   Engineer
Talin Baharian   Art Direction
Michael Bryce   Art Direction

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