Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"In and Out of Love" by Bon Jovi

Song#:  2411
Date:  08/03/1985
Debut:  88
Peak:  69
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Hard Rock

Pop Bits:  The band wasn't all that happy with the way their second album 7800° Fahrenheit turned out. It was a rushed effort and they just let the producer run the show. Luckily, fans of the band were not deterred and they turned out to give the band a second gold album (later platinum). They needed their fans as the LP's first single, "Only Lonely," and this second one really didn't do all that well. This follow-up single could only get to #37 at Rock while roaming around the bottom third of the Pop chart for a few weeks. The band would put this album behind them and in a year's time would be on their way to becoming worldwide superstars.

ReduxReview:  Just like "Only Lonely," this album opening track his a hooky rock song that probably didn't sound too bad on Rock radio. However, it's nothing special and besides Jon Bon Jovi's voice, there isn't anything here that makes the band stand apart from other rock bands of the day. The chorus line of the song sounds like something out of the AC/DC playbook while the talky section brings to mind something David Lee Roth might do. They needed something far better than this to really break through and luckily for them they found their signature sound on their next album.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  The band would release one more single from the album. "Silent Night" (an original song, not the holiday carol) would conveniently be released late in the year and out of the album's three singles it would do the best on the Rock chart getting to #24. Unfortunately, it didn't make the Pop chart. The album also contained Bon Jovi's first charting single in the UK. The track "The Hardest Part Is the Night" would not be a single in the US, but it would be issued in the UK and a few other European countries. The song would be a minor entry on the UK chart reaching #68.



  1. Hey friend, can you please make a review of that Unipop Unilove album and post it up on YouTube if you can? Thanks! That is one obscure 80's duo. I'd like to see the inside sleeve cover of the album as well.

    1. Thanks for the interest, but I don't review on YouTube. The post is just for reference for this site. And my LP is in storage, so no pics available.