Bon Jovi vs. Bonnie Tyler

Submitted by Polarbear

Wow.  I’m surprised I never heard this Bonnie Tyler track. Maybe I did and  just thought it was Bon Jovi‘s “You Give Love a Bad Name”. The great thing about this one is they were both released in 1986 and both of them were actually written by hit making machine Desmond Child.  Not only did Child write nearly identical choruses, both tracks start out with a cappella versions of the chorus. In addition, the verses share a very similar walking bass/guitar line.  I guess Child can’t sue himself!

Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name (intro)" (1986)

Bonnie Tyler - "If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man (intro)" (1986)

Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name (chorus)" (1986)

Bonnie Tyler - "If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man (chorus)" (1986)

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6 Replies to “Bon Jovi vs. Bonnie Tyler”

  1. John

    Desmond, pay attention next time… but the song by Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a place on Heart is similar but not written by Desmond Child…

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  2. Travis

    Ankie Bagger….where were you last night

    NOT written by Desmond(least i dont think so)

    theres no denying the similarity with that one

    released 1989 i believe

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  3. Dawn

    Heaven is a place on earth is what i thought was the similar song when i was listening to the bonnie tylersong

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