(You Want To) Make a Memory

Bon Jovi

About (You Want To) Make a Memory

"(You Want to) Make a Memory" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi, which was released as the first single from their tenth studio album Lost Highway (2007). Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child, it was released for radio airplay on March 20, 2007, and for download on the US iTunes Store on April 17, 2007. It is a ballad, and was performed at several nationally-televised events in an effort to promote the single. "(You Want To) Make A Memory" peaked at #27 in the United States, making it Bon Jovi's last single to break the Top 40 on the Hot 100. Two different versions of the song were released as singles. In every market except the U. S., the 'pop version' from the album was the single; in the U. S., however, a special 'country version' was released, which featured more instruments and a slightly different arrangement. The song was nominated for a Grammy at the 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals. 


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2007
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Hello again, it's you and me
Kinda always like it used to be
Sippin' wine, killing time
Trying to solve life's mysteries

How's your life, it's been a while?
God it's good to see you smile
I see you reaching for your keys
Looking for a reason not to leave

If you don't know if you should stay
If you don't say what's on your mind
Baby just breathe
There's nowhere else tonight we should be

You wanna make a memory

I dug up this old photograph
Look at all that hair we had
It's bitter sweet to hear you laugh
Your phone is ringin' I don't wanna ask

If you go now I'll understand
If you stay, hey, I've gotta plan

You wanna make a memory?
You wanna steal a piece of time?
You can sing the melody to me
And I can write a couple lines

You wanna make a memory

If you don't know if you should stay
And you don't say what's on your mind
Baby just breathe
There's nowhere else tonight we should be (We should be)
(We should be)

You wanna make a memory?
You wanna steal a piece of time?
You can sing the melody to me
And I can write a couple lines

You wanna make a memory
You wanna make a memory

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, and bassist Alec John Such. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during their history, the exceptions being Alec John Such in 1994, and Richie Sambora in 2013. The band is credited with bridging the gap between heavy metal and pop with style and ease. more »

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Written by: DESMOND CHILD, JON BON JOVI, RICHARD SAMBORA

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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13 facts about this song

Song Background
"(You Want To) Make a Memory” is a song by American rock band, Bon Jovi.
Album Details
It was released as the lead single from their 2007 album "Lost Highway".
Genre Classification
This piece of music falls under the genres of Pop rock and Country rock.
Chart Performance
Upon its release, the song charted at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Bon Jovi's highest debut single on the charts.
Songwriters
The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child.
Music Video
The music video for "(You Want To) Make a Memory" was released in April 2007 and was directed by Kevin Kerslake.
Critical Reception
The song has received numerous positive reviews with many praising its lyrics, melodic content, and the vocal performance of Jon Bon Jovi.
Live Performances
Bon Jovi has performed this song on several tour dates and televised appearances, displaying its popularity with fans.
Distinctive Song Style
Unlike many of Bon Jovi's more well-known rock tracks, this song displays a softer, more introspective side of the band's songwriting approach.
Legacy
With its strong chart performance and warm critical reception, "(You Want To) Make a Memory" has solidified its place in Bon Jovi's vast discography, becoming a fan favorite over time.
Song Themes
The song carries a theme of nostalgia and longing, which resonates with listeners due to its relatable content.
Achievements
The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2008 but did not win.
Impact
Despite not being a huge hit like some of Bon Jovi's other songs, "(You Want To) Make a Memory" helped the band establish their broader appeal beyond the rock genre, tapping into country elements and delivering a crossover pop sound.

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