Adam 12

11am - 4pm

September 19, 1988. Bon Jovi takes on the monumental task of following up Slippery When Wet with New Jersey, and they pretty much pull it off.


Actually, forget the “pretty much.” New Jersey debuted on the Billboard 200 at number eight, went to number one a week later, then stayed there for a month. Five singles on the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and two of them went to number one. Not too bad for a little glam-metal band from, um, New Jersey.


Take a cruise down the Jersey turnpike with those five hit singles below and be transported back to a time when it was still cool as hell to rock a mullet and acid wash jeans. And leather biker boots. Can’t forget the leather biker boots. You know, with the chains on ’em.