Sunday, January 17, 2010

Superman Tonight single

So "Superman Tonight" will be released in Germany on January 22 as the second single from The Circle...

And apparently the European CD single will contain the following tracks:

Superman Tonight (album version)
We Weren't Born to Follow (live from BBC Radio Theatre)
Superman Tonight (live from BBC Radio Theatre)
Livin' on a Prayer (live from BBC Radio Theatre)

Nice to see a second single finally but I think the follow-up single should have been released much earlier and I don't think Bon Jovi's had any impressive B-sides since the Bounce era. We'll see how this one goes. I have a sinking feeling that The Circle is falling by the wayside if it hasn't already, possibly due in part to some questionable marketing decisions. I know all the money is in touring these days but Bon Jovi essentially sells records on the back of past glories now and it's a shame because IMO The Circle is the best Bon Jovi album in 14 years and deserves genuine success. But instead you've got an uninspired lead single, bored performances of it shoved down your face, overpriced tickets, and Jon's "I'm a CEO" comments coming back to haunt him.

Maybe things will pick up when the tour starts.

SUPERMAN TONIGHT on This Morning (audio is out of sync with video)


  1. you're definitely right about the marketing of this record; they need to find new and modern approaches otherwise this band is going to fizzle out slowly in the public eye and they of course famously stated they'd rather die than fade away.

  2. It is a good thing that I know that man can't be pregnant. Otherwise I would have to ask how far along Richard was on the new single. LOL


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