Thursday, September 30, 2010

Greatest Hits / Ultimate Collection tracklists

I posted/linked to the North American and Japanese tracklists for the upcoming Greatest Hits and The Ultimate Collection about a fortnight ago but it looks like there are other international variations (The tracklist for Germany is here and it's the same as Australia's so I'm guessing Europe and New Zealand will get that tracklist too). There are a couple of additional songs outside of North America, but most of the differences are just in track order. Some 90s tracks that are only on the ultimate edition in the US have been moved to the standard version on international releases.

Here's a side-by-side comparison based on what we now know:

DISC 1 (Ultimate & Standard)
1. Livin’ On A Prayer
2. You Give Love a Bad Name
3. Runaway / In These Arms / It's My Life
4. Bad Medicine / Have a Nice Day
5. Born to Be My Baby / Wanted Dead or Alive
6. I’ll Be There For You / Bad Medicine
7. Lay Your Hands On Me / We Weren't Born to Follow
8. It’s My Life / I'll Be There For You
9. Always / Born to Be My Baby
10. Wanted Dead or Alive / Blaze of Glory
11. Blaze of Glory / Bed of Roses / Who Says You Can't Go Home
12. Who Says You Can’t Go Home (feat. Jennifer Nettles) / Who Says You Can't Go Home (rock version?) / Lay Your Hands on Me
13. Have a Nice Day / Always
14. We Weren’t Born to Follow / Runaway
15. What Do You Got? (new song) / Tokyo Road
16. No Apologies (new song) / What Do You Got?
17. No Apologies

DISC 2 (Ultimate Collection Only)
1. In These Arms / Runaway
2. Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night
3. Lost Highway
4. Keep The Faith / I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
5. When We Were Beautiful / In & Out of Love
6. Bed of Roses / Keep the Faith
7. This Ain’t a Love Song / When We Were Beautiful
8. These Days / Blaze of Glory / Bed of Roses
9. (You Want to) Make a Memory / This Ain't a Love Song
10. Blood on Blood / These Days
11. This is Love, This is Life (new song) / Make a Memory
12. The More Things Change (new song) / Blood on Blood
13. This is Love, This is Life
14. The More Things Change

I'm confused as to why there are no tracks from Bounce on any version. "Everyday" was a top 10 hit in several countries and I think even "Misunderstood" did okay here. And unless "This is Love" or "The More Things Change" is the same length as "Dry County", I'm sure there'd be room on that second disc. Even "In & Out of Love" is on the international releases and Jon has said he won't play that song ever again. "In & Out of Love" wasn't exactly a world beating smash hit either. Could Jon possibly hate Bounce even more than he hates 7800 Fahrenheit?


  1. Ok, so here in Aus we get In These Arms rather than Runaway on the single disc. That makes sense - Runaway wasn't even released as a single here in Oz, and In These Arms was quite popular.

    But conversely, we get Bed of Roses instead of Blaze of Glory on the single disc? Sure, Roses was quite popular here, but Blaze was a number 1 single, and probably sold more copies than 3 quarters of the other tracks on disc 1. So, forgetting the usual argument that it is a Jon solo track and shouldn't even be there ;), it seems strange not to have it on the single/first disc.

    And I agree - Everyday was quite a big hit here. I find myself listenting to Bounce quite a bit - especially Undivided - so it is dissapointing that Jon seems to have wiped the album from his memory. It's weird - I always thought that Americans would have got behind Undivided. To me it seems so 'patriotic', for want of a better word, and I'm not even American!

  2. I sometimes wonder how much control the band has in regards to tracklisting, it wouldn't surprise me if the record company put this together.

    Regarding Bounce, Jon loves to play Open All Night so he must like it more then 7800 :P It's a pity and I am rather surprised too about Everyday, it actually did pretty well but wasn't a mammoth hit. Considering they had space on the 2nd disc they should have had a song to represent Bounce.

  3. I've often wondered how different things (whether good or bad) might be if Bon Jovi went down the independent route but I don't think it's something we'll ever find out.

  4. They are too old-school to branch out like that. I think they would see that as a failure. I mean, they are still gauging their success by radio play (from what I can gather).

  5. Just had this version of the track listing emailed to me - another version by the look of things - quite like this one. I think the only one thats missing is Tokyo Road. Hopefully this will be the UK version!!

    Livin' on a Prayer
    You Give Love a Bad Name
    It's My Life
    Have a Nice Day
    Wanted Dead or Alive
    Bad Medicine
    We Weren't Born To Follow
    I'll Be There For You
    Born To Be My Baby
    Bed of Roses
    Who Says You Can't Go Home
    Lay Your Hands On Me
    In These Arms
    What Do You Got?
    No Apologies

    Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
    Lost Highway
    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    In and Out of Love
    Keep The Faith
    When We Were Beautiful
    Blaze Of Glory
    This Ain't A Love Song
    These Days
    (You Want To) Make A Memory
    Blood On Blood
    This is Love This is Life
    The More Things Change

    I'll let you know what I end up with!


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