For My Sunday Song #193, we are going back in time and checking out “Edge of a Broken Heart”. A song written for the ‘Slippery When Wet’ album, but didn’t make it. It is my favorite song to never make a Bon Jovi studio album. It did wind up on the movie soundtrack to the horrible movie ‘The Disorderlies’ starring the rap group The Fat Boys. The song was never officially released as a single, but did reach #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay songs. The song did wind up on two Bon Jovi albums, the Special Edition version of ‘Crossroads’ and the box set of ‘100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can’t Be Wrong’.
The song is the typical 80’s hard rock song. Full of synths, drums, guitar and even Bon Jovi’s use of the voice box. This was back in a time when the band still wrote great songs that told a story you wanted to hear. It is about a man who is in love with someone, but she is with someone else. He is standing on the outside of her life waiting to catch her when she is dumped by the guy she is with. He will be there to save her.
Musically, Richie’s guitar playing is always top notch and he has such a nice tone. He delivers a great solo and of course, that voice box is classic Bon Jovi. Jon sounds so young and he can hit this high notes he only wishes he could still hit. He is able to convey all the emotions needed for the wonderful story he is telling. You feel for the guy and are rooting he will win the girl in the end.