For My Sunday Song #194, I am picking the 2002 song “Bounce” from the album of the same name. The song was actually released as the fourth single on June 15, 2003 and only reached #39 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Track chart. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Billy Falcon.
The song is the typical feel good, inspirational track that Bon Jovi started writing after their big return to the scene with their smash hit “It’s My Life” off their 2000 album. They would repeat that formula over and over ad nauseum. So, the song isn’t actually one of their best and really nothing special…so why did I pick it. Actually, it is for the memory it creates. It isn’t because it was dedicated to the New England Patriot’s head coach Bill Belichick, which it was. It is filled with lots of sports analogies so I guess it makes sense.
The memory is from when my girls were really young like 5 and 2 years old. They loved this song with all its energy and the whole “bounce chorus”. It would come on in the car and we would all sing along especially with that catchy chorus. They would sing as loud as they could on the Bounce lyrics in the chorus. It was so much fun. They might not remember those moments, but I will never forget.