Will someone tell me what is the big secret behind this hit song! "Wanted Dead or Alive" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. It is from their 1986 album Slippery When Wet.
The song peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #13 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100. Considered to be one of the band's signature songs, it has become known to younger audiences as the theme song for Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch TV show.
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The song's title pays homage to Jon's admiration for Old West heroes, and how he identifies with them as being hated and loved at the same time. Jon said he got the inspiration for the song early one morning when he could not sleep while riding in a tour bus.