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How Bon Jovi's "Living On a Prayer" Became a Hit Again

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The Billboard Hot 100 features the week's most popular current songs.  This week, when you scroll past Lorde's Royals and various other new hits, you'll see a classic.

Bon Jovi's Living On a Prayer is at Number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It's 2013.  That song was on the band's 1986 Slippery When Wet album.  It was a number one hit in 1987.

But, it's back on the charts just behind Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.

How?

It's all thanks to the viral nature of the internet, according to Billboard.  A 2009 clip of Boston Celtics fan Jeremy Fry was recently shared on the website, Utrend.tv where it has received over 11 million worldwide views.

Billboard compiles their list from radio airplay, sales data, and streaming.  The surge is streaming is what pushed the song back into the Hot 100.

 

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