Bon Jovi - Have a Nice Day

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Posted on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:19pm
by John MacMillan

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Island Records


Album Overview

Have a Nice Day is the ninth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released in September 2005. Produced by John Shanks, the album was recorded at Sanctuary Sound II in New Jersey, and Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, California.

Have A Nice Day was originally recorded in the summer of 2004 and planned for release in early 2005. However, due to misunderstandings between the band and its record company, the album was delayed. The band wanted to write and record more songs, remove others from the original track list, and in the process, altered existing album tracks.

Have A Nice Day ranked number one in its debut, in 15 countries. The album also ranked No.2 in both the US and UK. In the US, it sold over 202,000 copies in the first week, making it Bon Jovi's best first-week sales in the band's history at that time. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA.

The album produced the hit singles "Have a Nice Day" and "Who Says You Can't Go Home". Have a Nice Day has mostly received mixed reviews by music critics. It was commonly commented that Jon Bon Jovi was "stretching" his lyrical abilities.


1Have A Nice Day3:48
2I Want To Be Loved3:49
3Welcome To Wherever You Are3:47
4Who Says You Can't Go Home4:40
5Last Man Standing4:37
6Bells Of Freedom4:55
8Last Cigarette3:38
9I Am3:53
12Story Of My Life4:09
13Dirty Little Secret3:32
15These Open Arms3:42

Bonus DVD: Live from Atlantic City

Alongside the standard edition of the album, a bonus edition was released which included a 5-track live DVD. The live footage was recorded during a concert in Atlantic City in November 2004 to promote the release of the box set 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong. All of the songs on the DVD are from the box set with the exception of "Everyday", which is from Bounce:

  1. "Everyday"
  2. "Miss Fourth of July"
  3. "I Get a Rush"
  4. "Open All Night" (Misprinted as "These Arms Are Open All Night", another song from the same box set)
  5. "The Radio Saved My Life Tonight"

The DVD also contains a documentary about the making of Have a Nice Day and a photo gallery.


  • Jon Bon Jovi – lead vocals, guitar
  • Richie Sambora – guitars, background vocals
  • Hugh McDonald – bass, background vocals
  • Tico Torres – drums, percussion
  • David Bryan – keyboards, background vocals

Additional Musicians

  • Jennifer Nettles - vocals on track 13
  • David Campbell - arranger


  • Jeremy Wheatley – mixing (track 1)
  • Chris Lord Alge – mixing (track 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)
  • Tom Lord Alge – mixing (track 7, 8, 11, 12)
  • Justin Niebank – mixing (track 13)