Bon Jovi is renowned for creating numerous chart-toppers, but the song ‘It’s My Life’ from their 2000 album ‘Crush’ holds a unique significance both for Jon Bon Jovi and their global fanbase.
This song, which emphasizes embracing life with zeal and steering one’s own course, has struck a chord with listeners everywhere.
Post the album’s release, Jon Bon Jovi had a chat with TMF Studio. Discussing whether the fans grasped the essence of the album, he shared:
“People are definitely connecting with it. Take ‘It’s My Life’ for instance. It was very personal for me when I wrote it. The chorus, particularly the part, ‘Like Frankie said, ‘I did it my way’, was as introspective as I could get.”
Interestingly, while Jon saw ‘It’s My Life’ as a deeply personal reflection on his life, he didn’t initially realize that the song’s theme of standing firm and facing challenges head-on would resonate with so many.
He commented: “I wrote it with my journey in the film industry in mind. But it hit me later how everyone wishes to own their life’s narrative. When fans echoed, ‘It’s my life, it’s truly mine’, it all clicked.”
The song not only became a personal anthem for many but was also embraced by diverse groups, like Champs United, a non-profit soccer academy. Reflecting on its widespread impact, Jon noted:
“It’s astonishing. You don’t quite grasp its reach until you see it being adopted by sports teams and used in myriad ways. It’s been quite a journey for that song in just half a year.”