With the possible exception of U2, there isn't a band that was more honest about prioritizing world domination than Bon Jovi circa 1986. Purists cried foul over the band's carefully calculated, literally focus-grouped songcraft and mom-friendly sound. But over 12,000,000 people ignored those haters and made Bon Jovi the biggest band of the 80's.Slippery When Wet transformed Bon Jovi from minor-league poodle rockers to global superstars on the back of hit singles "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Never Say Goodbye," and, of course, "Living on a Prayer." From the scantily clad car-wash girls on the inner sleeve to the "You lost more than that in my back seat / Yeah!" lyrics, the album is blissfully untouched by irony and subtlety, which actually adds to its charm. With guitarist Richie Sambora and songwriter Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi has produced a slew of consistently memorable tunes, and this album contains its fair share of them. Slippery When Wet won't change your world, but it will, undoubtedly, rock it.