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"Who Says You Can't Go Home"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album Have a Nice Day
ReleasedJanuary 30, 2006
FormatCD single, music download
Genre

Hard rock, heartland rock (Original Bon Jovi version)

Country rock (duet with Jennifer Nettles)
Length4:40
3:50
LabelIsland
Writer(s)Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
ProducerJohn Shanks, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
Bon Jovi singles chronology

"Who Says You Can't Go Home" is a song written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora for the American rock band Bon Jovi's ninth studio album Have a Nice Day (2005). The song was produced by John Shanks, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. It was released as the second single in North America in the first quarter of 2006 and reached the top 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, peaking at #23.[1] Outside North America, "Welcome to Wherever You Are" was released as the second single with "Who Says You Can't Go Home" being released as the album's third release on June 12, 2006. The song reached #5 in the UK, becoming the band's second Top 10 single from the album. A version of the song was also shipped to country music radio, featuring duet vocals from Jennifer Nettles of the duo Sugarland and peaked at #1 on the Country charts.

Contents

  • 1 Content
  • 2 Country music version
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 2008 Presidential Election
  • 5 Formats and track listings
    • 5.1 UK CD single #1
    • 5.2 UK CD single #2
    • 5.3 Vinyl single
    • 5.4 Digital Download
  • 6 Charts
    • 6.1 Year-end charts
  • 7 Awards and achievements
  • 8 References

Content[edit source | edit]

The lyrics to "Who Says You Can't Go Home" reflect on lead-singer Jon Bon Jovi's own personal passion for his community and New Jersey roots.

Country music version[edit source | edit]

In the United States, a version of the song was released to the country music format as a duet with Jennifer Nettles, lead singer of the duo Sugarland.

The country music version was originally to have been recorded as a duet with Keith Urban, who was also to play banjo on the song. After Jon Bon Jovi decided that Urban's voice was too similar to his own, he asked a representative of Mercury Records to recommend a female duet partner.[2][3]

Music video[edit source | edit]

The music video for the country version features Habitat for Humanity volunteers, including members of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football League team owned in part by Jon Bon Jovi, building homes for low-income families and was used to promote the organization while another version of music video features a man in a dog fursuit. It also received an award for Best Collaborative Video at the CMT Music Awards in 2006. The Jennifer Nettles version has the same setting.

2008 Presidential Election[edit source | edit]

During the 2008 US Presidential election, the original version of "Who Says You Can't Go Home" was used frequently at public events supporting the Republican Party. Specifically, the song was a prominent feature at several large rallies supporting vice-presidential candidate and former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. This use quickly became part of a minor controversy over several different songs that republican candidates had been without the artists permission, including music by The Foo Fighters, Heart, John Mellencamp, and Boston. The Republicans, in turn, claimed "blanket rights" to play the songs at their public events.

In launching the complaint, Bon Jovi stated,

"We were not asked... we do not approve of their use of [the song]. We wrote this song as a thank you to those who have supported us over the past 25 years. The song has since become a banner for our home state of New Jersey and the de facto theme song for our partnerships around the country to build homes and rebuild communities."

Bon Jovi has been an enthusiastic Democratic Party supporter, appearing at a $30,000 per-plate fundraiser in support of President Barack Obama and performing at rallies for various Democratic candidates.

Formats and track listings[edit source | edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Who Says You Can't Go Home".

UK CD single #1[edit source | edit]

  1. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Radio edit)
  2. "Complicated" (Live In Boston)

UK CD single #2[edit source | edit]

  1. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Radio edit)
  2. "Last Man Standing" (Live in Boston)
  3. "Raise Your Hands" (Live in Boston)
  4. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" music video (dog fursuit version)

Vinyl single[edit source | edit]

  1. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Radio edit)
  2. "Complicated" (Live in Boston)

Digital Download[edit source | edit]

  1. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Acoustic Version)

Year-end charts[edit source | edit]

* - duet with Jennifer Nettles

Awards and achievements[edit source | edit]

  • Won award for "Best Collaborative Video" at the CMT Music Awards in 2006.[10]
  • Won award for "Favorite Rock Song" at the 33rd People's Choice Awards in 2007
  • Won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 2007.
  • Song has been chosen to group best Country songs of the year - "ASCAP Country Music Awards" in 2006
  • Nominated for "Music Event Of The Year" at the Country Music Association Awards
  • Nominated for "Vocal Event Of The Year" at the Academy of Country Music Awards

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ "Bon Jovi's Duet With Jennifer Nettles Hits the Country Top 10". CMT.com. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Jon Bon Jovi still aims to connect". Post-gazette.com. July 23, 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Bon Jovi.
  5. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs for Bon Jovi.
  6. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Bon Jovi.
  7. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Songs for Bon Jovi.
  8. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Bon Jovi.
  9. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards)". 
  • "Billboard.com". U.S. chart data. Retrieved June 29, 2006. 
  • "Bon Jovi: Have a Nice Day F.A.Q.". Information on the song and its meaning. Retrieved June 29, 2006. 
  • "Chart Data: Bon Jovi". Worldwide chart positions. Retrieved June 29, 2006. 
   

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