Have a Nice Day Musically, the Jersey rockers stick to their meat-and-potatoes power ballad formula on Have a Nice Day . Lyrically, however, Jon Bon Jovi wants to stretch,… Have a Nice Day Musically, the Jersey rockers stick to their meat-and-potatoes power ballad formula on Have a Nice Day . Lyrically, however, Jon Bon Jovi wants to stretch,… 2005-09-20 Bon Jovi Rock
Music Review

Have a Nice Day (2005)

Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora | 'DAY' AFTER DAY The guys of Bon Jovi stick to what they know
'DAY' AFTER DAY The guys of Bon Jovi stick to what they know
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 20, 2005; Lead Performance: Bon Jovi; Genre: Rock

Musically, the Jersey rockers stick to their meat-and-potatoes power ballad formula on Have a Nice Day. Lyrically, however, Jon Bon Jovi wants to stretch, though his only tools are clichés and bromides, resulting in such jarring juxtapositions as the pugnacious title track and two inarticulate tributes to Bob Dylan. Still, the effort is more touching than embarrassing, like watching a toddler learn to walk.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints