Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet was an instant commercial success. The album features songs that are today considered Bon Jovi's most well-known tracks, such as "You Gave Love A Bad Name , "Livin On A Prayer " and "Wanted Dead Or Alive ".
The album spent eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard album chart. It was named the top selling album of 1987 by Billboard . As of 2014, Slippery When Wet is the band's best-selling album to date, with an RIAA certification of twelve times platinum, and reportedly over 25 million copies sold worldwide. The album is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die .