"Always" is a power ballad by Bon Jovi. It was released as a single from their 1994 album Cross Road and went on to become one of their best-selling singles, with a million copies sold in the U.S. and more than 3 million worldwide. It marks Alec John Such's final single with the band before he left the band in late 1994. The music video featured Jack Noseworthy, Carla Gugino, Jason Wiles and Keri Russell. The song's powerful lyrics and power ballad sound made "Always" an instant hit.
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The song was originally written for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Romeo Is Bleeding. After disliking the movie - which was a critical and box office bomb on release - the band decided not to lend "Always" to the producers. Jon Bon Jovi left the track on his shelf and forgot about it, until a friend found it and convinced him to re-record and release it on the band's Cross Road compilation album. See more