This House Is Not for Sale (song)

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"This House Is Not for Sale"
Bon Jovi This House Is Not for Sale.jpg
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album This House Is Not for Sale
ReleasedAugust 12, 2016 (2016-08-12)
FormatDigital download
Length3:36
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • John Shanks
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning"
(2015)
"This House Is Not for Sale"
(2016)
"Knockout"
(2016)
Music video
"This House Is Not for Sale" on YouTube

"This House Is Not for Sale" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi from their thirteenth studio album, This House Is Not for Sale. It was released as the album's lead single on August 12, 2016. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks, and Billy Falcon[1], and it was produced by Bon Jovi and Shanks. Bon Jovi has said of "This House Is Not for Sale": "this song is about integrity and what we were going through these last three years. We've become even closer and, as the song says, 'this heart, this soul, this house is not for sale.'"[2] The song also features the promotions of bassist Hugh McDonald and guitarist Phil X (who co-wrote the song) to official members.

Live performances[edit]

On October 5, 2016 Bon Jovi performed the song live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "This House Is Not for Sale" was directed by Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri. Portions of the video were filmed in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In the video, the house marked "for sale" is 2415 South 6th Street, in Allentown. Towards the end of the video, as the camera pans away from South 6th Street, the PPL Building is visible on the left horizon. The cemetery shots are from St. Michael's Cemetery in South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with closed Bethlehem Steel Plant in the background.

The music video was published on YouTube on August 12, 2016.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 81
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 43
Finland Download (Latauslista)[6] 10
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 85
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[8] 8
Hungary (Single Top 40)[9] 29
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 26
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[11] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 130
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[13] 35
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 33
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[15] 10
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[16] 25

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[17] 28

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Worldwide[18] August 12, 2016 Digital download Island Records
United States[19] August 22, 2016 Adult contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASCAP songwriter credits". ASCAP. Jan 20, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "BON JOVI REVEALS ALBUM COVER FOR THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE". Universal Music Canada. August 31, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Angermiller, Michele Amabile (October 5, 2016). "Bon Jovi Talks 'Tumultuous' 3 Years, Announces Tour on Ellen". Billboard. Retrieved October 7, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "CHART WATCH #382". auspOp. October 14, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bon Jovi – This House Is Not for Sale" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bon Jovi: This House Is Not for Sale" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved January 01, 2017.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bon Jovi – This House Is Not for Sale". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 04, 2016.
  11. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Bon Jovi – This House Is Not for Sale" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  12. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 20.08.2016 (wk34)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 04, 2016.
  14. ^ "Bon Jovi Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  15. ^ "Bon Jovi Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  16. ^ "Bon Jovi Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  17. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  18. ^ Payne, Chris (August 12, 2016). "New Bon Jovi! Band Shares 'This House Is Not for Sale' Video & Album Details". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  19. ^ http://headlineplanet.com/home/2016/08/06/bon-jovis-this-house-is-not-for-sale-arrives-812-impacts-radio-822/