“I’ll Be There for You” was from Bon Jovi’s 1988 album New Jersey and was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. Eventually the song reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Mainstream rock charts. It became the band’s third single from the album when it was released as a single in 1989 and, because the Bon Jovi was at its peak popularity at this time, ‘I’ll Be There For You’ quickly climbed to the top of the charts, becoming their fourth–and final–number one single. It also remained one of Bon Jovi’s signature songs and a classic in the power ballad genre.
Here’s a LIVE version of the song, performed in 1988 in Tokyo!