Wanted Dead Or Alive
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
7 (June 6, 1987, three weeks)
Year Released
Slippery When Wet
Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
At stakeout and during Mendez deal
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"Wanted Dead Or Alive" is a song performed by Bon Jovi, recorded on the album Slippery When Wet in 1986. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "El Viejo".


  • "Wanted..." was the third single released from Slippery When Wet, behind their two Billboard #1 hits "You Give Love A Bad Name" and "Livin' On A Prayer". The song was releaed as a single in April, 1987, five months after "El Viejo" originally aired.
  • Jon Bon Jovi dedicated this song to his love of Old West heroes, and how he identified them as being hated, and was inspired by a Bob Seger classic "Turn The Page".
  • The song has been used as the theme for the Discovery Channel show "Deadliest Catch" and has been used in several movies and video games.


  • Jon Bon Jovi - lead vocals
  • Richie Sambora - guitars & backup vocals
  • Tico Torres - drums
  • Alec John Such - bass & backup vocals
  • David Bryan - keyboards & backup vocals


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Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive

Video to "Wanted Dead or Alive"

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