Jon Bon Jovi was in South Africa this spring when he happened to see a video from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” featuring a man at a gas station singing “Livin’ on a Prayer,” very exuberantly, for a bit on the show. The clip became a YouTube hit, garnering more than 17 million views.
“Wasn’t that great?” the New Jersey rocker asks on the phone from Manchester, England. “Talk about viral. That’s one of those moments in time where you go ‘How does that get that big?’”