"99 In The Shade" as written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richard Sambora....
I feel I'm burning up with fever
The fire's feeling really good tonight
But it's all right
'cause I'm gonna see Sahara Jack and Suntan Sally
Somebody tells me even Tommy's coming down
Tonight, If Gina says it's all right

I'm gonna see those senoritas lying under the sun
Yeah they're greasing it up with their stereos on
You know I want to be their blanket, gonna tell every girl
Hey baby you're the one

[Chorus:]
Whoa, tell the boys I'm on my way
I got the radio blasting in my old man's Chevrolet
I got a party in my pocket,
And you know I just got paid
And I'm feeling fine, it's 99 in the shade.

When the sun goes down, that's when the street heats up
Senorita, margarita, fills your empty cup tonight
She makes me feel so right
A good time here doesn't cost much money
Just a little sweet talking, let the pretties in the party
And you're set for life
Or one hell of a night

I can see those sons of beaches
With the surf and the sand and they're living it up
Yu know life ain't so tough
So get me in the action
Gotta tell every girl she's the one

[Chorus]

And I'm feeling fine, it's 99 in the shade
(I can almost taste it!)

99, 99, 99
99 in the shade
99, 99,
99 in the, whoa!

[Chorus]

I got the radio cranked in my old man's Chevrolet


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    General CommentJust a fun song about enjoying life. Bon Jovi rock because they realise that music was meant to be for fun.
    antmannon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree....it's about having fun with life, enjoying it for what it is. Great song. Great band.
    jersey_girlon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds great when you are driving on a long straight road. Anyway, the whold album New Jersey sounds great when you are driving full stop!
    jerseychickon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdis is 1 of d few bj songs dat r not so deep, it's a fun n carefree song 4 a change ... gr8 lyrics as usual... but i didnt get what d title means... what do dey mean by '99 in d shade'?? i knw, i knw, i'm thick.....
    idgraon October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreturn of tommy n gina! :D

    btw. 99 in the shade...temperature- he's saying 'its bloody hot!'
    lol
    Nevershotfirston March 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! bon jovi is such a great band! they song is carefree and fun and something easy to sing along to to! i love bon jovi! richie and jon rock!
    chelsear_2011on November 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNote to everyone: TOMMY AND GINA are mentioned in many of Bon Jovi's songs. the stories his lyrics tell often make a lot of sense if you notice the names he uses.
    Bon Jovi really knows how to have fun with music!! Love this song, best band in the world!
    New jersey is my favorite album :)
    MsMusicon January 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI remember "99" was also Don Adams' wife from the 60s. She was always in his shade. lol.


    **Barbara Feldon was his wife's name, She most known as "99" to this day and one of the hottest women from the 60s.
    MsPippyon March 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI remember "99" was also Don Adams' wife from the 60s. She was always in his shade. lol.


    **Barbara Feldon was his wife's name, She most known as "99" to this day and one of the hottest women from the 60s.
    MsPippyon March 09, 2012   Link

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