Bon Jovi - She Don't Know Me (1984)
- 80's score: 1.06
- Genre(s): Hard rock / Glam metal
- More of: Bon Jovi
"She Don't Know Me" is a single by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was the second single from their self-titled debut album ...
"She Don't Know Me" is a single by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was the second single from their self-titled debut album Bon Jovi (1984). It was written by Mark Avsec (of Donnie Iris & The Cruisers fame) and charted at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song has the distinction of being the only release in Bon Jovi's entire discography that was not written or co-written by a member of the band.
A music video was released in the USA in May 1984 to promote the song. It was directed by Martin Kahan and produced by Lenny Grodin, and features the band – primarily Jon Bon Jovi – in live action vignette scenes centered around a local bar, inter-cut with staged performance shots. The loose plot shows Jon troubled by thoughts of an unattainable woman, portrayed as a split character by Beth Toussaint; several classic vintage automobiles are used as set pieces. The current version's end scene has been edited to remove a part where the woman's alter ego levels a gun at two thugs that are about to assault her. The scenes were filmed at and around the Brewery Bar, in Benicia, California, with director Kahan making a cameo appearance.