"Always" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. The power ballad was released as a single from their 1994 greatest hits album, Cross Road, in September 1994 and went on to become one of their best-selling singles, with a million copies sold in the US and more than three million worldwide.
The song reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was an international hit, peaking at number one in Belgium, Canada, Ireland and Switzerland, number two in Australia and the United Kingdom, and number four in Germany. "Always" was Alec John Such's final single with the band before he left in late 1994.
The song was originally written by Jon Bon Jovi for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Romeo Is Bleeding, starring Gary Oldman as a corrupt cop and Mafia aide who is renounced by his wife. After being unimpressed by a preview screening of the movie – which was a critical and box office flop – he decided not to lend "Always" to the producers.
Bon Jovi commented, "The script was great: the movie wasn't." He left the track on his shelf and forgot about it until John Kalodner, a friend and A&R executive, found it and convinced him to re-record and release the song.