7800ยบ Fahrenheit

Released in 1985

September 22, 1985

Set list:
1. Runaway
2. Heart Of America

Bon Jovi took part of Farm Aid, a festival held for the first time in 1985. The goal of the festival was to gain money to help farmers keep their farms despite their mortgage debts. Much like Live Aid all performers were only allowed to play a few songs, with the bigger acts getting a bigger time slot. Not much information is out there in regards to the order of the line up. The entire event was broadcast on television so in theory every setlist should be out there, but it isn't. I've only listed the setlists of which I know they are complete.

Heart Of America was a song Jon and Richie wrote especially for Farm Aid. Willie Nelson joined them on stage, something that made a big impression on the band. There is no studio version of the song out there and it is unknown whether the band ever recorded one.

The lyrics to Heart Of America:

My daddy said he, he came here to love this land.
And like my daddy, I was raised to love this land.
Hard working people, son to son, and doing the best that they can.
They came here only hearts in hand, a feat that any honest man could understand
.

You can hear the voices calling, in the heart of America.
Can you hear the voices calling, in the heart of America
?

When I was a young boy, I swore I'd try to fill his shoes.
When you're born with nothing, you aint got nothing left to lose
But you gotta listen people, cause we're got something yeah.
We're in the heart of America.
With your back against the wall, there aint no relief in sight
Like soldiers we can take it, well, make it through the cold dark night

You can hear the voices calling, in the heart of America.
Can you hear the voices calling, in the heart of America
?
You can hear the voices calling, in the heart of America.

And all the people theyre singing;
"sha la la la la sha la la la", in the heart of America.
"sha la la la la sha la la la", in the heart of America.

And I hope that someday, that I might live to have a son.
And I would teach him all the things, that his daddys daddy had done.
But when that someday comes, will you tell your son about the heart of America?
America
...

You can hear the voices calling, in the heart of America.
Can you hear the voices calling, in the heart of America
?
Can you hear the voices calling, in the heart of America
?
Can you hear the voices calling
In the heart of America

Everybodys singing
"sha la la la la sha la la la", in the heart of America.

"sha la la la la sha la la la", in the heart of America.
"sha la la la la sha la la la", in the heart of America.
"sha la la la la sha la la la", in the heart of America.

Other bands playing at Farm Aid listed in alphabetical order:

Alabama
Hoyt Axton
The Beach Boys

The Blasters:
1. Marie Marie
2. Jubilee Train
3. Wave A Flag
4. American Music

Glen Campbell
1. Rhinestone Cowboy
2. Wichita Lineman
3. Gentle On My Mind
4. Southern Nights

Johnny Cash

David Allan Coe
John Conlee
Charlie Daniels Band

John Denver:
1. Take Me Home, Country Roads
2. Back Home Again
3. Thank God I'm A Country Boy

Bob Dylan:
1. Clean Cut Kid
2. Shake
3. I'll Remember You
4. Trust Yourself
5. That Lucky Old Sun
6. Maggie's Farm

John Fogerty
1. Old Man Down The Road
2. Vanz Can't Dance
3. Knock On Wood

Foreigner:
1. Hot Blooded
2. Urgent
3. I Wanna Know What Love Is

Vince Gill
Arlo Guthrie
Sammy Hagar
1. One Way To Rock
2. Three Lock Box
3. I Can't Drive 55
Merle Haggard
Daryl Hall

Don Henley
1. Boys Of Summer
2. Sunset Grill

Waylon Jennings
Billy Joel
Randy Newman
George Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
B. B. King
Carole King
Kris Kristofferson
Huey Lewis
Loretta Lynn

Delbert McClinton:
1. Talking About You
2. Shakey Ground
3. Since You Walked Out
4. Givin' It Up For Your Love

John Mellencamp
Roger Miller

Joni Mitchell
1. The Three Great Stimulants
2. Dog Eat Dog

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Willie Nelson

Roy Orbison:
1. Crying
2. Mean Woman Blues
3. Pretty Woman

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Charley Pride
Bonnie Raitt

Lou Reed:
1. I Love You Suzanne
2. Walk On The Wild Side
3. Doin' The Things We Want To
4. New Sensations

Kenny Rogers

Southern Pacific & Emmylou Harris:
1. Thing About You
2. Pink Cadillac

Brian Setzer
Sissy Spacek
Tanya Tucker
Eddie Van Halen
Debra Winger

Neil Young:
1. Are There Any More Real Cowboys?
2. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
3. Heart Of Gold
4. This Old House
5. Get Back To The Country

Dave Milsap
Joe Ely
Judy Rodman
X

The stage:

80.000 people came out to see the bands play a 12 hour show.

The promo poster:


And the program:


With promo pictures of several acts:


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