NEW YORK – JULY 12: Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi performs onstage at the Bank Of America & Major League Baseball All-Star Concert With Bon Jovi at The Great Lawn in Central Park on July 12, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

In a recent interview with The Guardian, rock icon Jon Bon Jovi offered fans a peek into his personal playlist, revealing the tracks that have shaped his life and career. Here are some highlights from his “honest playlist”:

The Song That Changed My Life
“Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen holds a special place in Bon Jovi’s heart. Growing up in New Jersey, the E Street Band was a local phenomenon, and Springsteen’s music was a gateway to rock’n’roll for many, including Jon.

The Best Song to Play at a Party
It’s no surprise that Bon Jovi’s own “Livin’ on a Prayer” is his go-to party anthem. The song’s universal appeal and sing-along factor always amaze and amuse him when he hears it in social settings.

The Song I’ve Streamed the Most
“Tides” by Ed Sheeran tops Bon Jovi’s Spotify list. Their friendship began at a Songwriters Hall of Fame event years ago, and they’ve stayed in touch ever since. Bon Jovi even hosted Sheeran at his home.

The Song I’m Listening to Right Now
Currently, Bon Jovi is vibing to “Legendary” from his band’s new album, “Forever.” He describes the track as joyous, much like his new documentary, “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story,” which reflects on the band’s 40-year journey.

The Song I Wish I Had Written
Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” is a song Jon deeply admires. After hearing Henley perform it live, Bon Jovi couldn’t resist expressing his wish that he had penned such a resonant track.

The Song I Can No Longer Listen To
“R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” a quirky piece from a 1980 Star Wars-themed album, is one track Jon would rather forget. As a young studio gopher, he provided the vocals, and its recent resurgence has brought back many memories he’d prefer to leave in the past.

The Song That Gets Me Up in the Morning
The Beatles’ “Good Day Sunshine” is Bon Jovi’s morning energizer. He recalls the revolutionary impact the Beatles had on music and vividly remembers seeing Paul McCartney with Wings on the Ed Sullivan Show, which spurred his fascination with their work.

The Song I Inexplicably Know Every Lyric To
Any early Beatles track, like “Love Me Do,” is etched in Bon Jovi’s memory. These songs were staples in his household growing up, making their lyrics unforgettable.

The Song I Secretly Like, But Tell People I Hate
Bon Jovi admits to enjoying “Gangnam Style” by PSY, despite its cheesy reputation. The infectious dance moves made it a guilty pleasure for him.

The Song I’d Like Played at My Funeral
In a surprising and light-hearted choice, Bon Jovi picked “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! for his funeral, reflecting his enduring sense of humor and love for catchy pop tunes.