The list of nominees have been announced for the Class of 2018 for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and at the top of the list is Jersey native, Bon Jovi!

I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In my opinion, and without naming names, there are too many bands that don't belong and there are way too many rock and roll bands that haven't even been nominated.

The nominees for the 2018 class has just been announced and the list is pretty impressive. According to NJ.com, some of the nominees include The Cars, Dire Straits, The J.Geils Band (all of these bands would get my vote!) Rage Against The Machine, The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Radiohead and New Jersey's own Bon Jovi.

This is the second nomination for the band from Sayerville. They were previously nominated in 2011. The Class of 2018 will be announced this December.

Be sure to take our poll to vote if you think Bon Jovi belongs in the RNR Hall of Fame.

In case, you're interested, here are my 5 reasons why they should be inducted into the hall of fame:

  • 1

    Records Sold

    Bon Jovi and the band have sold more 130 million records world wide since forming in 1983 making them one of the biggest selling bands ever. That's a lot of albums since their debut singe 'Runaway' was released.

  • 2

    Number 1 Records

    The band has topped the Billboard 200 6 times and has had 4 Number 1 smashes including their first ever #1 'You Give Love A Bad Name'

  • 3

    Bon Jovi Live

    Since their very first tour, the band has performed for over 34 million fans by playing over 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries including 2016' This House Is Not For Sale Tour.

  • 4

    The UK Music Hall Of Fame

    Bon Jovi has been a member of the UK Hall of Fame since being inducted in 2006.

  • 5

    He's From New Jersey

    He's from the state that's famous for pork roll, the beaches and boardwalk, traffic circles and of course the Boss, Bruuuuce Springsteen. Shouldn't that be enough?