Motley Crue Songs
Motley Crue songs have survived for years because people have that primal urge to rock. Anyone that was a fan of 1980s hair metal has their favorite Motley Crue songs. Even people that were not fans of the band itself have Motley Crue songs they remember from that period in music history. Here are some of the more significant Motley Crue songs and why they are an important part of Motley Crue's history.
- "Live Wire" This Motley Crue song is often credited with being the first Crue hit, but it didn't start catching on across the country until later in the band's career. The song is off the band's debut album "Too Fast For Love" and was an underground metal hit in Los Angeles long before anyone outside of the Los Angeles metal scene had ever heard of it. A video was made featuring the band pulling out Kiss props, such as guitarist Mick Mars spitting blood and a bunch of on-stage pyrotechnics effects.
- "Shout at the Devil" Motley Crue was signed to major label Elektra records in 1982 and released their major label debut "Shout at the Devil." Their single of the same name became an anthem for 1980s hair metal and put Motley Crue on the map. The album featured a few other tracks that became Crue classics, but the title track was that first punch in the face from Motley Crue that metal fans never forgot.
- Looks That Kill" The other single off of the "Shout at the Devil" album was the song "Looks that Kill." There is something a lot more primal about this song that seemed to help bring Motley Crue a legion of heavy music fans that may have not paid attention to the band otherwise. The song has a driving beat that is significantly different than "Shout at the Devil" and it seems to pick up speed whenever it is played live.
- "Home Sweet Home" With a soft piano intro and catchy refrain, "Home Sweet Home" was the song off of the "Theatre of Pain" album that broke Motley Crue into superstardom. Every band had its power ballad back in the 1980s, but few climbed the charts like this song did. The video was a huge hit on MTV and the re-release of the song in 1991 peaked at No. 37 on the US music charts.
- "Dr. Feelgood" People remember the big Motley Crue songs, but they rarely give "Dr. Feelgood" the credit it deserves. The "Dr. Feelgood" album was the follow up to "Girls! Girls! Girls" and the band had a significant amount of pressure to succeed. After three hit albums in a row, it was a long-shot that the Crue could keep the momentum going, but this song peaked at number six on the US music charts and gave Motley Crue a lot of reasons to feel good about themselves.