Girls, Girls, Girls (Mötley Crüe album)

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Girls, Girls, Girls
Studio album by Mötley Crüe
Released May 15, 1987
Recorded November 1986 - March 1987
Studio One on One Recording Studios and Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood,
Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length 39:54
Label Elektra
Producer Tom Werman
Mötley Crüe chronology
Theatre of Pain
(1985)
Girls, Girls, Girls
(1987)
Raw Tracks
(1988)
Singles from Girls, Girls, Girls
  1. "Girls, Girls, Girls"
    Released: May 11, 1987
  2. "Wild Side" / "Five Years Dead"
    Released: 1987
  3. "You're All I Need"
    Released: 1987

Girls, Girls, Girls is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on May 15, 1987.

The record contains the hits "Wild Side" and "Girls, Girls, Girls". The record also reflects the band's hard-living lifestyle, and pays homage to their love of riding Harley Motorcycles, drinking whiskey, drug use, life on the Sunset Strip, and spending nights at strip clubs. However, there are darker sides to the album as well, notably Nikki Sixx's song "Dancing on Glass", about his addiction to heroin[citation needed], and "Wild Side", which tells of destructive lifestyles and the pitfalls of decadence.[citation needed] The power ballad "You're All I Need" tells the story of the death of a lover and the song "Nona" is a tribute to Nikki Sixx' grandmother, who died during the recording of the album. Members of the band have stated that if they hadn't managed to write two successful songs that this album would have been the end of their careers.[citation needed] This is because they were all fighting addictions to drugs and alcohol.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 5/10 stars[2]
Metal Storm (9.0/10)[3]
PopMatters (unfavorable)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[5]

Girls, Girls, Girls received a positive review from Allmusic's Steve Huey, who gave the album a rating of four stars and states: "Girls, Girls, Girls continued Mötley Crüe's commercial hot streak, eventually going quadruple platinum as its predecessor, Theatre of Pain, had; meanwhile, the title track brought them their second Top 20 single, and 'Wild Side' became a popular MTV item."[1]

The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard charts.[6] On the week it might have reached No. 1, Whitney Houston's second album, Whitney, debuted at the top of the charts.[7] Eventually, the group's 1989 album Dr. Feelgood would go on to claim the top Billboard spot.[8] The album was also the band's third straight album to go quadruple platinum, after Shout at the Devil and Theatre of Pain.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Nikki Sixx except "Jailhouse Rock" by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Side one
No. Title Music Length
1. "Wild Side"   Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil 4:40
2. "Girls, Girls, Girls"   Sixx, Lee, Mick Mars 4:30
3. "Dancing on Glass"   Sixx, Mars 4:18
4. "Bad Boy Boogie"   Sixx, Lee, Mars 3:27
5. "Nona"   Sixx 1:27
Side two
No. Title Music Length
6. "Five Years Dead"   Sixx 3:50
7. "All in the Name of..."   Sixx, Neil 3:39
8. "Sumthin' for Nuthin'"   Sixx 4:41
9. "You're All I Need"   Lee, Sixx 4:43
10. "Jailhouse Rock" (live) Leiber, Stoller 4:39

Personnel[edit]

Mötley Crüe[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

Covers[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1995 4x Platinum (+ 4,000,000)[9]
Canada CRIA 1989 2x Platinum (+ 200,000)[19]
UK BPI 1988 Silver (+ 60,000)[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  3. ^ "Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls". Metal Storm. December 28, 2005. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Horning, Robert (June 3, 2003). "Mötley Crüe - Theatre of Pain / Girls, Girls, Girls". PopMatters. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Considine, J. D. (2004). "Mötley Crüe". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City: Simon & Schuster. pp. 562–63. ISBN 978-0743201698. Archived from the original on December 27, 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Girls, Girls, Girls Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Whitney Houston". Retrieved March 7, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Dr. Feelgood Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database: search fo Motley Crue". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 46, No. 11, June 20 1987". Library and Archives Canada. June 20, 1987. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History – Motley Crue". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls (album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Album – Mötley Crüe, Girls Girls Girls". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c "Girls, Girls, Girls Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 46, No. 15, July 18 1987". Library and Archives Canada. July 18, 1987. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Motley Crue". Music Canada. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  20. ^ "BPI Certified Awards - search for Artist Motley Crue". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2014-12-15.