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

Genre Heavy metal, glam metal, blues rock
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"
    Released: 1987
  3. "You're All I Need"
    Released: 1987

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

The record features a more blues-influenced sound than their previous albums[citation needed] and 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 song, "Nona" is a tribute to Nikki Sixx' grandmother, who died during the recording of the album.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars [2]

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.[3] On the week it might have reached No. 1, Whitney Houston's second album, Whitney, debuted at the top of the charts.[4] Eventually, the group's 1989 album Dr. Feelgood would go on to claim the top Billboard spot.[3] 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. The power ballad "You're All I Need" tells the story about the death of a lover.

The album was also the band's third straight album to go quadruple platinum, after Shout at the Devil and Theatre of Pain.

Track listing[edit]

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

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
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
2003 Remastered Edition
No. Title Length
11. "Girls, Girls, Girls" (Tom Werman & band intro, Rough mix of instrumental track) 5:38
12. "Wild Side" (Rough Mix of instrumental track) 4:06
13. "Rodeo" (Unreleased track) 4:14
14. "Nona" (Instrumental Demo Idea) 2:42
15. "All in the Name of..." (Live in Moscow) 5:02
16. "Girls, Girls, Girls" (Multimedia Track)  

Singles[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Covers[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 2[3]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "You're All I Need" The Billboard Hot 100 83[5]
"Girls, Girls, Girls" The Billboard Hot 100 12[5]
Mainstream Rock Tracks 20[5]

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – United States Gold July 15, 1987
Platinum July 15, 1987
2x Platinum September 16, 1987
4x Platinum June 5, 1995
CRIA – Canada Gold Jan 13, 1989
Platinum Jan 13, 1989
2x Platinum Jan 13, 1989

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