Girls, Girls, Girls (Mötley Crüe album)

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Girls, Girls, Girls
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 1987
RecordedNovember 1986 - February 1987
StudioOne on One Recording Studios and Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood,
Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California
GenreGlam metal,[1] heavy metal, blues rock
ProducerTom Werman
Mötley Crüe chronology
Theatre of Pain
Girls, Girls, Girls
Raw Tracks
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 American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on May 15, 1987.

The album contains a more blues riffed style than their previous albums. 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 "Dancing on Glass" and "Wild Side". 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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[2]
Metal Storm9.0/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 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
1."Wild Side"Sixx, Tommy Lee4:40
2."Girls, Girls, Girls"Sixx, Lee, Mick Mars4:30
3."Dancing on Glass"Sixx, Mars4:18
4."Bad Boy Boogie"Sixx, Lee, Mars3:27
Side two
6."Five Years Dead"Sixx3:50
7."All in the Name Of..."Sixx, Neil3:39
8."Sumthin' for Nuthin'"Sixx, Neil4:41
9."You're All I Need"Lee, Sixx4:43
10."Jailhouse Rock (live)" (Elvis Presley cover)Leiber, Stoller4:39

2017 Reissue DVD Listing

  • Interview with Nikki Sixx
  • Wild Side Music Video
  • You're All I Need Music Video (Unbanned Version)
  • Girls,Girls,Girls Music Video


Mötley Crüe[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


In popular culture[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]


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  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2004). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 233. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
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  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.
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