Girls, Girls, Girls (Mötley Crüe album)

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Girls, Girls, Girls
Girls, Girls, Girls (Mötley Crüe album).jpg
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
Length39:54
LabelElektra
ProducerTom 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 American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on May 15, 1987. The album contains the singles "Wild Side" and "Girls, Girls, Girls". It was the band's final collaboration with producer Tom Werman, who had produced the band's two previous quadruple platinum albums, Shout at the Devil and Theatre of Pain. Like those albums, Girls, Girls, Girls would achieve 4x platinum status, selling over 4 million copies.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[2]
Metal Storm9.0/10[3]
PopMatters(unfavorable)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[5]

Girls, Girls, Girls has received mixed but generally positive reviews. In their June 12, 1987, issue The Georgia Straight applauded Mick Mars' guitar being featured more prominently in the final mix than it had been on 1985's Theatre of Pain, and called it their best work since 1981's Too Fast for Love. The publication raved that the album "has recaptured some of the excitement of their first release on tunes like 'Dancing on Glass', 'Five Years Dead', and the title track, which sports a catchy guitar riff a la Aerosmith's 'Draw the Line'."[6]

Allmusic's Steve Huey 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.[7] On the week it might have reached No. 1, Whitney Houston's second album, Whitney, debuted at the top of the charts.[8] Eventually, the group's next album Dr. Feelgood (1989) would go on to claim the top Billboard spot.[9] The album was also the band's third straight album to go quadruple platinum, after Shout at the Devil and Theatre of Pain.[10]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No.TitleMusicLength
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
5."Nona"Sixx1:27
Side two
No.TitleMusicLength
6."Five Years Dead"Sixx3:50
7."All in the Name Of..."Sixx, Vince 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

Personnel[edit]

Mötley Crüe[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1995 4x Platinum (+ 4,000,000)[10]
Canada CRIA 1989 2x Platinum (+ 200,000)[20]
UK BPI 1988 Silver (+ 60,000)[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  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.
  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 (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City: Simon & Schuster. pp. 562–63. ISBN 978-0743201698. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Album review: Motley Crue, Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)". Steve Newton. The Georgia Straight. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Girls, Girls, Girls Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Whitney Houston". Retrieved March 7, 2009.
  9. ^ "Dr. Feelgood Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Motley Crue". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 46, No. 11, June 20, 1986". Library and Archives Canada. June 20, 1987. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  14. ^ "Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History – Motley Crue". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  16. ^ "Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls (album)". charts.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  17. ^ "Album – Mötley Crüe, Girls Girls Girls". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  18. ^ a b c "Girls, Girls, Girls Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  19. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 46, No. 15, July 18, 1987". Library and Archives Canada. July 18, 1987. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  20. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Motley Crue". Music Canada. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  21. ^ "BPI Certified Awards - search for Artist Motley Crue". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on October 27, 2013. Retrieved 2014-12-15.