Greatest Hits (1998 Mötley Crüe album)

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For the 2009 reissue, see Greatest Hits (2009 Mötley Crüe album).
Greatest Hits
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Compilation album by Mötley Crüe
Released November 14, 1998
Recorded 1981–1998
Length 73:56
Label Mötley, Hip-O
Mötley Crüe chronology
Generation Swine
Greatest Hits
Supersonic and Demonic Relics
Singles from Greatest Hits
  1. "Bitter Pill"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 5/10[2]

Greatest Hits is the second compilation album by American heavy metal band, Mötley Crüe. It was released on November 14, 1998 on Mötley/Hip-O.


Tommy Lee recorded his drum tracks for the album's two new songs, the single "Bitter Pill" and "Enslaved" and then started a prison sentence of five months. Additionally, a remix version of "Glitter" is included. The tour for the album began after Lee's release from prison. It would be his last with the band before his return in 2004. The album excludes the John Corabi era.

The album is an updated version of the original compilation Decade of Decadence released in 1991, which is currently out of print. Its cover art features a caricature of the band by artist/designer Erik Casillas.

The compilation won a 1998 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for "Best Compilation."[3] It also misses out on some other hits from Mötley Crüe, such as "Live Wire", "Piece of Your Action", and "Too Young to Fall in Love".

The original pressing is now out of print and in 2009, the album was reissued with "Enslaved", "Bitter Pill" and the "Glitter" remix excluded.


The album charted at number 20 on The Billboard 200.[4] The compilation featured two newly recorded songs: "Enslaved" and the single "Bitter Pill" which charted at number 22 on the Mainstream rock charts.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bitter Pill" (Sixx, Lee, Mars, Neil) - 4:27
  2. "Enslaved" (Lee, Mars, Sixx) - 4:30
  3. "Girls, Girls, Girls" - 4:30
  4. "Kickstart My Heart" - 4:44
  5. "Wild Side" - 4:37
  6. "Glitter" (Remix) - 5:40
  7. "Dr. Feelgood" - 4:43
  8. "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)" - 4:14
  9. "Home Sweet Home" - 3:57
  10. "Afraid" - 4:08
  11. "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" - 4:40
  12. "Without You" - 4:29
  13. "Smokin' in the Boys Room" - 3:27
  14. "Primal Scream" - 4:46
  15. "Too Fast for Love" - 3:21
  16. "Looks That Kill" - 4:01
  17. "Shout at the Devil '97" - 3:42


Organization Level Date
RIAA – United States Gold September 22, 1999


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