Saturday, June 27, 2015

Songoftheday 6/27/15 - Friday night and I need a fight, my motorcycle and a switchblade knife...


"Girls, Girls, Girls" - Mötley Crüe
from the album Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #12 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9

Today's SOTD comes from the L.A. glam-metal band Mötley Crüe, who went from being cult rock faves to pop metalheads in 1985 with their top-20 cover of the 70s classic "Smokin' In The Boys Room". Two years later, the boys released their fourth studio album, Girls, Girls, Girls. At the peak of their "hedonistic" period, where drugs, alcohol, and philandering were just as prominent as rock music in their lives, the album swirled around themes of decadence, with the title track rattling off strip clubs like their own Fodor's guide...


"Girls, Girls, Girls" became the Crue's second top-20 pop hit in the U.S. in July of 1987, while peaking at #20 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart. Internationally, the single became their first top-40 hit in the UK at #26, and topped out at #20 in Canada. Most importantly, it proved they can ride a song that wasn't a novelty cover to the top of the charts.

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Here's the band performing live in Moscow in 1989...


and again from their Carnival Of Sins show in 2005...


Lastly, we have the Crue on Fallon in 2015...


Up tomorrow: Canadian acappella quartet revives a #1 hit from 1969...




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