Thursday, September 3, 2015

This Date in Rock Music History: September 4

Hits List: Motley Crue

This L.A. group has scored 13 career hits, with 2 making the Top 10:



1981:  "Live Wire"
1983:  "Shout At The Devil" (#30 Mainstream Rock)
1984:  "Looks That Kill" (#54, #12 Mainstream)
           "Too Young To Fall In Love" (#90, #17 Mainstream)
1985:  "Smokin' In The Boys Room" (#16, #7 Mainstream)
           "Home Sweet Home" (#89, #38 Mainstream)
1987:  "Girls, Girls, Girls" (#12, #20 Mainstream)
           "Wild Side"
           "You're All I Need" (#83)
1989:  "Dr. Feelgood (#6, #7 Mainstream)
1990:  "Kickstart My Heart" (#2, #18 Mainstream)
            "Without You" (#8, #11 Mainstream)
            "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" (#19, #13 Mainstream)
            "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)" (#78, #34 Mainstream)
1991:  "Primal Scream" (#63, #21 Mainstream)
1992:  "Home Sweet Home '91" (#37, #41 Mainstream)
           "Anarchy In The U.K. (#10 Mainstream)
1994:  "Hooligan's Holiday" (#10 Mainstream)
           "Misunderstood" (#24 Mainstream)
1997:  "Afraid" (#10 Mainstream)
           "Beauty" (#37 Mainstream)
1998:  "Bitter Pill" (#22 Mainstream)
1999:  "Teaser" (#35 Mainstream)
2001:  "Hell On High Heels" (#13 Mainstream)
           "New Tattoo"
2004:  "If I Die Tomorrow" (#4 Mainstream)
2005:  "Sick Love Song" (#22 Mainstream)
2008:  "Saints Of Los Angeles" (#5 Mainstream)
           "***" (#29 Mainstream)
2009:  "White Trash Circus" (#37 Mainstream)
2012:  "Sex"
2015:  "All Bad Things" (#32 Mainstream)

The "Mainstream Rock" chart referred to above is a bit of misnomer in that the format includes approximately 10% of the radio listening audience.  On that limited format, Crue has charted 27 times, with 7 Top 10 songs.