Greatest Motley Crue Songs


The Top Ten

1 Kickstart My Heart

Smoking in the Boys room was the first music video I had seen from this band as a kid. Never saw the gender bending stuff before. Really was hard not to take your eyes off the video and was extremely engrained in my brain, but Kick Start my Heart is their best song. An adrenaline rush.

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Love this song. Perfect "pump you up" song to get you going. I believe this was the Crue's last solid hit. Kickstart My Heart was not that popular at the time it was released, due to the grunge scene blossoming in a very big way and this style of music was slowly fading out the door.

Now that much time has passed, this song is getting more love today than it did when it was released. Funny how things change. Really a great song that was extremely underrated at the time, but as time has proven, it deserves the #1 spot!

This song has a crap ton of adrenaline in every riff. Listening to it can cause your heart to explode in awe. Holy crap, why are you still reading this? Listen to it now.

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2 Home Sweet Home

The BEST song I'VE ever heard! I don't think I've ever listened to a song as much as this one. If I could see one song live it would definitely be this one. EVERY single instrument in this song is played brilliantly and the song is so original!

OMG I LOVE Home Sweet Home who wouldnt? best song in the universe OMG

My friend loves this song. In a world when everyone loves pop music that is really cool. I got into rock hearing stuff like this and Walk This Way and AC/DC stuff along with Van Halen

Just simply the best song of all time! I personally prefer the original 1985 version, although some aspects of the 1991 remake are better

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3 Dr. Feelgood

This is the song that gets stuck in my head the most. But I like it. This song kicks buttocks. I love the part where the guys voice is really deep. - kross2424

the perfect bad boy song!

Great chorus and riffs. Great party song! A true song from a better era of Rock 'n' Roll!

I love this song, I've had to listen to this song every day for the past 3 months. And I really mean every day! The guitar riff is killer, I play it all the time, the song has an awesome feel to it. One of the best hard rock songs ever written in my opinion.

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4 Girls, Girls, Girls

Price is right, sports illustrated, and victorias secret models are all gonna have a wild night. Make sure you make out with one of em.

Strippers or dancers on stage? Who doesn't wanna see that in a concert!?!

A toptrack from motley, clear singing voice and good rhythm, but should be placed in a position number 2 on the list

NFL cheerleaders, Sports Illustrated Swim girls, and Victoria's Secret babes.

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5 Wild Side


All the tunes on this list are great and deserve to be listed. But if you're talking about no-nonsense, rattle your teeth, straight ahead rock n' roll that'll cause your kids to be born naked, then this tune is number 1. Not only a tough guitar sound but the drum sound is awesome as well. This is the song Chuck Berry prophesied about when he sang "Hail Hail Rock N' Roll". Enough said

Take a ride on the WILD SIDE! - imagesk8r6969

No song puts me into an immediate state of animal laser focus like Wild Side. Looks that kill with Mick's guitar is amazing and Vince sounds fantastic on Kickstart my Heart.

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6 Shout at the Devil

Even Metallica fans like this one. It sounds like it could be on the Black Album.

epic song

I like the demo version better than the album version. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

Without this song there may be no hair metal genre. In many ways this is the best song ever put together. A rebellious rock anthem, conjuring flames and pentagrams. And where Twisted Sister might not take it anymore from the school principal or tough dad, the Crue leads their fans to believe there is no need to take crap from the devil himself.

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7 Looks that Kill

True. I love Motley Crue because their songs are just amazing and always sound good. LONG LIVE CRUE

I'm a 12 year old and have been listening to the best music in the world since I was taken home from the hospital. I get a lot of trash about it at school, I will say, I'm in love with Nikki. He is so perfect. My favorite song is probably Looks that Kill or girls, girls, girls. LONG LIVE THE CRUEE!

No other hard rock songs like this. Awesome riff and an amazing solo. It's badassed man...

No other song defines Crue like this song! One of a kind and will live on in the annals of Rock!

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8 Too Young to Fall in Love

I love this song... This is, actually, one of my absolute favorites by Motley. IT WAS SO HARD TO CHOOSE BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL so GOOD!

This song is sick! Nice upbeat tempo and great beat. I love the guitar and the lyrics are pretty catchy.

Epic song, I first hear it on Grand Theft Auto vice city and ever since then I was crazy about it, very good song!

Fun fact: One of Tobymac's songs sounds similar to this one. And yet they considered themselves a Christian band LOL.

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9 Live Wire

Pure Badass Crue! The song that started it all

One of Motley Crue's most unique songs it is also very catchy
. Micks guitar playing is also really good on this song and Vince's voice suits the sound of the band perfectly

This is probably my favorite Crue song. This is heavy & energetic. Adrenaline fills this song to the core. It's incredible & should easily be #1. - maarilynmaanson

Better set me free
'Cause I'm hot, I'm young, running free - little bit better than it used to be LONG LIVE MOTLEY CRUE - THE GLAM METAL VETERANS & ONE OF THE HOTTEST BANDS EVER!

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10 Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)

The song that won my Motley Crue commitment.

Wow. I would have guessed this as top 7. My favorite song of all time!

Should be in top 5

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11 Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)

My favourite Motley Crue song.

Number 1. Hands Down.

Explains how I feel sometimes haha

Are you seriouus? 30th place for this song? In the third place after Dr Feelgood and Home Sweet Home.

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12 Smokin' in the Boys' Room

This was the first Motley Crue song I ever heard - bobbythebrony

This song is just awesome

It's fun to jam to

One of their best songs

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13 Knock 'Em Dead, Kid

I can't believe that this song isn't in the top 10 at least, this is one of their most catchiest and best songs. It's so simple yet so full of awe.

Awesome song! Not my favorite but 1 of the best! I think the song is about me because I like to wrestle and I always think " Knock Em Dead Kid. "

This is one of their best songs

14 Primal Scream

way to low

Just a great song- should benumber5

Should be number 10. Great song beats smokin buy a mile. Smokin' is classic song but just think Primal Scream is last song that wasn't filler like Generation Swine. Primal last song were they were kicking on all cylinders.

This song is one of the best I have heard. I was born on this kind of music and I will die with it in my heart. It has always been one of my favorite songs ever.

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15 Without You

It is a great song for a wedding. That was one of my wedding songs go crue

Great song! Should be in the top ten - Shake_n_Bake13

I don't mind this song

16 Saints of Los Angeles

This song is so awesome, unfortunatly like many songs from The Crue it didn't get a whole lot of airplay since we have a crappy music industry that has no idea about sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Even though the Crue has gotten older this song shows that they have not gotten weaker. With Micks Heavy Guitar and Tommy's amazing technique this defines modern day rock and roll

Please be old enough to remember women's big hair before you vote. Viva la mini skirts and high heels.

This song shows how well the Crue has adapted to the modern day. They were hair metal heavy hitters, but that era ended. This song shows that they can be pure heavy metal.

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17 Mutherf***** of the Year

Great tune

18 You're All I Need

Extremely underrated, slightly sick, and way too low on this list. - truckturner

Love this song! It's a dirty, tongue in the cheek love song. Would love to see them do this live. It's a close 2nd to home sweet home in regards to their best ballad. Way better than without you.

This should at least be in the top 10. After learning the story behind this song then listening to the lyrics, it is just impossible to not love this song. - maarilynmaanson

Great ballad... Way better than without you. Wish they would do this one live! Vince really does a great job on the vocals!

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19 Take Me to the Top

The best one. Period

Wish they did more songs like this. They went too poppy later on.

This song is just the Crue! The Vince performance is so amazing, the energy, the customs and the solo guitar are also good.

Seek n Destroy Motley edition

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20 Ten Seconds to Love

Touch my gun but don't pull my trigger :D

21 Too Fast for Love

What made motley crue awesome,
Great riff, great beat and attitude.

22 On with the Show

My favorite off to fast for love

Really great song why its not in top 10 or even top 15 is beyond me. Love this song.

Best album, best song. If you don't know better ask some body.

Best song ever! Better than home sweet home in my opinion.

23 Anarchy In the Uk

How is this not in top 20 not my favorite but still great song

gude song

24 Piece of Your Action

One of Vince Neil's personal favorites and mine too!

Piece down at #31. what!

Great metal song.

25 Hooligan's Holiday

Great tune..only nonVince lead in my top ten,

26 All In the Name Of...

Favorite Crue song of all time!

27 Sticky Sweet
28 Helter Skelter

Peace Sells... but who's buying Crue?

This deserves to be in the top 10!

Does not sing in concert
I sawd them 4 times

luve it

29 Red Hot

Amazingly powerful, energetic and sums up the vibe that crue had in the early 80's

30 Merry-Go-Round

Not even in the top 40. Come on people! It has a story to it. This, THIS is what these stupid teenagers should be listening to instead of "If I was your boyfriend" over and over again. This is beauty.

I love this song so much! It should be in the top 10 at least!

Merry go round and round!

31 City Boy Blues

Very good song... Best song on theatre of pain that was not a single! I personally think this is better than smoking in the boys room!

32 Louder Than Hell
33 The Animal in Me

It's the perfect song, the perfect mix between a slow song and a fast one, like Sweet Child o' Mine, or UnforgivenII.

34 Raise Your Hands to Rock

Just a kick ass crue song.. not very well known.

35 Afraid
36 Sumthin' for Nuthin'
37 Starry Eyes
38 She Goes Down
39 Rattlesnake Shake

Why why is at 38

40 Bastard

Great song. Just outside of the top 10 for me.

41 Dancing on Glass

Most underrated song ever

42 Slice of Your Pie

Should be a lot higher

I love this song and the way it cheekily rips off the Beatles!

43 Hotter Than Hell

This is a great song. Should be here on this list somewhere - its got classic crue sound.

44 Hell On High Heels

I think that randy and motley did a great job on this song and it is under played and not ever givin a chance to be considered a good motley Crüe song

Not a Popular Song but Still a Classic.

45 Toast of the Town
46 Bitter Pill

Its great song guys! Come on

47 I'm a Liar (and That's the Truth)
48 White Trash Circus

Fun song, give it a try!

49 Come on and Dance
50 Public Enemy #1


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1. Kickstart My Heart
2. Girls, Girls, Girls
3. Looks that Kill
1. Shout at the Devil
2. Girls, Girls, Girls
3. Home Sweet Home
1. Looks that Kill
2. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
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