I’ve been a huge fan of Motley Crue ever since their first album Too Fast For Love dropped back in 1981. And, their music videos were one of the main reasons why I couldn’t get enough of MTV. I can vividly remember calling in and voting for Home Sweet Home every day on the MTV daily request charts. Home Sweet Home is most notable for spending over three months at #1 on that chart before MTV invoked the unwritten “Crue Rule”, which dropped a video from eligibility on their request line after 30 days.
During the ’80s, Motley Crue released ten music videos beginning in 1982 with Live Wire:
- Live Wire
- Looks That Kill
- Too Young to Fall in Love
- Smokin’ in the Boys Room
- Home Sweet Home
- Girls, Girls, Girls
- Wild Side
- You’re All I Need
- Dr. Feelgood
- Kickstart My Heart
It was hard, but after talking it over with the team, here are our five favorite music videos from Motley Crue in the ’80s:
5. Too Young to Fall in Love – It was hard to choose between their first three videos, but Too Young to Fall in Love gets the nod probably more than anything else because of the fighting scenes with classic old school sound effects. And, it doesn’t hurt that it one kick a$$ song!
4. You’re All I Need – This video was banned by MTV back in the day because of the violent nature of the lyrics. The video is tame by today’s standards, but back in the ’80s, it was considered taboo at the time. It was included though on subsequent Crue DVD collections, and it became one of our favorites.
3. Kickstart My Heart – If you need a song/video to get you revved up, Kickstart My Heart is it. From the opening riffs, this song and video takes you on an adrenaline rush from the beginning to the end!
2. Girls, Girls, Girls – If someone asked, what was it like to be a rockstar in the ’80s, just tell them to watch Motley Crue’s music video for Girls, Girls, Girls, and you’ll find your answer!
1. Home Sweet Home – No surprise here. Home Sweet Home remains one of our all time favorite music videos from any band from any era.