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Mötley Crüe - "Home Sweet Home" - from 1985's "Theatre of Pain" album



"Mötley Crüe is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. They have also achieved seven platinum or multi-platinum certifications, nine Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (including 1989's Dr. Feelgood, which is Mötley Crüe's only album to reach number one), twenty-two Top 40 mainstream rock hits, and six Top 20 pop singles."


"Theatre of Pain is the third studio album by American glam metal band Mötley Crüe, released on June 21, 1985. Released in the aftermath of lead vocalist Vince Neil's arrest for manslaughteron a drunk driving charge, the album marked the beginning of the band's transition away from the traditional heavy metal sound of Too Fast for Love and Shout at the Devil, towards a glam metalstyle that would be tremendously influential on the heavy metal genre for the remainder of the decade. Theatre of Pain contains the hit singles "Smokin' in the Boys Room" and the power ballad "Home Sweet Home". The album reached No. 6 on the US charts and No. 36 in the UK, and was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA on June 5, 1995."


""Home Sweet Home" was originally released in 1985 on the album Theatre of Pain, and again in 1991 for the Decade of Decadence 81-91 compilation album. It has been recorded as a cover version by several artists, most notably country singer Carrie Underwood, who released her version as a single in 2009. The original release of "Home Sweet Home" charted at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Home Sweet Home '91" peaked at number 37 on the same chart in 1992. To date, "Home Sweet Home '91" is the last Mötley Crüe song to chart in the American Billboard Top 40." (Above from Wikipedia)


"Home Sweet Home" is one of my all time favorite Motley Crue songs and music videos. Here is the YouTube link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmrh42foUsg


Mötley Crüe's official website can be found at: https://www.motley.com


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