In each way, Mötley Crüe is regarded as one of the most successful bands in the rock and roll community, according to the fans. Throughout its careers, Mötley Crüe members have often been noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the androgynous persona they maintained.
Forming in Los Angeles in 1981 by Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, and Mick Mars, Mötley Crüe had announced disbandment in 2015. Following a 3-year hiatus, Mötley Crüe announced in 2018 that they reunited to record new material for their biographical comedy-drama film, The Dirt.
Selling more than 100 million copies worldwide, Mötley Crüe released 9 studio albums, 3 live albums, 8 compilation albums, 9 video albums, 32 music videos, 3 EPs, 30 singles, 2 box sets. In total, RIAA honored Mötley Crüe with thirty platinum certifications for those albums.
According to the band’s fans, some of those most beloved albums of the band are the band’s fifth album Dr. Feelgood, self-titled Mötley Crüe, second studio album Shout At The Devil, fourth album Girls, Girls, Girls.
Winning the American Music Awards for Dr. Feelgood, there are tons of liked and disliked Mötley Crüe efforts. Among those albums, which one is the highest-grossing Mötley Crüe album? Let’s see the 7 highest-grossing Mötley Crüe albums of all time.
7 Highest-Grossing Mötley Crüe Albums Of All Time
7. Red, White And Crüe
Red, White And Crüe is an anthology compilation album of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released on February 1, 2005, via Mötley and Eleven Seven Records.
The track-listing of the album includes some beloved Mötley Crüe songs such as Too Fast for Love, Girls, Girls, Girls, Wild Side, Helter Skelter, Dr. Feelgood, and Planet Boom, while also including three new songs, If I Die Tomorrow, Sick Love Song, and The Rolling Stones cover Street Fighting Man.
Charting number 26 on ARIA, number 2 on RPM, number 6 on US Billboard 200, Red, White And Crüe is certified 2-time platinum by MC (Music Canada) and 1-time RIAA.
6. Decade Of Decadence
Certification: 2x Platinum
Decade of Decadence is the greatest hits compilation album of the American Music Awards-winner Mötley Crüe. The album was released on October 1, 1991, via Elektra Records.
The track-listing of the album included some epic songs written by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and more musicians. Some of those songs are the band’s 1990’s Texas live version of Kickstart My Heart, Rock ‘n’ Roll Junkie, Smokin’ in the Boys Room, and newly recorded Primal Scream, Angela and Anarchy in the U.K.
Charted at number 2 on Billboard 200, the album is certified 2x platinum by RIAA and platinum by CRIA.
5. Too Fast For Love
Too Fast For Love is the debut studio album of the Mötley Crüe. The album was released on November 10, 1981, via originally Leathür Records, but later the reissue was released by Elektra Records.
When the band released the album two different times with two different labels, they made some changes to the tracklisting. When they released Stick to Your Guns via their original label, the band dismissed the song from the reissue.
Ultimately reaching number 77 on Billboard’s Top 200 list in the US, Too Fast For Love is certified platinum by RIAA.
4. Theatre Of Pain
Certification: 4x Platinum
Theatre of Pain was the third studio album of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released on June 21, 1985, via Elektra Records.
During the album process, the band was joined by Jay Winding on keyboards, Tom Werman on percussion, and Max Carl and John Batdorf on backing vocals. The album was produced by Tom Werman.
The album reached number 6 on Billboard US’ Top 200 list while also reached number 7 on RPM100 Album Chart in Canada, number 25 on Swiss Albums Top 100, and number 7 on Swedish Albums Chart.
The album is certified 4x platinum by RIAA and 3x platinum by CRIA.
3. Shout At The Devil
Certification: 4x Platinum
Shout At The Devil is the second studio album of the Mötley Crüe. The band released the album on September 26, 1983, via Elektra Records.
Two weeks after the band released the album, one of the biggest successes was broken. The album sold 200,000 copies in its first weeks.
The album features Mötley Crüe‘s two of the biggest hits, Looks That Kill and Too Young To Fall In Love.
Shout At The Devil reached to number 23 on Canada Top Albums/CDs chart list and number 17 on US Billboard 200 list. The single Too Young To Fall In Love was at the 90th position on US Billboard Hot 100 list.
Shout At The Devil is certified 4x platinum by RIAA, 3x platinum by MC, and Gold by ARIA.
2. Girls, Girls, Girls
Certification: 4x Platinum
Released on May 15, 1987, Girls, Girls, Girls was the fourth studio album of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. The album is said by music critics to be one of the band’s biggest returns to the soul and energy of their debut album.
The album features six different backing vocalists as the additional artists. Those were Pat Torpey, John Purdell, Dave Amato, Bob Carlisle, Phyllis St. James, and Tommy Funderburk.
Reached at number 2 on USA Billboard 200, the album was the 4th on the RPM100 Albums Chart in Canada. Sold over 4 million albums worldwide, the album was certified 4x platinum by RIAA, 2x platinum by CRIA.
1. Dr. Feelgood
Certification: 6x Platinum
Mötley Crüe released its fifth studio album Dr. Feelgod on September 1, 1989, via Elektra Records.
As of 2021, Dr. Feelgood reached number one on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The album is Mötley Crüe‘s best-selling album and is highly regarded as the best studio album of the band by fans.
The fifth studio album of Mötley Crüe, Dr. Feelgood, sold more than 6 million copies around the world. In the past, the band’s members had revealed in various interviews that the album was their most solid album from a musical standpoint.
Reached at number 1 on Billboard 200 cart between 1980-1990, Dr. Feelgood was certified by 6x platinum by RIAA, 3x platinum by CRIA, and Gold by BPI.