Motley Crue emerged seemingly at the same time as MTV. The Crue’s debut album, Too Fast For Love, was released on November 10, 1981. This was just a little over three months after MTV hit launched on August 1. As a result, they and other bands of that era made it a point to get on the station’s radar with every video they released.
The band really broke through thanks to their second studio album, Shout at the Devil, which came out on September 26, 1983. That album yielded some killer tracks, as well as some killer videos. (Well, not all of those videos were great, but we’ll get to that shortly.)
When looking back at Motley Crue’s videos, it’s truly a wild look at an even wilder band. As you watch some of them, you can almost feel a contact high taking over. Knowing the band’s insane story thanks to The Dirt, you can’t help but wonder what was going on behind the scenes during filming.
To celebrate the band and their impressive catalog of clips, here are the top five Motley Crue videos. Enjoy!