Yesterday in 1989 rock band Motley Crue started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Dr. Feelgood according to thisdayinmusic.com. Songs off of this album included Kickstart My Heart, Without You, and the album titled song Dr. Feelgood.
The song Kickstart My Heart placed 27 on the US chart. According to songfacts.com one day Nikki Sixx literally died and when paramedics arrived they shot him with Adrenaline as a last ditch effort to save him, so the Adrenaline “kickstarted” his heart. It also mentions dealing with the band’s newfound sobriety during the songwriting process and on stage.
The song Without You placed No.8 on the US chart. Songfacts.com states Drummer Tommy Lee was dating Heather Locklear at the time, and their relationship inspired the lyrics. The site also mentions that Nikki Sixx wrote this song with guitarist Mick Mars.
The album titled song Dr. Feelgood placed No.6 on the US charts. Songfacts.com states Nikki Sixx wrote this about a drug dealer who gave him his “fix” every now and again in Los Angeles. The site also mentions Vocalist Vince Neil looked back at this song to Rolling Stone in 2009:
“I knew it was a classic from the time I heard that very first ‘bomp bomp bomp bomp’ – that intro just kind of grabs you. This song has been popular for 20 years. It was funny because I was watching VH1 and they had the Greatest Hard Rock Songs and ‘Feelgood’ was 15 or something. I was like, ‘Wow, of all time.’ Then you have Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith and AC/DC and ‘Feelgood.’ I was like, ‘Wow, that’s cool.’ It’s our signature song in some ways.”
Below is the video of Kickstart My Heart.
On November 12th the rock band Daughtry will perform live at Pompano Beach Amphitheater. The band is known for songs such home, September and Long Live Rock n Roll. This band is known for their catchy songs such as these.
The song home is on the band’s self-album which released in 2007. This song was charted at 5 in the US. According to songfacts.com Chris Daughtry wrote this on his couch in North Carolina, shortly before had even appeared on the American Idol show. The site also states Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the most popular US album of 2007 selling 3.2 million copies in the States.
September is a song that is on the band’s Leave This Town album that was released in 2009. According to songfacts.com the bittersweet ballad’s music video features Chris Daughtry playing live and looking back at his past with bandmates bassist Josh Paul, drummer Robin Diaz, and guitarists Brian Craddock and Josh Steely. The site also mentions Leave This Town debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. As Daughtry’s self-titled debut album also topped the chart, they became the third group in the 21st century to arrive with a pair of #1s.
Long Live Rock n Roll is from the album Baptized that was released last year. Songfacts.com states the track looks at some age-old rock debates such as the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones, and Van Halen vs. Van Hagar. The site also mentions his acoustic anthem is a humorously nostalgic ode to the good ole days. Chris Daughtry penned the song with Boys Like Girls frontman Martin Johnson and songwriter-producer Sam Hollander (aka, S*A*M), who is best known for his work with One Direction, Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes.
Below is YouTube video of a live performance of Home