The Dirt Soundtrack
The Dirt Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMarch 22, 2019
Recorded1981–2019
Genre
Length70:32
Label
Producer
Mötley Crüe chronology
Greatest Hits
(2009)
The Dirt Soundtrack
(2019)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Spill4/5 stars[2]

The Dirt Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2019 biographical film of the same name by Mötley Crüe, inspired by the book The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by the band and Neil Strauss. The soundtrack was released by Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Records on March 22, 2019, on CD, LP, and digital formats. It is the band’s first release in over a decade since their 2009 Greatest Hits album.

Background

On February 22, 2019, Mötley Crüe and Machine Gun Kelly (who plays Tommy Lee in the film) released the music video for their song "The Dirt (Est. 1981)" on their YouTube channel. The band also announced that aside from the aforementioned song, the film's soundtrack would feature three new recordings, all produced with longtime collaborator Bob Rock: "Ride with the Devil", "Crash and Burn", and a cover of the Madonna song "Like a Virgin".[3][4][5][6][7]

In composing the new songs, the band collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly, John 5, and Sahaj. They composed nine songs titled "The Dirt", but narrowed them down to the three tracks featured in the soundtrack.[7] In 2019, "The Dirt (Est. 1981)" was featured as part of the soundtrack for the video game WWE 2K20.[8]

Commercial performance

The soundtrack reached No. 10 on the Billboard 200, making it the band's first top-10 album since Saints of Los Angeles charted at No. 4 on July 4, 2008.[9]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Dirt (Est. 1981)" (featuring Machine Gun Kelly)3:52
2."Red Hot"
  • Sixx
  • Mars
  • Neil
3:21
3."On with the Show"
  • Sixx
  • Neil
4:03
4."Live Wire"Sixx3:14
5."Merry-Go-Round"Sixx3:21
6."Take Me to the Top"Sixx3:43
7."Piece of Your Action"
  • Sixx
  • Neil
4:39
8."Shout at the Devil"Sixx3:14
9."Looks That Kill"Sixx4:07
10."Too Young to Fall in Love"Sixx3:32
11."Home Sweet Home"
  • Sixx
  • Lee
3:58
12."Girls, Girls, Girls"
  • Sixx
  • Lee
  • Mars
4:30
13."Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"
  • Sixx
  • Lee
  • Neil
  • Mars
4:13
14."Kickstart My Heart"Sixx4:42
15."Dr. Feelgood"
  • Sixx
  • Mars
4:50
16."Ride with the Devil"
  • Sixx
  • John 5
  • Ticotin
  • Lee
  • Mars
  • Neil
3:41
17."Crash and Burn"
  • Sixx
  • John 5
  • Ticotin
  • Lee
  • Mars
  • Neil
4:13
18."Like a Virgin" (Madonna cover)3:08
Total length:70:32

Songs not included in the soundtrack, but featured in the film include the following:[10]

Charts

References

  1. ^ Thomas, Fred (March 22, 2019). "The Dirt [Official Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Spill Album Review: Mötley Crüe - The Dirt Soundtrack". Spill. March 22, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (February 22, 2019). "Motley Crue Drop 'The Dirt (Est. 1981)' Video, Detail Biopic's Soundtrack". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mötley Crüe to release The Dirt soundtrack". Mötley Crüe. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  5. ^ brownypaul (February 22, 2019). "Mötley Crüe announce soundtrack for The Dirt movie with Four New Songs!". Wall of Sound. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  6. ^ Stenson, Elaine (March 27, 2019). "Motley Crue Reveal The Dirt SDTK". Nova.ie. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Mötley Crüe Covers Madonna's "Like a Virgin" for The Dirt Soundtrack". Blabbermouth.net. February 22, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "WWE 2K20 In-Game Soundtrack Announced". 2K. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  9. ^ Trapp, Philip (April 2, 2019). "Mötley Crüe's 'The Dirt' Soundtrack Scores Band Their First Top 10 in a Decade". Loudwire. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Lifton, Dave; Wilkening, Matthew (March 22, 2019). "The Stories Behind the Non-Mötley Crüe Songs in The Dirt". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  11. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. April 1, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mötley Crüe – The Dirt Soundtrack" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 14, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Mötley Crüe – The Dirt Soundtrack" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 13 (dal 22.03.2019 al 28.03.2019)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 13: del 22.3.2019 al 28.3.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  18. ^ "Veckolista Album, vecka 13". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mötley Crüe – The Dirt Soundtrack". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  21. ^ Caulfield, Keith (March 31, 2019). "NAV Nets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Bad Habits'". Billboard. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  22. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  23. ^ "Soundtracks – Year-End 2019". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2020.

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