Dr. Feelgood (Mötley Crüe song)

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"Dr. Feelgood"
Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood single.jpg
Single by Mötley Crüe
from the album Dr. Feelgood
ReleasedAugust 28, 1989
Recorded1989 at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genre
Length4:50
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Mötley Crüe singles chronology
"You're All I Need"
(1987)
"Dr. Feelgood"
(1989)
"Kickstart My Heart"
(1989)
Audio sample
"Dr. Feelgood"

"Dr. Feelgood" is a song by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released as the lead single from their fifth studio album of the same name.

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"Dr. Feelgood" is Mötley Crüe's only Gold single in the U.S. In 2009, it was ranked the 15th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. [5]

Chart performance

Released in 1989 as the album's first single, "Dr. Feelgood" became Mötley Crüe's first American Top Ten hit, peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 28, 1989. It is their highest ranked single to this day. [6] In November 1989, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA for more than 500,000 units shipped in the United States. [7]

Other versions

A demo of the song was released on the Crücial Crüe edition of the album in 2003 which was sung from the point of view of Dr. Feelgood, i.e., in first person rather than third. An instrumental version of the song appeared in the movie Highlander: The Final Dimension .

Dr. Feelgood was covered by The Mavericks on the album Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crüe.

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2019)Peak
position
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs ( Billboard ) [8] 20

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