Looks That Kill

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"Looks That Kill"
Motley Crue Looks That Kill Single.jpeg
Single by Mötley Crüe
from the album Shout at the Devil
ReleasedJanuary 4, 1984
Recorded1983
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length4:07
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) Nikki Sixx
Producer(s) Tom Werman
Mötley Crüe singles chronology
"Shout at the Devil"
(1983)
"Looks That Kill"
(1984)
"Too Young to Fall in Love"
(1984)

"Looks That Kill" is a song by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released in 1983 on the group's second album Shout at the Devil and as a single on January 4, 1984.

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Background

Written by bassist Nikki Sixx, the track was released as a single on January 4, 1984. It spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, peaking at #54 and #12 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. [1]

Mötley Crüe played the song live for the first time on October 31, 1982 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA.

Music video

The music video was filmed at A&M Records' main sound stage. It features the band in a post-apocalyptic setting where they trap a group of women in a cage while performing the song. In the middle of the video, the warrior queen (played by Wendy Barry) appears to release the women before confronting the band. The band follows and surrounds her, but she disappears, leaving a flaming pentagram on the ground. [2]

Track listing

  1. "Looks That Kill" – 4:07
  2. "Piece of Your Action"

Personnel

Legacy

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References

  1. "Allmusic (Motley Crue charts & awards)Billboard singles".
  2. "The Girl in the Video: "Looks That Kill" (1983)". Noblemania. July 13, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2019.