|The Dirt Soundtrack|
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|Released||March 22, 2019|
|Mötley Crüe chronology|
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.
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".
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.In 2019, "The Dirt (Est. 1981)" was featured as part of the soundtrack for the video game WWE 2K20 .
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.
|1.||"The Dirt (Est. 1981)" (featuring Machine Gun Kelly)||3:52|
|3.||"On with the Show"||4:03|
|6.||"Take Me to the Top"||Sixx||3:43|
|7.||"Piece of Your Action"||4:39|
|8.||"Shout at the Devil"||Sixx||3:14|
|9.||"Looks That Kill"||Sixx||4:07|
|10.||"Too Young to Fall in Love"||Sixx||3:32|
|11.||"Home Sweet Home"||3:58|
|12.||"Girls, Girls, Girls"||4:30|
|13.||"Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"||4:13|
|14.||"Kickstart My Heart"||Sixx||4:42|
|16.||"Ride with the Devil"||3:41|
|17.||"Crash and Burn"||4:13|
|18.||"Like a Virgin" (Madonna cover)||3:08|
Songs not included in the soundtrack, but featured in the film include the following:
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