Mötley Crüe's 'Dogs of War' Debuts at No. 18 on Billboard Chart

Mötley Crüe's latest single "Dogs of War" debuts at No. 18 on Billboard's Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, marking the band's highest-charting hit ever. The single's strong debut showcases the band's enduring appeal and potential for new music success.

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Mötley Crüe's 'Dogs of War' Debuts at No. 18 on Billboard Chart

Mötley Crüe's 'Dogs of War' Debuts at No. 18 on Billboard Chart

Mötley Crüe's latest single, "Dogs of War," has made a strong debut on Billboard's Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, landing at No. 18. This marks the band's highest-charting hit ever on the radio tally, surpassing their previous best of No. 20 with "The Dirt (Est. 1981)" in 2019.

The Rock & Alternative Airplay chart ranks the most popular current rock and alternative songs based on streaming activity, radio airplay audience impressions, and sales data. "Dogs of War" is expected to continue climbing on the ranking and potentially make an impact on other Billboard charts as well in the coming weeks.

Mötley Crüe has only landed three hits on the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart to date. Prior to "Dogs of War," their track "The Retaliators Theme (21 Bullets)" reached No. 47 in 2020. The band's chart success on this airplay tally has been relatively recent, coming decades after they first formed in 1981 and became one of the most notorious rock acts of the 1980s.

The release of "Dogs of War" marks a significant moment for Mötley Crüe, as the band has been relatively quiet in recent years in terms of new music. Their last studio album, "Saints of Los Angeles," came out in 2008, although they have since released a few standalone singles and collaborations.

Mötley Crüe's debut on the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with "Dogs of War" showcases the enduring appeal and impact of the band, even after four decades in the music industry. The strong initial reception to the single suggests that fans are still eager for new music from the iconic rock group. As "Dogs of War" continues to gain airplay and momentum, it has the potential to become one of Mötley Crüe's biggest radio hits in their long and storied career.

Key Takeaways

  • Mötley Crüe's "Dogs of War" debuts at No. 18 on Billboard's Rock & Alternative Airplay chart.
  • This marks the band's highest-charting hit ever on the radio tally.
  • "Dogs of War" surpasses "The Dirt (Est. 1981)" as the band's best-charting single.
  • Mötley Crüe has only had three hits on the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart.
  • "Dogs of War" is the band's first new music in years, following a quiet period.