Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home” was originally released in 1985 on their Theatre of Pain album, and then again in 1991 for the Decade of Decadence 81-91 compilation album. The song originally charted at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100, and eventually peaked at number 37 on the same chart in 1992. When it was released in 1985 “Home Sweet Home” was accompanied by a music video which documented Mötley Crüe’s preparations over several concerts, with some of the original video was shot in Houston, Texas live at The Summit during their Theatre of Pain tour that same year.
The song is sometimes referred to as a power ballad, and the success of “Home Sweet Home” started similar marketing efforts for other hair bands in the late 1980s. The song ranks number twelve on VH1’s list of the greatest rock and roll power ballads of all time.
Here they are, LIVE from Tacoma, Washington on October 15, 1987: Vince Neil with lead vocals, Mick Mars on guitar, Nikki Sixx on bass and backing vocals and Tommy Lee on drums & piano!