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  • The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer

    4:00

    Some more 80's cheese from a long forgotten band

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  • The Motels - Take The L

    3:35

    Official video of The Motels performing Take The L from the album All Four One.
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  • The Motels - Footsteps

    4:27

  • The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer

    4:51

    Having recently been used in the trailers for American Horror Story: 1984, I decided to give The Motels' classic 'Suddenly Last Summer' a new, funkier spin. Enjoy the fresher sounding groove, along with images from the original black and white movie 'Suddenly Last Summer' starring Elizabeth Taylor, and the original clip by The Motels.

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  • In The Jungle - The Motels

    4:15

    From The 1984 Movie Soundtrack Teachers
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    ORIGINAL SONGS

    COVERS SONGS

  • The Motels - Remember The Nights

    3:09

    The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for Only the Lonely and Suddenly Last Summer, each of which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song Total Control reached #4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis (born January 19, 1951), the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis in 1998; as of 2010 she continues to appear under that name with various line-ups of musicians

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  • The Motels - Only the Lonely - SOLID GOLD - 1982

    3:20

    From 1982, The MOTELS with ONLY THE LONELY exclusively seen on the popular TV program, SOLID GOLD! My MAC video engineer & I sweated big drops of greasy butter off our noodles, to feverishly work on the final edits & synchronization processes, for what seemed months! View the BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED VIDEO with MIRACULOUS SOUND, provided by Toshi Okada's MultiMax3® FM Radio Broadcast Mastering Software!!!

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    April 2012

  • Suddenly Last Summer

    3:43

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    Suddenly Last Summer (Remastered) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer: Val Garay
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer Lyricist: Martha Emily Davis

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  • Only The Lonely

    3:19

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    Only The Lonely (Remastered) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer, Studio Personnel, Engineer: Val Garay
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • The Motels - Only The Lonely HQ

    3:14

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  • Shame

    4:15

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    Shame (Remastered) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer: Richie Zito
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis

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  • TOTAL CONTROL - MOTELS

    5:55

    I DO NOT OWN THE MUSIC OR PICTURES


    Looking counter clockwise
    Knowing what could happen
    Any moment maybe you maybe even you

    Steadfast collapse
    Always certain any moment
    Maybe you maybe you
    Maybe even you
    Recline complete dream too sweet
    I can't do it not with you
    Not even with you
    Maybe never with you

    And I'd sell my soul for
    Total control
    Yeah I'd sell my soul for
    Total control

    Street wet tonight, lovers touch
    It's pure delight
    Always certain any moment
    Maybe even you
    Stay in bed stained sheets
    My head hurts I repeat
    Maybe you maybe you maybe even you

    And I'd sell my soul for
    Total control
    Yeah I'd sell my soul for
    Total control
    Ooh I'd sell my soul for
    Total control over you
    Over you
    Total control over you

  • The Motels - Suddenly last summer

    3:32

  • Total Control

    5:55

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    Total Control (Remastered) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer: Carter
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer: Jeff Jourard
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis

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  • Forever Mine

    3:33

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    Forever Mine (Remastered) · The Motels

    All Four One

    ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1999-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Norberg
    Producer: Val Garay
    Composer: Martha Davis

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  • The Motels - Suddenly last summer HQ

    3:51

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  • Apocalypso

    3:30

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    Apocalypso (Remastered) · The Motels

    All Four One

    ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1999-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Norberg
    Producer: Val Garay
    Composer: Martha Davis

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • THE MOTELS - TOTAL CONTROL LIVE VERSION

    5:35

    Live version of The Motel's classic song Total Control

  • The Motels - Danger

    3:13

    Music Video very rare.

  • The Motels - Where do we go from here

    3:26

    From Little Robbers 1983

    Unique situation as she stares down the wall
    Monique's fascination might have been that last phone call
    No one could be certain, nothin's very clear
    So tell me
    Where do we go from here

    Brothel filled by men of the cloth
    The man of the cloth was suddenly offed
    The child who's dreams were the terrorists screams
    Remarked to his mom as he clean the carbine
    Look in the eye of murder that night
    The calm politician knows more than I

    So where do we go from here
    Where do we go from here
    One thing is clear
    Nothin's sacred anymore

    Alone in the cell are the tears of a boy
    Who could be a man if he knew what one was
    An' you ask yourself for a chance to make good
    An' ask directions to where good used to be
    So tell me

    Where do we go from here
    Where do we go from here
    One thing is clear
    Nothin's sacred anymore
    One thing is clear
    Nothin's sacred anymore

    written by Martha Davis

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  • The Motels - Mission Of Mercy

    3:09

    From the album The Motels, 1982..

  • The Motels - Cries And Whispers

    4:11

  • The Motels - Total Control

    5:28

    The Motels are an American new wave band from Berkeley, California that is best known for the singles Only the Lonely and Suddenly Last Summer---each of which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1982 and 1983, respectively. In 1980, The Motels song Total Control reached No. 7 on the Australian chart (for two weeks), and their song Danger reached No. 15 on the French chart.

    Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis in 1998 and toured under that name with various line-ups of musicians.

    In 2013, the band was rebranded with a permanent name, Martha Davis and The Motels. That band is touring the world with a line-up of musicians that have been playing with Davis for over 10 years, longer than the original Motels.

  • The Motels - Kix - 8/24/1979 - Oakland Auditorium

    2:01

    The Motels - Kix
    Recorded Live: 8/24/1979 - Oakland Auditorium - Oakland, CA
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    Personnel:
    Martha Davis - vocals
    Jeff Jourard - guitar
    Marty Jourard - keyboards, sax
    Michael Goodroe - bass
    Brian Glascock - drums

    Summary:
    The Motels held court in the red-hot LA club scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, where bands like the Go Gos, Motley Crue, and the Chili Peppers were also emerging. They were fronted by singer Martha Davis, a charismatic performer who kept the band extremely radio-friendly but with just enough edginess to maintain its street cred.

    This show was recorded in 1979 on the band's first national U.S. tour, when they were promoting their first Capitol release, simply entitled, The Motels. The band actually had begun in 1972, when Davis was still living in Berkeley, California. Originally called the Warfield Foxes, Davis moved the band to L.A. in 1974 and changed their name to the Motels. The original line-up included Dean Chamberlain on guitar and Richard D'Andrea on bass, and employed various drummers and keyboard players.

    The band found the club scene thriving in Los Angeles, and within a year, labels started courting them. Before a deal could be secured, however, the band dissolved in 1976. A year later, however, Davis returned with an all new lineup, and within two years the band had a deal with Capitol Records.

    That first album, The Motels, scored a minor hit with Total Control, a power-ballad built with a new-wave edge, featured here at this Oakland Auditorium show. The band did two more albums for Capitol, but it would be in 1982 with the release of All Four One that the band found their commercial and MTV breakthrough with the stunning pop hit, Only The Lonely. That song, and the follow-up hit, Suddenly Last Summer would both reach the Top 10, and ultimately provided years of touring income for the band.

    In 1987, Davis broke up the band to do a solo project, entitled Policy. As soon as she finished the album, however, she was diagnosed with cancer. The health issues put her career on hold for nearly two years, while she successfully battled the illness. In 1998, she returned with an all-new version of the band, and has continued to tour as the Motels, featuring Martha Davis. Their last studio album, Clean, Modern and Reasonable, was released in 2007.

  • The Motels - Danger

    3:26

    From the 1980 album Careful.

    Danger
    Your love is like a stranger
    So close, and yet so far away

    Daily
    I make you my only
    By giving you everything
    That I have

    Late at night
    When I want you
    I just close my eyes and I pray
    Late at night when I need you
    I just stop
    To me I say ...

    Danger
    Your love is like a stranger
    So close, and yet so far away

    Nightly
    I dream how it might be
    If I gave you everything
    That I have

    Late at night
    When I want you
    I just close my eyes and I pray
    Late at night when I need you
    I just stop
    To me I say ...

    Danger

    Late at night
    When I want you
    I just close my eyes and I pray
    Late at night
    When I need you
    I just stop
    To me I say ...

    Danger
    Your love is like a stranger
    So close, so close, so far

  • Martha Davis & The Motels - Danger - Totally 80s Live 2020 Winter Tour - Atlanta 1/24/20

    3:41

    Martha & The Motels performing this great song from the Careful album live from the Front Row of the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, GA 1/24/20.

  • THE MOTELS - SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER

    3:48

    KARAOKE VERSION TO THE MOTELS 1983 HIT

  • The Motels - Suddenly last summer HQ Audio

    3:51

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    It happened one summer
    It happened one time
    It happened forever
    For a short time
    A place for a moment
    An end to dream
    Forever I loved you
    Forever it seemed

    One summer never ends
    One summer never began
    It keeps me standing still
    It takes all my will
    And then suddenly
    Last summer

    Sometimes I never leave
    But sometimes I would
    Sometimes I stay too long
    Sometimes I would
    Sometimes it frightens me
    Sometimes it would
    Sometimes I'm all alone
    And wish that I could

    One summer never ends
    One summer never begins
    It keeps me standing still
    It takes all my will
    And then suddenly
    Last summer
    And then suddenly
    Last summer

    One summer never ends
    One summer never begins
    It keeps me standing still
    It takes all my will
    And then suddenly
    Last summer
    And then suddenly
    Last summer
    Until suddenly
    Last Summer

    And then suddenly
    Last summer
    Until suddenly
    Last Summer

  • The Motels - Closets And Bullets

    4:24

    The Motels are an American new wave band from Berkeley, California that is best known for the singles Only the Lonely and Suddenly Last Summer---each of which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1982 and 1983, respectively. In 1980, The Motels song Total Control reached No. 7 on the Australian chart (for two weeks), and their song Danger reached No. 15 on the French chart.

    Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis in 1998 and toured under that name with various line-ups of musicians.

    In 2013, the band was rebranded with a permanent name, Martha Davis and The Motels. That band is touring the world with a line-up of musicians that have been playing with Davis for over 10 years, longer than the original Motels.

  • Only the Lonely & Last Few Beautiful Days The Motels@The Queen Wilmington, DE 1/18/20

    8:35

    Only the Lonely & Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels, The Queen, Wilmington, Delaware; January 18th, 2020; Sirius XM Totally 80s Live Show; Last 2 songs of the set

  • The Motels - Shame

    7:16

    Description

  • The Motels Apocalypso vs All For One

    18:36

    Comparing The Motels albums. Apocalypso and All For One.

  • Backstage with MARTHA DAVIS of The Motels!

    16:12

    In this episode we go backstage with Martha Davis & The Motels before her Valentine’s Day concert where she talks about performing (and her nunchi philosphy for reading the crowd), her upcoming SPACE-themed album called Escape From Planet Earth, and how music has always given her an outlet, which she hopes to spread to others. An avid space buff & nature lover, she even gives her thoughts on the future of space exploration!

    Martha Davis is an American rock and new wave singer/songwriter from Berkeley California. She’s the lead singer of the band, THE MOTELS, who achieved Gold record status and generated two Top Ten singles, “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer”. Their most recent album, “Last Few Beautiful Days” was a nominee as Best Album for 2019 by the Independent Music Awards.

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    Interview recorded at the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis on February 14, 2020 as part of The Motel's 2020 Totally 80's Live tour with Bow Wow Wow & When In Rome II, presented by Live Nation & SiriusXM.

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  • The Motels Only The Lonely Drum Cover

    3:17

    All rights reserved by artist and record company. I am available for drum lessons in west Las Vegas. E mail for info and prices.

  • THE MOTELS Take The L - COUNTDOWN performance 12/11/82 STEREO

    3:43

    The magnificent Martha Davis and The Motels, captured here at the peak of their powers on ABCTV's COUNTDOWN (Australia). New stereo sound over the old (mimed) mono track. Enjoy!

  • Only The Lonely by The Motels Acoustic Cover by JD3

    3:19

    JD3 doing an underrated, underappreciated amazingly heartfelt song. Because reasons. Listen to the beginning... 11/10/16 at 32 Stevens St.

  • JJs Rock Talk - The Motels

    23:55

    Here is a great interview with Founding Member Martha Davis of The Motels.

  • The Motels ~ Only the Lonely w/ Lyrics

    3:17

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  • Shock

    4:30

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    Shock · The Motels

    Shock

    ℗ 1985 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1985-02-20

    Producer: Richie Zito
    Composer: Scott Thurston
    Composer: Martha Davis

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  • Martha Davis & The Motels Live at The Canyon in Agoura Hills

    13:29

    Martha Davis & The Motels live at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, Ca. on Friday the 26, 2014
    An awesome show from an Amazing artist and musicians. Thanks Marty for coming back!!!

  • The Motels - Tragic Surf

    3:33

    Hokey song. Hokey picture. So there.

  • So LA & Mission & Danger & Suddenly Last Summer The Motels@Wilmington, DE 1/18/20

    20:35

    So LA & Mission of Mercy & Danger & Suddenly Last Summer & Take the L, The Motels, The Queen, Wilmington, Delaware; January 18th, 2020; Sirius XM Totally 80s Live Show; 1st 5 songs of the night

  • SKYSCRAPER plays The Motels Only The Lonely KEYBOARD

    3:27

    Magical song. Played along to the YouTube live video: Only the Lonely by The Motels at Hilton AC 8/7/1. I layered an electric piano with a quiet organ sound.
    -Skyscraper

  • AHS 1984- Suddenly Last Summer

    3:39

  • The Motels - Dressing up

    4:44

    It was written by Martha Davis.It's on the album The Motels released in 1979.
    The fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

  • The Motels - So L.A.

    3:37

    - Album : All Four One (1982)
    - I do not claim ownership of this audio/video, all rights reserved to the artist.
    - If any producer/artist has a problem with my uploads please contact me and I will remove them immediately.

  • The Motels - Dressing Up - 8/24/1979 - Oakland Auditorium

    4:46

    The Motels - Dressing Up
    Recorded Live: 8/24/1979 - Oakland Auditorium - Oakland, CA
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    Personnel:
    Martha Davis - vocals
    Jeff Jourard - guitar
    Marty Jourard - keyboards, sax
    Michael Goodroe - bass
    Brian Glascock - drums

    Summary:
    The Motels held court in the red-hot LA club scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, where bands like the Go Gos, Motley Crue, and the Chili Peppers were also emerging. They were fronted by singer Martha Davis, a charismatic performer who kept the band extremely radio-friendly but with just enough edginess to maintain its street cred.

    This show was recorded in 1979 on the band's first national U.S. tour, when they were promoting their first Capitol release, simply entitled, The Motels. The band actually had begun in 1972, when Davis was still living in Berkeley, California. Originally called the Warfield Foxes, Davis moved the band to L.A. in 1974 and changed their name to the Motels. The original line-up included Dean Chamberlain on guitar and Richard D'Andrea on bass, and employed various drummers and keyboard players.

    The band found the club scene thriving in Los Angeles, and within a year, labels started courting them. Before a deal could be secured, however, the band dissolved in 1976. A year later, however, Davis returned with an all new lineup, and within two years the band had a deal with Capitol Records.

    That first album, The Motels, scored a minor hit with Total Control, a power-ballad built with a new-wave edge, featured here at this Oakland Auditorium show. The band did two more albums for Capitol, but it would be in 1982 with the release of All Four One that the band found their commercial and MTV breakthrough with the stunning pop hit, Only The Lonely. That song, and the follow-up hit, Suddenly Last Summer would both reach the Top 10, and ultimately provided years of touring income for the band.

    In 1987, Davis broke up the band to do a solo project, entitled Policy. As soon as she finished the album, however, she was diagnosed with cancer. The health issues put her career on hold for nearly two years, while she successfully battled the illness. In 1998, she returned with an all-new version of the band, and has continued to tour as the Motels, featuring Martha Davis. Their last studio album, Clean, Modern and Reasonable, was released in 2007.

  • Tragic Surf

    3:31

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    Tragic Surf (Remastered) · The Motels

    All Four One

    ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1999-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Norberg
    Producer: Val Garay
    Composer: Tim McGovern
    Composer: Martha Davis

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Motels - Shame

    4:15

    Music video by The Motels performing Shame (audio). (P) 2002 Igor Costa Music Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

  • He Hit Me

    2:28

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    He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) · The Motels

    All Four One

    ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1999-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Norberg
    Producer: Val Garay
    Composer: Carole King
    Composer: Gerald Goffin

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