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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Motley Crue perform during a taping of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on January 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon")

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Motley Crue: “Without You”

The Hook: Nikki Sixx calls it an even, emotional song with a surrealistic, trippy video.

Album: Dr. Feelgood

Year: 1989

Writer: Nikki Sixx

Stats: Peaked at number-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-11 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Background: “Without You” was one of two Top 10 and three Top 20 singles on Motley Crue’s 1989 album, Dr. Feelgood. Its writer, bassist Nikki Sixx, fills us in on what he thinks of it.

Bassist Nikki Sixx on Motley Crue’s 1989 hit “Without You.” OC:…get it. :17

“‘Without You’ is a very even song, there’s not a whole lot of hills and valleys musically. It’s very even and very emotional and I never really thought it was good for a single until we recorded it. It’s a great song. We did a real surrealistic, trippy video that people would go, ‘I don’t get it.’”