The Motels

The Motels



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),[1] 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.



Lucky Stars
Lucky Stars is a song by musical group The Motels, released on November 1, 2017.
If Not Now Then When
If Not Now Then When is a compilation album containing material from the new wave band, The Motels, plus solo work by Martha Davis.
All Four One
All Four One is the RIAA Gold-certified third album by new wave band the Motels, released in 1982.
Little Robbers
Little Robbers is the RIAA Gold-certified fourth studio album by new wave band The Motels.

Photos - The Motels88

Popular Albums21

Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs7

Minor Film Appearances & References10

TV Shows3

Collaborators & Influencers4

Other Music-Related Relationships6

Awards & Nominations2

Band Members4

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Spotify - Albums & Singles112


Spotify - Appears On1


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts3

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