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.



The Last Few Beautiful Days
The Last Few Beautiful Days is an album by musical group The Motels, released on March 30, 2018.
Lucky Stars
Lucky Stars is a song by musical group The Motels, released on November 1, 2017.
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 Albums22

Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs7

Minor Film Appearances & References11

TV Shows3

Collaborators & Influencers4

Other Music-Related Relationships6

Awards & Nominations2

Band Members4

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Spotify - Top Tracks10


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