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The Motels


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Birth Place: Berkeley, California
Years Active: 1975—1977, 1978—1987, 1998—Present
Genres: New Wave, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock

The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", both of which peaked at #9 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached #4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called "The Motels featuring Martha Davis" in 1998; she continues to appear under that name with various line-ups of musicians.

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