Smokin' in the Boys Room

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"Smokin' in the Boys Room"
Single by Brownsville Station
from the album Yeah!
Released1973
Format7" single
Recorded1973
GenreBoogie rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length2:58
LabelBig Tree
Writer(s)Cub Koda, Michael Lutz
Brownsville Station singles chronology
"Smokin' in the Boys Room"
(1973)
"Kings of the Party"
(1974)
 
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"Smokin' in the Boys Room"
Single by Brownsville Station
from the album Yeah!
Released1973
Format7" single
Recorded1973
GenreBoogie rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length2:58
LabelBig Tree
Writer(s)Cub Koda, Michael Lutz
Brownsville Station singles chronology
"Smokin' in the Boys Room"
(1973)
"Kings of the Party"
(1974)
"Smokin' in the Boys Room"
Single by Mötley Crüe
from the album Theatre of Pain
Released1985
Format7" single
Recorded1985
GenreGlam metal
Length3:27
LabelElektra
Writer(s)Cub Koda, Michael Lutz
ProducerTom Werman
Mötley Crüe singles chronology
"Too Young to Fall in Love"
(1984)
"Smokin' In the Boys Room"
(1985)
"Home Sweet Home"
(1985)

"Smokin' in the Boys Room" is a song originally recorded by Brownsville Station in 1973 on their album Yeah!, reaching #3 on the U.S. charts, and later covered in 1985 by Mötley Crüe, with the Crüe's version accompanied by a conceptual music video featuring Michael Berryman as the school principal.

The song is about students hoping to avoid being caught violating their school's smoking ban by smoking cigarettes in the men's bathroom. The song was also translated to Hebrew and covered by the T-Slam. The song was also featured in the 1979 movie Rock 'n' Roll High School.

Mötley Crüe version

Released as a single in 1985, "Smokin' in the Boys Room" reached #16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and became Mötley Crüe's first Top 40 hit.[1] Their version of the song appears in the 1986 film The Wraith.

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 69th ed, Billboard Publications, Inc. 1996. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6