Here’s another example: Brownsville Station recorded “Smoking in the Boy’s Room” for their 1973 album Yeah. That version hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Motley Crue recorded a cover version in 1985 that hit #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the band’s first hit. Yes, we realize that Brownsville Station had another Top 40 hit with “Kings of the Party” when it reached #31 in 1974. But most people still think of the band as a 1970s one-hit wonder. Who are we to disagree.
Enjoy this heaping slab of 80s cover songs and hits. Plus the original clip along with it so you can compare and decide which version is best.