"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 gentlemen's restroom
. 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.Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits
, 6th ed, Billboard Publications, Inc. 1996. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6
- "Smokin' in the Boys Room"
- "Use It or Lose It"