Ted Nugent Names The Mötley Crüe Song That Brought A Fortune To Its Songwriter
In one of his recent live streams on Facebook, Ted Nugent revealed a well-known Mötley Crüe song, which became very popular and made its songwriter very rich. Also, his fans agreed with Nugent, considering the song’s commercial success.
As you may know, Brownsville Station released their third studio album entitled ‘Yeah!’ in August 1973. It was the band’s most popular record, and some of its hit tracks, ‘Sweet Jane,’ ‘Love, Love, Love,’ and ‘Smokin’ in the Boys Room,’ gained appreciation from both rock music fans and critics. One of them drew the attention of Mötley Crüe members too.
Mötley Crüe released the cover version of ‘Smokin’ in the Boys Room’ as a single in 1985. The song’s popularity peaked after the band’s performance and became Crüe’s first Top 40 hit by reaching No. 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In addition, the song’s music video, in which Mötley Crüe invited a boy that people constantly bullied to join them, was appreciated a lot.
Furthermore, Ted Nugent highlighted the Brownsville Station song’s success, especially after Mötley Crüe covered it. He said that Mike Lutz, the writer of ‘Smokin’ in the Boys Room,’ earned a lot of money thanks to the hit. Nugent’s fans shared their ideas, saying that it is one of their favorite Mötley Crüe songs/covers, and they are still listening to it.
In Nugent’s words, he said:
“Mike Lutz, Brownsville Station’s ‘Smokin’ in the Boys Room.’ He wrote that song, and then Mötley guys made him a lot of money.“
You can listen to the song below.