What's in a great cover song? How can a band take a song that has already been done, and make it a bigger hit? Is there a right and wrong way to cover a song?

It's a "Cover Up" weekend on 96.7 The Eagle. We will hit you with a different classic rock cover song every hour this weekend. Some were once hits, and recreated. Some of these tunes were deep cuts, but taken to hit status when covered.

So what does it take to make a great cover song? Personally, I want the song to remain true to the original BUT you need to add your own flavor. Going too far to the left of right, can ruin the song...we've all heard those.

In 1973 Brownsville Station released the song "Smokin' in the Boys Room." It was a fun, sing-a-long about not getting caught smoking in the school bathroom. Fast forward to 1985, and the Motley Crue album "Theater of Pain." The glam rockers had a major hit in waiting with "Home Sweet Home" but how could these super stars lead off the record...A bad ass cover song! Motley's version of "Smokin' in the Boys Room" was the bands first Top 40 hit, and exploded on MTV.

It's a "Cover Up" weekend on 96.7 The Eagle...enjoy!