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Love In An Elevator by Aerosmith
Album: PumpReleased: 1989Charted:
This is a song about love, elevators, and the combination thereof. Lyrically, Aerosmith has some songs with a deeper meaning
, but many of their songs have fun lyrics set to tracks that show off their musicianship.
They also have plenty of experiences to draw from that make great fodder for stories and songs. As Steven Tyler tells it, this one was inspired by one of his pre-sobriety days when he found himself in a hotel hot tub with a bevy of women. When they moved the party to his room, they piled into the hotel elevator wearing nothing but towels and bathrobes. One of the ladies decided to have some fun and push all the buttons in the elevator, which brought it down to the lobby. When one of the girls opened her robe to show Tyler her goods, the elevator doors opened, giving the crowded lobby a look.
Steven Tyler wrote this song with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. Musically, it was a fusion of different ideas they came up with at a jam session - Buddy Miles was an influence. Tyler came up with the lyrics, but was concerned that the title was too juvenile. Perry pointed out that they already had a song called "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
" which worked out very well for them, so they went with "Love In An Elevator."
All five members of Aerosmith sing the last chorus a capella; in live performances, they all sing into the same microphone. (thanks, Andy - Arlington)
In Disney World in Orlando, Florida, this song is played in some cars on the Rock N' Roll Rollercoaster with the lyrics altered to "Love In A Rollercoaster." Riders join a virtual Aerosmith on a trip to "The Forum." (thanks, Caitlin - Upper Township, NJ)