"Love In An Elevator" - Aerosmith
from the album Pump (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #5 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 11
Today's song of the day comes from the hard rock heroes from Boston, Aerosmith, whose comeback album Permanent Vacation had landed them three top-40 pop hits with "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)", "Rag Doll", and the #3 power-ballad "Angel". Rolling off that success, the band set to record their next record, Pump, with the same producer, Bruce Fairbairn, that helped their sound be loud and hard yet accessible to pop radio on their last set. The first single from the record, "Love In An Elevator", again used the double-entendre lyrical hook to sell the by-the-book pop-metal song, written by Joe Perry and Steven Tyler. In doing so, it sounded less 70s Aerosmith and more Def Leppard/Bon Jovi (no surprise, since Fairbairn helmed the latter's Slippery When Wet album)...
"Love In An Elevator" became Aerosmith's fourth top-10 pop hit in the U.S. in October of 1989. The song also was their first top to go to #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, where it stayed for two weeks. Internationally, the single reached the top-20 in Canada (#13), the UK (#13), the Netherlands (#14), New Zealand (#15), and Ireland (#18), and stopped at #33 in Australia.
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Here's the band appearing on the MTV Music Video awards in 1990...
...and lastly, Aerosmith in concert...
Up tomorrow: Eccentric piano man plays a little doctor.