"Really, how did you find that job?"
It had it's up and downs.
Special mention to the Frantic Elevators (probably the only time Hucknall will feature on this blog), Lift To Experience and the excellent Thirteenth Floor Elevators.
10. Misty's Big Adventure - Elevator, Escalator, Stairs
MBA seem to have all their up/down options covered here.
9. Jeff Lynne - Lift Me Up
Because Jeff, being an Englishman, knows we call 'em lifts. Great song; seriously bad video.
8. Dubstar - Elevator Song
It's easy to forget Dubstar. One listen to this will remind you not to. And Sarah Blackwood is from Halifax, so extra points there too.
7. Stars - Elevator Love Letter
An office affair with a rich girl...
My office glows all night long...is a far less crude elevator-related come on than the one we'll hear at #1.
It's a nuclear show and the stars are gone
Take me home
6. The Apples In Stereo - Hey, Elevator
...although "Elevator, take me straight to your bed" is, perhaps, our least subtle offering of the night.
5. Grandaddy - Elevate Myself
Classic anti-rock star lyrics from Jason Lytle & co.
I don't wanna work all night and day4. Television - Elevation
On writing songs that make the young girls cry
Or playing little solos on the keyboards
So the kids will ask me how and why...
You can't go wrong with a track (any track!) from the majestic Marquee Moon.
3. Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
All. Time. Classic.
2. Prince - Let's Go Crazy
The video, of course, is nowhere to be found on the internet because Prince hates letting people hear his songs. But if the elevator tries to bring you down... go crazy: punch a higher floor!
1. Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator
One day I'll compile a Top Ten Cheesy Spoken Intros or a Top Ten Videos That Start Before The Song Begins or even a Top Ten Sexist Gags In Rock Videos. In all three, Love In An Elevator will come top.
I can't help but love both the song and the video though... they're everything that was (gloriously) wrong about 80's American rock.
Which floor are you getting off at today?