366TAS: 5:39 – Aerosmith – Love in an Elevator

Once upon a time, before they descended into popular soundtrack anthem schlockery, Aerosmith was a real rock band. It may be easy to forget – it’s been over two decades now – but as recently as 1990, these guys could really rock out. The transition from the 80’s to the 90’s was a major turning point for Aerosmith. Through 1989’s Pump, none of Aerosmith’s first ten albums reached the top of the Billboard charts. They had also put 13 songs in the Billboard Hot 100, but never any in the top spot.

Then between 1993 and 1998, the band then had two number one albums (1993’s Get A Grip, notable mostly for a series of videos starring Alicia Silverstone and 1997’s Nine Lives, notable for absolutely nothing) and their only chart-topping single, the dreadfully schmaltzy, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”. Guys, I’m sure that you’ve made a lot of money off this stuff, but really, you should have just quit while you were ahead after Pump. You really would rather be remembered for “Love in an Elevator” than the song that launched a thousand wedding reception first dances. That’s not very rock and roll…

Love in an Elevator – Aerosmith

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