As we get ready to welcome the "Bad Boys From Boston' back home, well, 90 miles from home, Aerosmith plays the MGM Springfield for 4 nights starting next Wednesday August 21st, one of their biggest hits celebrates a birthday. "Love In An Elevator" was released on this day 30 years ago!
It was the lead single from the album "Pump." The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard charts and received a Grammy award nomination in 1990 for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal, but lost out to The Traveling Wilburys.
Steven Tyler has told a couple of stories about the origin of the song. One has him 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.
The other story was also in a hotel, where Tyler was making out with a girl in the elevator and they started having sex as the doors opened; "It felt like a lifetime waiting for those doors to close," he said.