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The best songs about lifts

29th September 2022


It may come as a surprise, but there are a plethora of songs that are about or are named after a lift or elevator, with some of them being really popular to this day. Song topics can be about anything and everything and in this article, we take a look at some of the best songs about lifts. Music is a great way to boost the mood and spirits and for those who may have mobility problems or are often looking into home lifts for sale, music is a wonderful way to release endorphins and put a smile on your face.  

Keep on reading to find out more information about these songs as well as any notable accolades they may have been awarded over the years.

(Please be aware that some songs in this list contain strong language and themes)

Elevator – Flo Rida (feat. Timbaland)

“Stuck on my elevator, she on the second floor”

His second chart hit after Low, Elevator was released by American artist Flo Rida in February 2008 and features Timbaland, who also produced the song. Managing to reach number 4 on the iTunes U.S chart it is a popular Flo Rida song and features on the album Mail on Sunday.

The song has some impressive accolades, including going platinum in the U.S and gold in Australia and Canada. However, it only peaked at number 20 in the UK charts.

Love in an Elevator – Aerosmith

“Love in an elevator, livin' it up when I hit the ground”

Performed by American rock band Aerosmith, Love in an Elevator was released in August 1989 and features on their third album Pump. Aerosmith are commonly known for their hits I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, Dream On and Cryin’ which featured in the charts between the 80s and 90s.

Joe Perry and Steven Tyler wrote the song and it peaked at number 13 in the UK charts but did reach number 1 on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was nominated for a Grammy in 1990 but lost out to the band Living Colour.

Elevator – The Pussycat Dolls

“You're stuck on one while I'm pressing three, then we end up on the fourth floor, and then we disagree.”

The second song in one year with the same name, The Pussycat Dolls released their single Elevator in 2008 which featured on their album Doll Domination. The Pussycat Dolls released Doll Domination in 2008 and it was a hit album going platinum in Ireland, Canada and Australia.

Lift – Radiohead

“You've been stuck in a lift, in the belly of a whale, at the bottom of the ocean”

One of the newest releases on the list, Lift is a song released by English rock band Radiohead in 2017, although first performed and recorded in 1996. After being widely circulated and adored since its first performance, the band felt pressure to release it, so finally released the 1996 version in June 2017.

Released alongside two previously unreleased tracks, the original Lift single was recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios and the video that was released later into 2017 goes into detail about the unusual journey in a lift.

Crowded Elevator – Incubus

“Fifteen minutes to six and fourteen floors to go, thirteen suited strangers makes a crowded elevator slow”

Released by Incubus in 2003, Crowded Elevator was the tenth track featured on Scream 3: The Album, the accompanying soundtrack to the 2000 horror film of the same name. Incubus are an American rock band from California who formed in 1991. Their alternative rock music has been popular for over 20 years and their song Crowded Elevator was no exception proving popular across the globe.

Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett

“All I ever wanted to be, was an elevator operator, can you help me please?”

If rock or pop aren’t your style, why not check out our next suggestion? Released by Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, Elevator Operator was released in 2015, as the first track on her album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Born in 1987, Courtney has released three albums which can be described as ‘indie rock’ and has been nominated for the likes of a Grammy and BRIT over the years.

Elevators (Me & You) – OutKast

“We moving on up in the world like elevators”

OutKast are commonly known for their top hit Hey Ya that was released in 2003 and has been a huge hit ever since, but they also have a song called Elevators that was released in 1996. It peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 5 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

The best songs about lifts:

  • Elevator – Flo Rida (feat. Timbaland)
  • Love in an Elevator – Aerosmith
  • Elevator – The Pussycat Dolls
  • Lift – Radiohead
  • Crowded Elevator – Incubus
  • Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
  • Elevators - OutKast

If you’re wanting to enjoy some feel-good tunes or are just interested to see how many songs there are about lifts, then we hope this article has given you a little more insight. For more useful guides like this, take a look at our blog.

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