elevator music


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elevator music

Soft, usually jazzy recorded music played in public places. The phrase is often used derisively. Sorry, but this sounds like elevator music to me. Let's put on some real jazz.
See also: elevator, music

elevator music

n. dull, uninteresting music of the type that can be heard in elevators or shops. (see also ear candy.) Elevator music is better than listening to someone chewing food.
See also: elevator, music
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Jared: If people enjoy listening to it as elevator music, I'm all for that.
It is far too nice of an establishment to have to put up with casual shoppers as they walk by along with the poor elevator music that seemed to play throughout.
This is not to say her song or performance were great, merely that they were better than the elevator music of the others.
By that I do not mean that it is inconsequential elevator music.
Or perhaps it was not one song in particular - just a general weariness of elevator music that prompted workers at 13 Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles offices (Eugene's DMV wasn't one of them) to suggest recently that the state could save the $160 a month it costs to feed Muzak into the lobbies where drivers come to take exams, renew licenses and register vehicles.
American Blandstand", Teenagers dancing to an hour of elevator music.
There are some people who can appreciate the genius of classical music arrangements and jazz compositions, and others who think it's just elevator music.
We have licensed all different types of music from current artists, so it's not just elevator music.
Chardonnay is elevator music for a tone-deaf nation.
It was like listening to elevator music cranking out of your car radio.
The epic-scaled 1978 Dawn of the Dead moved the action to a shopping mall for a grisly satire of consumer culture; the most brain-dead viewer couldn't miss the meaning of those zombies shambling dimly to the elevator music and eating intestines outside the Thom McAn shoe store.
guitar they think it's going to be this sad, sappy elevator music.
Comforting elevator music plays as we take our seats, punctuated with chainsaws and blood-curdling screams.
Like Brinkley, many Americans want to make their lives easier by not having to take time off work to go to the doctor or waste precious minutes listening to elevator music as they wait for lab results.
Elkie Brooks proved she was still a singer at The Journal Tyne Theatre, Richard Clayderman brought elevator music to life at Newcastle City Hall and pop darling, Anastacia packed out the Metro Radio Arena.