Written by prolific sports theme composer Keith Mansfield in the Seventies, it's so upbeat that you have to work hard not to feel excited.
If a character enters an elevator for any reason, the music playing on its speaker system — regardless of the program's genre — is almost always some version of "The Girl from Ipanema" by the great Antônio Carlos Jobim.
Now, let's give our Beverly Hills heroes a big Dating Game kiss!
The score by Harold Faltermeyer is great music and perfect for the movie, but also show's that Harold Faltermeyer may have been a fan of John Carpenter -who composes the music for his films.
Some modern viewers know the show best for Eubanks' supposedly Unusual Euphemism for sexual intercourse, "whoopie".
This impression is probably due to modern viewers' Small Reference Pools, since the euphemism was very well-known in the 1970s it comes from a 1920s pop tune that was covered more than 300 times between 19.
However, this fell out of favor in the 1990s and ever since the noticeably smaller number of places (including the relatively few elevators) that music will have the actual songs rather than the instrumental knock-offs, making this in general a Forgotten Trope, and a Dead Horse Trope in the case of this song.
Usually an integral part of an Uncomfortable Elevator Moment.During the playboy mansion scene, the song being played is "Hold On" by Keta Bill.This is still unreleased to this day and was not put on the soundtrack.This song does not appear on the soundtrack, and is not performed by any band in the film.The most famous version was recorded by Jazz legend Herb Alpert and it's actually hummed by Axel, Billy and later Sarge, which Billy ID's for him as the theme music to "The Dating Game".Inexplicably, though, of all the classic hit songs Bob Seger has released, only "Shakedown" ever hit Billboard's #1 spot.