'''Basic Trope''': The soothing [[ElectronicMusic Muzak]] played on an elevator.
* '''Straight''': Alice gets on an elevator, which is playing soothing Muzak.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** The song is a Muzak version of a well-known song, rather than just generic Muzak.
** Everyone on the elevator begins [[CrowdSong a sing-along]].
** The Muzak can be heard everywhere in the building, not just on the elevators.
** Every elevator in the city plays the same Muzak.
* '''Downplayed''': The elevator music is intermittent, and leans slightly in the easy listening direction, but is still far from being Muzak.
* '''Justified''':
** Technically, it's illegal to play copyrighted music without paying royalties to record companies, even if it ''is'' to keep people calm and entertained on an elevator or while holding on phone lines; Muzak is a less expensive alternative.
** It also (if it doesn't feature any singer) prevents people from becoming upset by offensive lyrics, or the company looking "unprofessional" for playing such.
** For a time, this ''was'' TruthInTelevision, although it's [[AluminumChristmasTrees less common these days]]. (It's [[UndeadHorseTrope usually]] PlayedForLaughs.)
* '''Inverted''': Over the elevator's intercom, the radio is being played, nothing but well-known hits.
* '''Subverted''':
** The song is not electronic music
** Alice doesn't hear Muzak on the elevator
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But it's [[CoveredUp a cover of]] a popular song, in a completely different style or genre than the original
** Or it's a song or artist few people have ''ever'' heard of.
** But she does hear it when she calls customer service.
* '''Parodied''':
** [[{{Gasshole}} Bob]] [[ToiletHumor farts]] the elevator music.
** UncomfortableElevatorMoment
** The Muzak becomes HotterAndSexier, and AliceAndBob start the ElevatorGoingDown.
** It's the Muzak version of "Look What They've Done To My Song."
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': The elevator plays no music of any kind over its intercom.
* '''Enforced''': There is an awkward tension between AliceAndBob and the music adds to the humor.
* '''Lampshaded''': "This elevator music is terrible."
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': The mall is hoping the Muzak will make people in the elevator want to buy more stuff.
* '''Defied''':
** The elevator music is classical rather than Muzak.
** Operators decide not to play any music at all.
* '''Discussed''': "Bob, I know this song from somewhere." "Yeah, Girl from Ipanema. They play it all the time in elevators."
* '''Conversed''': ???
''Tall and tan, and young and lovely, The Girl from Ipanema goes walking; and when she passes, each one she passes goes--[[TheElevatorFromIpanema ahhh]].''
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