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"Elevate" is the title track and final song from Big Time Rush's second studio album, Elevate. It was co-written by James Maslow alongside Eric Sanicola, Damon Sharpe, and Johnny Severin. On June 3, 2012, "Elevate" was released as a promotional single in the United Kingdom.

In the show, the song debuted in Big Time Movie as one of the first songs played on Big Time Rush's world tour.

Composition[]

"Elevate" was one of the last songs written for Big Time Rush's second album. James Maslow co-wrote the song with Damon Sharpe and Eric Sanicola during a writing session in July 2011.[1] When describing the inspiration for the track, Maslow said that the band already had "lots of mid-tempo [songs]" and "a lot of slows" for the album, which encouraged them to try something different, going for an "upbeat party track song." Damon Sharpe gave the idea of creating a title track.[2] On behalf of himself and the band, Maslow said, "We love it as a whole and it’s just enjoyable and fun for everybody and I think that track really represents just having a good time."[2]

Johnny Powers Severin additionally worked on the track as a writer and producer.

On the Show[]

The song was heard in Big Time Movie and was the last song the guys performed on their All Over the World Tour in London. They performed it onstage after A Hard Day's Night.

In Backstage Rush, the boys are in Toronto for their concert and have one more chance of breaking the quick change record held by N'Sync. The boys are able to slow down time and break the record and perform the song, which was the finale for the concert.

The song is also played in Big Time Returns where Gustavo tells Carlos to pick this song for their radio appearance.

During Big Time Surprise, Kendall is trying to prove that Beau, Lucy's ex-boyfriend, is un-loyal. The song plays when they chase him around the apartment and successfully prove a point to Lucy, causing Beau to leave. Lucy and Kendall share a moment only to get caught by Jo.

Music Video[]

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Big Time Rush - Elevate

A music video, directed by Shawn Corrigan, premiered on Nickelodeon on April 21, 2012, alongside the Big Time Tour Special television special. Corrigan was hired to travel with the band while they toured, and create "lifestyle and time-lapse and crowd source footage to cut with a Multi-cam shoot for the final video."[3]

Lyrics[]

Lyrics transcribed from Elevate liner notes.[4]

Elevate a little higher
Let's throw a party in the sky and celebrate
Elevate until we fly, yeah
Move your feet until you levitate, come on let's elevate

Forget about your day under the milky way
I know a place where we can go
No need to be afraid
Come on, I'll demonstrate
Take you to outer space
Here we go, here we go
If you want to party
And I know you're down
If you want to party, you want to party

CHORUS:
Elevate a little higher
Let's throw a party in the sky and celebrate
Elevate until we fly, yeah
Move your feet until you levitate, come on let's elevate
Elevate (2X)

We're floating in the air
Look at the view from here
Show you a world you've never seen before
We're dancing in the stars, no matter where we are
Jupiter Boulevard, here we go, here we go
If you want to party
And I know you're down
If you want to party, you want to party

CHORUS

Don't even hesitate, just let it escalate
I want to see you go up
Break through the ceiling
Now it's time to hit the clouds
And now we ain't coming down

CHORUS

Credits and personnel[]

Credits transcribed from the liner notes of Elevate.[4]

  • Written by Damon Sharpe, Johnny Powers Severin, James Maslow, and Eric Sanicola
  • Produced by Eric Sanicola for RedOne Productions, Damon Sharpe for Damon Sharpe Music, and Johnny Powers Severin for RedOne Productions
  • Engineered by Eric Sanicola and Damon Sharpe
  • Mixed by Trevor Muzzy for RedOne Productions

Trivia[]

  • The song was included as background music on AXN in an Asian commercial.[citation needed]

References

  1. Sharpe, Damon [@damonsharpe] (July 29, 2011). "did a sick record with @jamesmaslow and @eric_redone last night! "next level" ;)" (Tweet). Retrieved 11 November 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Interview: James Maslow". Tommy2.Net. Retrieved 4 June 2022.
  3. Corrigan, Shawn. "Elevate Music Video". Vimeo, uploaded May 3, 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevate (Media notes). Nickelodeon Records, Columbia Records. 2011.

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V·T·E Songs in Big Time Rush
Season 1 "Big Time Rush" · "Famous" · "City Is Ours" · "Any Kind of Guy" · "This Is Our Someday" · "Halfway There" · "Stuck" · "A Shot in the Dark" · "Count on You"
Season 2 "Til I Forget About You" · "Boyfriend" · "I Know You Know" · "Big Night" · "Nothing Even Matters" · "Make a Beautiful Christmas" · "All I Want for Christmas" · "Yardsquirrel's Christmas" · "Oh Yeah" · "Dance, Dance, Dance" · "The Mom Song" · "Worldwide" · "Paralyzed" · "Superstar" · "If I Ruled the World" · "Blow Your Speakers" · "All Over Again"
Season 3 "Love Me Love Me" · "Time of Our Life" · "Cover Girl" · "Elevate" · "Movin' Up to Bel Air" · "Windows Down" · "No Idea"
Season 4 "Like Nobody's Around" · "With Ur Love" · "Picture This" · "You Dumped Me for Her" · "24/seven" · "Confetti Falling" · "My Friends" · "Song for You" · "Run Wild" · "Untouchable" · "Get Up" · "Crazy for U" · "We Are"
Big Time Movie "Can't Buy Me Love" · "Help" · "A Hard Day's Night" · "We Can Work It Out" · "Revolution" · "Music Sounds Better with U"
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