I Could Get Used To This
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written:
February-March 2018 / Brooklyn
Album:
Shine A Light (Polydor, 2019)
Audio:
 

Bryan Adams - vocal, bass
Jim Vallance - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, tambourine, backing vocals
Pat Steward - drums

Produced by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. Bass and drums recorded by Adam Greenholtz at The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, Canada. Guitars and vocals recorded in Jim's room at the AKA Hotel, New York. Mixed by Adam Greenholtz at The Warehouse Studio. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine.

Comments:
 
Samantha Barks as Vivian, Nederlander Theatre, New York 2019.
 
"I Could Get Used To This" was written for "Pretty Woman: The Musical".

In the original 1990 film version of "Pretty Woman" Julia Roberts is seen in a bathtub at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, singing along to the Prince song, "Kiss".

For the 2018 Broadway version of "Pretty Woman" director Jerry Mitchell wanted to try something different. He briefly considered "Summer of 69" in place of "Kiss", but in the end, he asked us to write an original song for the bathtub scene ... something with nonsense lyrics, where Vivian could simply sing "hoo, hoo, ya, ya" -- or something like that.

With such clear instructions the song nearly wrote itself!

The bathtub scene is short, so we only wrote one verse, about 40 seconds of music and lyric. Everyone loved the song and asked for a full-length version for possible inclusion on the "Pretty Woman" cast album. So, we simply doubled the verse and chorus and added a drum break to connect the two sections. Instant song ... except the track still comes in under the two-minute mark.

Samantha Barks and the Pretty Woman orchestra recorded the song at the Power Station studio in New York, but it wasn't included on the cast album. Bryan also recorded the song, and that's the version that appears on his "Shine A Light" album.

Regarding short songs ...

It's worth noting that every song on "Meet The Beatles" (The Beatles 1963 debut album) is in the two-minute range, as are most of the songs on Elvis Costello's debut album, with several being under two minutes.
Recording:
Pending
Beatles:
Meet The Beatles - Side One

1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" – 2:24
2. "I Saw Her Standing There" – 2:50
3. "This Boy" – 2:11
4. "It Won't Be Long" – 2:11
5. "All I've Got to Do" – 2:05
6. "All My Loving" – 2:04

Meet The Beatles - Side Two

1. "Don't Bother Me" – 2:28
2. "Little Child" – 1:46
3. "Till There Was You" – 2:12
4. "Hold Me Tight" – 2:30
5. "I Wanna Be Your Man" – 1:59
6. "Not a Second Time" – 2:03
Elvis Costello:
My Aim Is True - Side One

1. "Welcome to the Working Week" – 1:22
2. "Miracle Man" – 3:31
3. "No Dancing" – 2:39
4. "Blame It on Cain" – 2:49
5. "Alison" – 2:54
6. "Sneaky Feelings" – 2:09

My Aim Is True - Side Two

1. "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" – 2:47
2. "Less Than Zero" – 3:15
3. "Mystery Dance" – 1:38
4. "Pay It Back" – 2:33
5. "I'm Not Angry" – 2:57
6. "Waiting for the End of the World" – 3:22
Lyrics: Hoo hoo, ya ya
I could get used to this, baby

Hoo hoo, ya ya
This could be my style
I'm talkin' 'bout forever

Hoo hoo, ya ya
Just turn me loose a bit, baby

Hoo hoo, ya ya
C'mon and make me smile

We're in this together

I'm talkin' 'bout life
I'm talkin' 'bout love

Hoo hoo, ya ya
I could get used to this, baby

Hoo hoo, ya ya
This could be my style

I'm talkin' 'bout forever

Hoo hoo, ya ya
Just turn me loose a bit, baby

Hoo hoo, ya ya
C'mon and make me smile

We're in this together

I could get used to this
I could get used to this

Hoo hoo, ya ya
I could get used to this