Urban Legends

Love Rollercoaster

Love Rollercoaster is an urban legend about a song by the Ohio Players that is said to contain the scream of a murdered woman.

Love Rollercoaster

The song, Love Rollercoaster, was a big hit for the Ohio Players when it was released in 1975. According to the urban legend, if you listen to the song, around the 2:30 mark, you can hear the blood-curdling scream of a woman being murdered.

As the story goes, the Ohio Players wanted an eye-catching cover for their album and hired a model to pose for the picture. She was supposed to hold a jar of honey and let it drip into her mouth with a spoon.

However, during the photoshoot, they boiled the honey so that it would drip more easily. Unfortunately, they heated it too much and when the model dripped the honey on herself, she was badly burned. They say she was left permanently disfigured and unable to find work as a model anymore.

A short time later, while the Ohio Players were recording their song Love Rollercoaster, the model stormed into the studio and threatened to sue them for everything they had. The bandโ€™s manager allegedly got into a violent argument with the woman and ended up stabbing her to death with a knife in the control room.

Her dying screams were recorded on the soundtrack.

Of course, all of this is an urban myth. The model’s name was Ester Cordet and she is still alive. The high-pitched scream was made by one of the band members to add some excitement to the song. Apparently, a DJ made up the rumor about the scream and the murder and it spread like wildfire. The urban legend made the song very popular and the band sold a lot more records, so they never denied that the legend was true in case it hurt their record sales.

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