Aerosmith - Songs


Aerosmith is a highly acclaimed and veteran hard rock band that became internationally famous beginning in the early 1970s. Their best known songs include such classic rock staples as the rousing "Sweet Emotion" (1975), the soaring "Dream On" (1973, 1976 remake), the funky "Walk This Way" (1976, 1986 remake), the chilling "Janie's Got A Gun" (1990), and the epic "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (1998) which is featured in the soundtrack to "Armageddon" starring Bruce Willis.

Formed in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, the lineup consists of lead singer Steven Tyler, Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums), and Brad Whitford (guitar), with Tyler and Perry serving as the band's main songwriters. After signing with Columbia in 1972, Aerosmith took the 1970s by storm with the release of a series of multi-platinum recordings beginning in 1973 with their eponymous debut album. Perry and Whitford left Aerosmith in 1979 and 1981, respectively, due to internal conflicts within the band, and were replaced by Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay. Both Perry and Whitford returned in 1984, and by the late 1980s, the band had regained its huge popularity after a comeback tour and the release of more multi-platinum albums.

Aerosmith debuted in 1973 on the Pop/Rock charts with a shorter version "Dream On," which was a minor hit. Upon its re-release in 1976 as a longer remake, this classic power ballad made the Top 10 and became one of the band's all-time signature songs. Aerosmith had its first Top 40 hit in 1975 with "Sweet Emotion," and the band's fame continued to take off during the late 1970s with such smashes as "Last Child" (1976), "Walk This Way" (1976), "Back In The Saddle" (1977), "Draw The Line" (1977), and a cover of The Beatles' "Come Together" (1978). The band's other hits through 1980 also include a hard rock rendition of The Shangri-Las' "Remember (Walking In The Sand)" (1980).

Aerosmith had a resurgence in popularity on the charts beginning in 1987 with "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)." The band's long string of hits through the late 1990s, culminating in 1998 with the chart-topping "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," also include "Angel" (1988), "Rag Doll" (1988), "Love In An Elevator" (1989), "Janie's Got A Gun" (1989), "What It Takes" (1990), "Livin' On The Edge" (1993), "Cryin'" (1993), and "Crazy" (1994). Aerosmith continued to chart into the 2010s, reaching another major milestone in 2001 with "Jaded," which topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

Aerosmith has continued to perform and record actively to the present day, amassing a huge and loyal following over the years. A top selling band with over 150 million records sold to date worldwide, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and are included in Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The band's numerous other honors and accolades include four Grammys, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.



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