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The following 98 pages are in this category, out of 98 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Aerosmith – Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as the Bad Boys from Boston and Americas Greatest Rock and Roll Band. Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues. They were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970, in 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston. They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of gold and platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974. In 1975, the broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic. Two additional albums followed in 1977 and 1979 and their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Hot 100 singles, by the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the Blue Army. The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing the album Rock in a Hard Place, which was certified gold, Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records. After a comeback tour, the band recorded Done with Mirrors, the band also became a pop culture phenomenon with popular music videos and notable appearances in television, film, and video games. Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable, additional albums followed in 2001,2004, and 2012. Since 2001, the band has toured every year, except 2008, Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records in the United States alone. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, in 2013, the bands principal songwriters, Tyler and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1964, Steven Tyler formed his own called the Strangeurs—later Chain Reaction—in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Perry and Hamilton formed the Jam Band, which was based on free-form, Hamilton and Perry moved to Boston, Massachusetts in September 1969. There they met Joey Kramer, a drummer from Yonkers, New York, Kramer knew Tyler and had always hoped to play in a band with him. Kramer, a Berklee College of Music student, decided to school to join Jam Band. In 1970, Chain Reaction and Jam Band played at the same gig, Tyler immediately loved Jam Bands sound, and wanted to combine the two bands
2. Baby, Please Don't Go – Baby, Please Dont Go is a blues song which has been called one of the most played, arranged, and rearranged pieces in blues history by music historian Gerard Herzhaft. Its roots have been traced back to nineteenth-century American songs which deal with themes of bondage, Delta blues musician Big Joe Williams popularized the song with several versions beginning in 1935. After World War II, Chicago blues and rhythm and blues artists adapted the song to music styles. In 1952, a version by the Orioles reached the top ten on the race records chart. In 1953, Muddy Waters recorded the song as an electric Chicago-ensemble blues piece, by the early 1950s, the song became a blues standard. In the 1960s, Baby, Please Dont Go became a rock song after the Northern Irish group Them recorded it in 1964. Several music writers have identified Jimmy Page, a studio guitarist at the time, as participating in the recording, subsequently, Thems uptempo rock arrangement also made it a rock standard. Baby, Please Dont Go has been inducted into both the Blues and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame, Baby, Please Dont Go is likely an adaptation of Long John, an old folk theme which dates back to the time of slavery in the United States. Blues researcher Paul Garon notes that the melody is based on Alabamy Bound, composed by Tin Pan Alley writer Ray Henderson, with lyrics by Buddy DeSylva and Bud Green in 1925. The song, a show tune, inspired several other songs between 1925 and 1935, such as Elder Greene Blues, Alabama Bound, and Dont You Leave Me Here. These variants were recorded by Charlie Patton, Lead Belly, Monette Moore, Henry Thomas, author Linda Dahl suggests a connection to a song with the same title by Mary Williams Johnson in the late 1920s and early 1930s. However, Johnson, who was married to jazz-influenced blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson, never recorded it, Blues researcher Jim ONeal notes that Williams sometimes said that the song was written by his wife, singer Bessie Mae Smith. Big Joe Williams used the imprisonment theme for his October 31,1935, recording of Baby and he recorded it during his first session for Lester Melrose and Bluebird Records in Chicago. Musical notation for the song indicates a moderate-tempo fifteen-bar blues in 44 or common time in the key of B flat, as with many Delta blues songs of the era, it remains on the tonic chord throughout without the progression to the subdominant or dominant chords. The lyrics express a prisoners anxiety about his lover leaving before he returns home, The song became a hit, on December 12,1941, he recorded a second version titled Please Dont Go in Chicago for Bluebird, with a more modern arrangement and lyrics. Blues historian Gerard Herzhaft calls it the most exciting version, which Williams recorded using his trademark nine-string guitar, accompanying him are Sonny Boy Williamson I on harmonica and Alfred Elkins on imitation bass. Since both songs appeared before recording industry publications began tracking such releases, it is unknown which version was more popular, in 1947, he recorded it for Columbia Records with Williamson and Ransom Knowling on bass and Judge Riley on drums. This version did not reach the Billboard Race Records chart, Big Joe Williams various recordings inspired other blues musicians to record their interpretations of the song and it became a blues standard
3. Come Together – Come Together is a song by the Beatles written primarily by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song is the track on the album Abbey Road and was also released as a single coupled with Something. The song reached the top of the charts in the United States and its gobbledygook, Come Together was an expression that Leary had come up with for his attempt at being president or whatever he wanted to be, and he asked me to write a campaign song. I tried and tried, but I couldnt come up with one, but I came up with this, Come Together, which wouldve been no good to him - you couldnt have a campaign song like that, right. It has been speculated that each verse refers cryptically to one of the Beatles and it has also been suggested that the song has only a single pariah-like protagonist and Lennon was painting another sardonic self-portrait. Lennon played rhythm guitar and sang the vocal, McCartney played bass, Harrison played lead guitar and it was produced by George Martin and recorded at the end of July 1969 at Abbey Road Studios. In the intro, Lennon says, shoot me, which is accompanied by his handclaps, the famous Beatles walrus from I Am the Walrus and Glass Onion returns in the line he got walrus gumboot, followed by he got Ono sideboard. Bluesman Muddy Waters is also mentioned in the song, Lennon replied, Dont worry, Ill do the overdubs on this. Come Together was released as the B-side of Something and as the track of Abbey Road. The single was released on 6 October 1969 in the US, was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks, the single had less success when it was released on 31 October 1969 in the UK, only reaching No. 4, possibly due to the BBC banning the song because the mention of Coca-Cola violated the BBCs policy against product placement. Rolling Stone ranked Come Together at #202 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, along with Something, Come Together became the Beatles 18th number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, surpassing Elvis Presleys record of 17. In 1973, Come Together was the subject of a lawsuit brought against Lennon by Big Seven Music Corp. who was the publisher of Chuck Berrys You Cant Catch Me, Levy contended that it sounded similar musically to Berrys original and shared some lyrics. Before recording, Lennon and McCartney deliberately slowed the song down, after settling out of court, Lennon promised to record three other songs owned by Levy. A brief version of Ya Ya with Lennon and his son Julian was released on the album Walls and Bridges in 1974. You Cant Catch Me and another version of Ya Ya were released on Lennons 1975 album Rock n Roll, Levy again sued Lennon for breach of contract, and was eventually awarded $6,795. Lennon countersued after Levy released an album of Lennon material using tapes that were in his possession and was eventually awarded $84,912.96, the availability of separate tracks from the original Beatles multi-tracks have made fresh investigation of the Beatles personnel data possible. One of the discoveries is that on the verses of Come Together, when it came time to record it, John played the electric piano instead of Paul
4. Crazy (Aerosmith song) – Crazy is a power ballad performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith and written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Desmond Child. It was the single from their massively successful 1994 album Get a Grip. It was released as a single in 1994 and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, in the United Kingdom, it was released as a double-A side with Blind Man, which reached #23. The songs lyrics are about a woman who comes and goes, the video for the song was directed by Marty Callner and received heavy rotation on MTV. It was one of the most requested videos of 1994 and it featured the third appearance of Alicia Silverstone in the bands videos, and was the career debut of Stevens then-teenaged daughter Liv Tyler. The decision to cast Liv in the video for Crazy was based on the creators having seen her in a Pantene commercial. The video is film-like and depicts the two as schoolgirls who skip class and run away, driving off in a black Ford Mustang convertible in a similar to the 1991 hit film Thelma & Louise. The two use their looks to take advantage of a service station clerk, and needing money. The video is noteworthy for its risque and sexually suggestive scenes, the video is edited to show the similarities in stage moves of Steven Tyler and daughter Liv. The girls win the competition, then spend the night in a motel. They continue their joyride the following day, where they encounter a young sweaty and they persuade him to join them in their journey, where they all go skinny dipping in a lake. The girls take off with his clothes and leave him behind at the lake, naked, he chases after them, and rejoins them in the convertible. The final seconds of the show the word Crazy spelled out in cursive in the cropland by the still-running tractor. Jason London makes a cameo at the end in a tag scene. A longer directors cut of the video appears on the compilation Big Ones You Can Look At and this version features a few more provocative clips, and a longer, more risque version of the pole-dancing competition scene. It also removes the scene in which the girls abandon the farmer after skinny-dipping with him, both versions of the video include an extra reprise of the chorus which is not included on the album and radio versions. The song was the second highest chart performance for the out of all the singles for Get a Grip. It also earned the band a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal in 1994 and this was the bands second Grammy win for Get a Grip and third overall
5. Cryin' – Cryin is a power ballad by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Taylor Rhodes and it was released by Geffen Records on June 20,1993 as a single from their April release, Get a Grip. The single went gold and sold 600,000 copies, the songs music video features Alicia Silverstone, Stephen Dorff and Josh Holloway. The song flashes back and forth between the band and Alicia Silverstone, who plays a teen who has an out with her boyfriend after catching him cheating. She feigns an attempt to kiss him, but instead leans away annoying him and she then punches him and shoves him out of the car leaving him in the dust. She begins a phase of rebellion and individuality and gets a navel piercing, after having her purse stolen by another young man, she chases him down and knocks him to the ground. The video then cuts to her standing on the edge of an overpass bridge and her ex-boyfriend arrives on the scene, along with numerous police officers, encouraging her to come down from the overpass. She jumps, but a rope is revealed, arresting her fall and leaving her dangling over the freeway, the video ends with the dangling Silverstone looking up at Dorff and giving him the finger. The video was a success on MTV, becoming one of the most requested videos in 1993. MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year,1994 MTV Video Music Award for Viewers Choice,1994 MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video,1994
6. Eat the Rich (Aerosmith song) – Eat the Rich is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Jim Vallance and it was released as the second single from the bands 1993 album Get a Grip. The song had success on radio, peaking at number five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In the UK, where the song was the single released from the album, it peaked at number 34. The bands next four singles and correlating videos were able to more mainstream success for the album. The song quickly became a fan favorite, despite not having much mainstream success, the band has played the song several times on the Route of All Evil Tour, despite being generally limited to a 13-song setlist. The song was featured on the bands 1994 Geffen Records-era greatest hits album Big Ones as well as the first song on the live double-album A Little South of Sanity. Intro also features a line from F. I. N. E. *, the video was directed by Greg Vernon and featured acting from John Kalodner. In addition to Amazing, Eat the Rich is featured on Tecmos Dead or Alive 4 video game opening and it was one of the looped songs on Revolution X, Aerosmiths game by Midway Games but it was heard for a short time after playing. Foghat released a cover of Honey Hush, back in 1974, with a similar intro guitar riff as the main riff in Eat the Rich
7. Fever (Aerosmith song) – Fever is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It is from the massively successful 1993 album Get a Grip. It was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and is the only Tyler/Perry song on Get a Grip written without the aid of song doctors, the song is the fourth track on Get a Grip, and is a hard rocking song, running four minutes and 15 seconds. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and is one of seven tracks from Get a Grip to make a appearance on any chart. The guitar solo is played by Whitford, Fever debuted at #25 on the U. S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks for the week of September 4,1993 Country music artist Garth Brooks covered the song in 1995, retitled as The Fever. Brooks country rock-generated version featured altered lyrics, describing a rodeo star addicted to his profession, the cover was included on his album Fresh Horses. That albums second single, it peaked #23 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Brooks also included the song in his live shows and it appeared on his 1998 album Double Live. The Fever debuted at number 27 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 25,1995, Garth Brooks adaptation of the song was also recorded by American country music artist Chris LeDoux on his 1998 album One Road Man. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
8. Nine Lives (Aerosmith album) – Nine Lives is the twelfth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released March 18,1997. The album was produced by Aerosmith and Kevin Shirley, and was the bands first studio album released by Columbia Records since 1982s Rock in a Hard Place and it peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. One of the singles, Pink, won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Early recordings took place at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida where the worked with producer. It was here that Steven Tyler and Ballard co-wrote the lyrics for Falling in Love, Taste of India, other collaborators including Desmond Child and Taylor Rhodes joined Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry to write additional songs. Child previously collaborated with Aerosmith on such hits as Angel, Crazy, one week before rehearsals, the bands drummer, Joey Kramer went into a deep depression, having grieved the loss of his father a few years prior. With Kramer unavailable to perform, rumours began to speculate that this would result in the breaking up. A session drummer was brought in to play drum tracks until Kramer made a full return, originally set for a summer release in 1996, Columbia Records pushed the album back after becoming dissatisfied with the nine tracks that Aerosmith and Ballard had produced. Further issues occurred in July that same year when the band asked their manager, in his 2014 autobiography Rocks, My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, Joe Perry recounts that Aerosmith felt betrayed by Collins as he would deviously trick the band members against one another. With their long-time manager gone, the band made another decision to replace Ballard with in-house producer Kevin Shirley, Shirley, who previously worked with Journey helped with the albums overtones and instruments, particularly the guitar sounds. In a 1997 MTV Special promoting the making of Nine Lives, Tyler declared, the new sessions began in September 1996 and progressed right through to November. Following the shift-change in production, Kramer recovered from his breakdown, instead of playing his own drum tracks over Ferrones existing tracks, the entire band re-recorded all of the completed tracks with Kramer from scratch. John Kalodner, Columbias A&R executive was also back to supervise the project. Kalodner helped trim the twenty-four songs that had written down to thirteen. The booklet for Nine Lives contains 12 pieces of album art, each picture contains a smaller version of the previous picture within itself. The final picture is included in the first, creating an infinite loop and it was designed by Stefan Sagmeister. The original cover art, inspired by a painting in a book by A. C, bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, featured Lord Krishna dancing on the head of the snake demon, Kāliyā. The Hindu community protested, feeling the artwork was offensive, the band had been unaware of the source of the artwork, and the record company apologized, leading to the next prints removing the art from the cover and booklet
9. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing – I Dont Want to Miss a Thing is a power ballad performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith for the 1998 film Armageddon which Steven Tylers daughter Liv Tyler starred in. Written by Diane Warren, the song debuted at one on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100. It is one of three performed by the band for the film, the other two being What Kind of Love Are You On and Sweet Emotion. The song stayed at one for four weeks from September 5 to 26,1998. The song also stayed at number 1 for several weeks in other countries. It sold over a million copies in the UK and reached number four on the UK Singles Chart and this song was also featured in the 2013 video game Saints Row IV. The track was heard in an episode of Jewelpet Sunshine which is the third season of the Jewelpet franchise. This song was Aerosmiths biggest hit, debuting at number 1 on the U. S, the chorus of the song is highly reminiscent of an earlier song Diane Warren co-wrote, Just Like Jesse James, which appeared on Chers 1989 album Heart of Stone. The song helped open up Aerosmith to a new generation and remains a slow dance staple and it was one of many songs written by Warren in that time period. The original version was a collaboration between Chicago musician Phil Kosch of Treaty of Paris and Super Happy Fun Club, and nephew of chart topping writer Lou Bega, Bega introduced the two and they penned the initial track, but ultimately Kosch was left uncredited. The song is notable for having been nominated for both an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song and it also appeared on the Japanese version of Just Push Play. CD single 2 I Dont Want to Miss a Thing –5,03 Pink –3,48 Crash –4,30 Crash and it features the band playing the song intertwined with scenes from the film Armageddon. It features an appearance by Steven Tylers daughter Liv, who plays Grace Stamper in the film, Steven Tyler injured his knee the day before the shoot, so they used a lot of close-ups because his movement was limited. The video begins with shots of the moon in orbit and several asteroids passing by safely, the shots interchange between the band and Mission Control viewing the band singing via their monitors. As the video progresses it reveals that the band is playing in front of what appears to be the fictional Space Shuttle Freedom, along with Aerosmith, a full hand orchestra plays in sync with the melody. Smoke surrounds the orchestra and Aerosmith as Freedom takes off from the launch pad, finally, the screen goes out as a tearful Grace touches one of the monitors to reach out to her father. It also won awards for MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film, in late 1998, country music artist Mark Chesnutt recorded a cover version of the song. His rendition is the first single and title track from his 1999 album of the same name
10. Legendary Child – Legendary Child is a single by American hard rock band Aerosmith that was released May 24,2012. The song was written and recorded in 1991 during the initial sessions for the Get a Grip album. However, an instrumental version of the song was played during the Pump Tour in 1990 as part of the Sweet Emotion medley with the Peter Gunn Theme. The song has since been re-worked and is now included on Aerosmiths fifteenth studio album, which was released on November 6,2012. It also appeared in the film G. I, joe, Retaliation, which was originally scheduled for theatrical release in the summer of 2012, but was released on March 28,2013. Aerosmith debuted Legendary Child with a performance of the song on the finale of the television show American Idol on May 23,2012. After the performance, the song was available for digital download. After the release of the single, Aerosmith embarked on the Global Warming Tour with Cheap Trick, the lyrics serve as a retrospective of the bands career. Like other songs by Aerosmith, the lyrics reference to the bands back catalogue. The line But we traded them toys for other joys refers to their album Toys in the Attic and it may also refer to the albums title track of the same name. The line I took a chance at the school dance never knowing wrong from right refers to the songs Walk This Way, one of the bands biggest hits. Both songs first appeared on Toys in the Attic, nick Bassett of The Re-View referred to Legendary Child as a brilliant single that could only be bettered if the frontman’s trademark falsetto was put to greater use. The music video for the song was shot on May 3,2012 and was to feature clips of the band with footage from G. I. Just before performing the song on the American Idol finale on May 23,2012, joe, Retaliation was getting delayed until 2013 so it could be converted to 3D. This resulted in a halt on the release of the video until a decision could be made about what to do. On June 2,2012, actress Alexa Vega announced via Twitter that she would be starring in the video, Tebo continued to tweet through June that the video was done and the release date was in Sonys hands. Finally, on July 10,2012, the video was released via Vevo. The video opens with voice actor Ed Weigle doing a tongue-in-cheek retrospective of the checkered past
11. Let the Music Do the Talking (song) – Let the Music Do the Talking is a song recorded by The Joe Perry Project in 1980 and later re-recorded by the re-united Aerosmith in 1985. It was written by Joe Perry, after guitarist Joe Perry left Aerosmith in 1979, he formed his solo project, aptly titled The Joe Perry Project. He released his first album, Let the Music Do the Talking in 1980, the song was included as the first song and title track of the record. In 1984, Perry and Brad Whitford rejoined Aerosmith, Aerosmith recorded the album Done with Mirrors in 1985. Lead singer Steven Tyler and the band members were quite impressed with Perrys Let the Music Do the Talking. The song was re-recorded by Aerosmith with new lyrics sung by Tyler, the song was issued as a single shortly after the albums release. It became the albums most successful single, peaking at #18 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. A music video for the Aerosmith version of the song was created in 1985, the venues white shirted security guards that appear in the video were actually bouncers recruited earlier in the evening from Bostons now defunct Channel nightclub. The video was directed by Jerry Kramer, the song was a live staple for Aerosmith in the early 1987-88 tour in support of Permanent Vacation. The band has only occasionally rotated the song into the setlist since then, Let the Music Do the Talking was also included on the live album Classics Live II, released in 1987
12. Livin' on the Edge – Livin on the Edge is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. The song was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and it was released in 1993 as the first single from the bands commercially successful album Get a Grip. In the UK, the peaked at #19 on the British pop chart in April 1993. The song is one of Aerosmiths most successful attempts at tackling social issues and it reflects on the sorry state of the world, religion, racism, among other things. However, the lyrics in the song also suggest that the world is worth living in. The lyrics also contain a reference to the Yardbirds song, Mister and it is also considered another anti-conservative message with the lyrics Theres something right with the world today, and everybody knows its wrong. According to the bands autobiography Walk This Way, the song was inspired by the 1992 Los Angeles riots, directed by Marty Callner, the video was praised for its groundbreaking theatrical scenes and special effects. The video featured acting by the young Edward Furlong, Livin on the Edge has always remained a staple at Aerosmith concerts ever since its release. During the Get a Grip Tour, lead singer Steven Tyler would often sing a portion of She Cried before going into Livin on the Edge. Dramatic performances, often involving Tyler screaming There aint no life nowhere and then breathing heavily over a bright light, Livin on the Edge was famously performed at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, the 36th Grammy Awards, and at Woodstock 94. Additionally, the performed the song as part of its set at the United We Stand benefit concert held in Washington D. C. shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The song received critical acclaim and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for the year 1993. The popular video for the song earned the band a Viewers Choice award at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, the video was also voted Best Video by Metal Edge readers in the magazines 1993 Readers Choice Awards. The song was parodied by Weird Al Yankovic as Livin in the Fridge on his Alapalooza album Bob Rivers has done a version for his show as Growin in the Fridge on his website. Metalcore band Atreyu covered the song on their Covers of the Damned EP, Livin on the Edge was used as the theme song for the first four seasons of Historys reality television show Ice Road Truckers, from 2007 to 2011. The song is playable on the video game Guitar Hero, Aerosmith and is available as DLC for Guitar Hero 5 and Guitar Hero. The music video was featured in a showing of the Beavis and Butt-Head episode At the Sideshow, before being replaced by Rock On by Michael Damian. It was parodied by Al Yankovic as Living In the Fridge The song is also the song for Supertalk Mississippis The JT Show