Category:Songs written by Steven Tyler
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The following 75 pages are in this category, out of 75 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 75 pages are in this category, out of 75 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Steven Tyler – He is known as the Demon of Screamin due to his high screams and his wide vocal range. He is also known for his on-stage acrobatics, during his high-energy performances, Tyler usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a drug and alcohol addiction. Tyler and bandmate Joe Perry became known as the Toxic Twins due to their drug abuse, in the wake of this success, Tyler emerged as one of the most enduring rock icons. Since the late 1980s, he has embarked on solo endeavors including guest appearances on other artists music, film and TV roles, authoring a bestselling book. Tyler is included among Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Singers and he was ranked third on Hit Paraders Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. Steven Victor Tallarico was born on March 26,1948, at the Polyclinic Hospital in Manhattan, New York, the family moved to Yonkers when he was about nine years old. The son of Susan Ray, a secretary, and Victor A. Tallarico and his father was of Italian and German descent, while his mother was of Polish and English ancestry. His maternal grandfather, who was from what is present-day Poland and his paternal grandfather, Giovanni Tallarico, was from Cotronei, Calabria, Italy. Steven has one sister named Lynda. Steven attended Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York, in 1965, aged 17, Tyler spent time in Greenwich Village, New York, the highlight of which was seeing a Rolling Stones concert. Tyler states that his friends and he hung around for a while, a photo in the bands autobiography Walk This Way shows Tyler standing behind Mick Jagger outside a hotel. Before Aerosmith, Tyler wrote what would one of Aerosmiths signature songs. In 1969, Tyler attended a rock show in Sunapee, New Hampshire, where he first saw future bandmates Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton. Tyler later stated he was struck by their raw power and attitude, around 1970, Tyler, Perry, and Hamilton decided to form a band. Tyler, who had played drums in many of his previous bands, insisted that he be the frontman, Joey Kramer, an old acquaintance of Tylers from New York, was recruited to play drums. Tyler invited his friend, Ray Tabano, to play rhythm guitar. Shortly after relocating to Boston, Tylers dissatisfaction with Tabanos lack of passion and dedication prompted the band to replace Tabano with Brad Whitford
2. Toys in the Attic (album) – Toys in the Attic is the third studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on April 8,1975 by Columbia Records. Its first single release, Sweet Emotion, was released a month later on May 19, the album is their most commercially successful studio LP in the US, with eight million copies sold, according to the RIAA. Steven Tyler said that his idea for the album cover was a teddy bear sitting in the attic with its wrist cut. They decided, in the end, to put all of the animals in instead, the album was ranked #229 on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Walk This Way and the title track are part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock. For Aerosmiths previous album, 1974s Get Your Wings, the band working with record producer Jack Douglas. In the liner notes to the 1993 reissue of Greatest Hits it was said by an member of the group that they nailed the album. At the beginning of 1975 the band started working at The Record Plant in New York City for the album that became Toys in the Attic. The sessions for Toys were produced by Douglas without Colcord - the album was engineered by Jay Messina with assistant engineers Rod OBrien, Corky Stasiak, the songs for Toys were recorded with a Spectrasonics mixing board and a 16-track tape recorder. By this point, Aerosmith had fully matured as a band, according to producer Jack Douglas, Aerosmith was a different band when we started the third album. Theyd been playing Get Your Wings on the road for a year and had better players - different. It showed in the riffs that Joe and Brad brought back from the road for the next album, Toys in the Attic was a much more sophisticated record than the other stuff theyd done. In the band memoir Walk This Way, guitarist Joe Perry concurs, When we started to make Toys in the Attic, preproduction took place in the attic at Angel Studios in Ashland, Massachusetts. Aerosmiths third album includes some of their best known songs, including Walk This Way, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way starts out with a two measure drum beat intro by Joey Kramer, followed by the well known guitar riff by Joe Perry. The song proceeds with the main riff made famous by Perry, the song continues with rapid fire lyrics by Steven Tyler. The song originated in December 1974 during a sound check when Aerosmith was opening for The Guess Who in Honolulu, during the sound check, Perry was fooling around with riffs and thinking about The Meters, a group guitarist Jeff Beck had turned him on to. Loving their riffy New Orleans funk, especially Cissy Strut and People Say, the guitar riff to what would become Walk This Way just came off hands. Needing a bridge, he, played another riff and went there, but I didnt want the song to have a typical, boring 1,4,5 chord progression
3. Amazing (Aerosmith song) – Amazing is a power ballad performed by the American hard rock band Aerosmith. Don Henley lends his vocals shadowing lead singer Steven Tyler in parts of this song and it was written by Tyler and a longtime band friend and collaborator Richie Supa. It peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and #9 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, and #57 in the UK. On the album Get a Grip, as soon as the song ends, Tyler says, So from all of us at Aerosmith to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember, the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Millinders orchestra plays as the music fades out, the video for the song, directed by Marty Callner, is well known for its depiction of digital technology and was the second appearance of Alicia Silverstone in the bands videos. Paired with her was Jason London, star of Dazed and Confused, a film which was released in the year as Get a Grip. The characters appear in the video as two cyberspace kids who escape to a world of virtual reality together, neither realizing the other is also in virtual reality. The head-mounted display worn by London in the video was manufactured by Liquid Image, in the virtual dream world, the two embark on a motorcycle journey and sky-dive, as well as engage in a steamy makeout session. At the end of the video, it is discovered that it was Silverstone who was engaging in the virtual fantasy, the video version of the song was extended by 52 seconds at the end, where two loops were inserted. Perry suffered a head injury during the making of the video. It is written by Steven Tyler, with assistance from the songwriter and former bandmate Richie Supa. It tells about his life and drug abuse after the band broke up. The 1987 comeback album, Permanent Vacation, and its title track were mentioned in the lyrics for Amazing
4. Angel (Aerosmith song) – Angel is a power ballad by American rock band Aerosmith. It was written by lead singer Steven Tyler and professional songwriting collaborator Desmond Child and it was released in 1988 as the third single from the bands successful 1987 album Permanent Vacation. It quickly climbed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the second highest chart performance for any Aerosmith single, behind their #1 smash I Dont Want to Miss a Thing
5. Angel's Eye – Angels Eye is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry, the song was released in 2000 as a promotional single and was written for the namesake film Charlies Angels and included on that films soundtrack. The single came on the heels of the bands #1 single I Dont Want to Miss a Thing, Angels Eye received heavy rotation on rock radio in 2000 and reached #4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart
6. Back in the Saddle – Back in the Saddle is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and it is the first song on Aerosmiths pinnacle hard rock album Rocks released in 1976. The song was released as the single from the album in 1977. It peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100, the songs main riff was written by Joe Perry on a Fender Bass VI, which gives the song its distinctive growl. Brad Whitford plays the guitar part. Back in the Saddle also features one of the heaviest and noticeable bass lines by Tom Hamilton, a real bullwhip was intended to be used for the whip effects and hours were spent trying to get it to crack. The band members ended up cut up and hurt without making any progress, eventually, the band decided the whip effects would be created by whirling a 30-foot cord from the studio, then by firing a cap gun to create the crack of the whip. When the song is performed in concert, Tyler often makes more noticeable lyrical and visible references to sex. Although the lyrics, by Tyler, were written with the idea of cowboys and sex. Today, the remains a staple on classic rock radio. It is arguably one of the heaviest songs of Aerosmiths Top 40 singles, the saddle Tyler refers to in the song is metaphorical to several sexual positions. Sebastian Bach covered the song on his 2007 solo album Angel Down as a duet with Guns N Roses frontman Axl Rose, Mark Slaughter, Albert Lee, Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali covered the song for the Aerosmith tribute album Not the Same Old Song and Dance. Additional guitars were by the producers, Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet. Provided theme music for the NFL season kick-off in 2003 and it can be heard in the film License to Drive starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman while they attend a party. A remake of song, filmed in Las Vegas, served as ESPNs theme music for NASCAR in 2007. Was used as music for the late Canadian professional wrestler. It was also used as music for Prime Time Brian Lee during his reign as Smoky Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. Is used in the film Shanghai Noon as background music, the specific scene finds the movies protagonists escaping the hangmans gallows
7. Blind Man (Aerosmith song) – Blind Man is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Taylor Rhodes, despite the songs moderate success, the band hardly ever performed it live after the 1993-1994 Get a Grip Tour. The song was recorded at two sessions, the first session took place at Power Station, New York City in April 1994. The second session took place at Capri Digital Studios, Capri, Italy in June, and was engineered by Adam Kasper. The video for the song was one of the only songs from Aerosmiths Geffen era not released on the video collection Big Ones You Can Look At. The live performance portions of the video were filmed during the day at The Summit in Houston, the video was directed by Marty Callner, and featured cameo appearances by Pamela Anderson and A&R man John Kalodner. In 2009, drummer Joey Kramer admitted on That Metal Show that this is his least favorite Aerosmith video
8. Can't Stop Lovin' You (Aerosmith song) – With Aerosmith unsure of recording another album, and planning to embark on a farewell tour in the upcoming years, Cant Stop Lovin You is likely the bands final single. Aerosmith lead singer and songwriter Steven Tyler and frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen wrote the song with the band during sessions for Music from Another Dimension, Tyler sang it in an emotional drawl similar to the bands 1993 hit Cryin and the song took on a romantic, country sound. Tyler commented, When it was done, it was discussed that I might have sang it a little too country, and all along we thought, should we get someone in. The day Tyler contacted Underwood, she happened to be in town but had to leave the morning, so Tyler asked her if she could come into record that night. About two-and-a-half months after the release of Music from Another Dimension, Cant Stop Lovin You was released as a single to adult contemporary, hot adult contemporary, and modern radio formats on January 21,2013. Examiner. com wrote that the song features country-pop guitar licks, Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry was initially skeptical of the collaboration with Underwood, but after hearing it, said Their voices matched up really well
9. Chip Away the Stone – Chip Away the Stone is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by professional songwriter Richie Supa, it was released in 1978 as the single to support the bands live album Live. It also appeared on the Cal Jam II live album, despite being the recording from Live. The live version appears on Live. Bootleg was recorded in Santa Monica on April 8,1978. O. S, from their 1974 album Get Your Wings. The front and back cover of Night in the Ruts come from a photoshoot originally intended for the cover of this single. Chip Away the Stone peaked at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978, the song was also included on the albums Gems in 1988, Pandoras Box in 1991, and Greatest Hits 1973–1988 in 2004. Live video is featured on Aerosmith Video Scrapbook. The song re-charted in 1988 at #13 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, the 1989 single contains the original studio version of S. O. S as the B side. The song was a part of the setlist in Aerosmith concerts in 1978. Although rumored not to be played at Cal Jam II, listening to their set from that night reveals that they did in fact play Chip Away the Stone. 35 years after its release, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry performed this song with Randy Jackson, a music video was produced to promote the single. The video was directed by Arnold Levine, humble Pie covered the song on their 1981 album Go for the Throat. New Bomb Turks covered the song on their 2003 album Switchblade Tongues, vince Neil, Blues Saraceno, Ricky Phillips, Pat Torpey and Paul Taylor covered the song for the Aerosmith tribute album Not the Same Old Song and Dance. Backing vocals were by David Glen Eisley, the Hot Club of Cowtown did a tongue-in-cheek country-style version on their 2002 album Ghost Train. Guns N Roses covered part of the song during their Up Close and Personal Tour