Top 10 Aerosmith Songs

August 31, 2016

Formed in the early 1970s, you can't have a reasonable discussion regarding all-time great American bands without mentioning Aerosmith.  They took influences from blues, rock, and pop, added in some originality and creativity, and became superstars for 40+ years.  Here are our Top 10 Favorite Aerosmith songs:

10 - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Armageddon Soundtrack - Honestly, this song is only cracking the top 10 because it was a massive success for the band in the late 90s.  Steven Tyler's daughter, Liv Tyler starred in the movie Armageddon which gave this song an extra-special touch.  You can hear Steven Tyler singing this song to his daughter, who is also featured in the music video.  The movie was a huge hit, the track was a huge hit.

9 - Same Old Song and Dance - Get Your Wings - Slide guitar solo and a saxophone solo? Definitely.

8 - Back In the Saddle - Rocks - YES! I will listen to any song with actual horse neighing sound effects in the background.  (I also hear some horse click-clack running down the road or something).  This makes up for Steven Tyler's shaky vocals.


7 - Water Song / Janie's Got A Gun - Pump - Classic 1980s Aerosmith.  The guitar, bass, synth, and drums all scream 80s production.  Not a big rockin' song, but the story and music still flow very well.

6 - Going Down / Love In An Elevator - Pump - Lots going on in this song, from the intro to the verse to the bridge to the chorus.  The music is actually very well written with some great harmonies.

5 - Dream On - Aerosmith - Early Aerosmith; maybe even the song that started it all.  You can hear Steven Tyler's voice break out into his well known style towards the end using his classic scream, "dream on."

4 - Walk This Way - Toys In The Attic - Maybe one of the most popular guitar riffs in classic rock.  And who doesn't love some cow bell?

3 - Rag Doll - Permanent Vacation - Such a great chord progression.  The melody and backing chord progression flows so well.... and you can never have too much of Joe Perry's slide guitar. 

2 - Sweet Emotion - Toys In The Attic - Quite possibly the greatest song into of all time.  The smooth bass into tells you, "get ready".  So many cool sounds and effects going on in that into; that first :36 seconds are the best part of that entire song.

1 - Last Child - Rocks - Prime mid-1970s Aerosmith, this song is so funky; the cowbell makes you want to nod your head.  It was a close one, but this is my favorite Aerosmith song.  The groove gets me every time.

Honorable Mentions:

Pink - Nine Lives

Jaded - Just Push Play

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