According to Blabbermouth, Aerosmith is set to co-headline a summer tour with Slash titled the “Let Rock Rule” tour. Aerosmith is one of the biggest rock bands in music history. After their start in the 1970s, the band took the reigns as it lead rock music into a new and exciting direction. They have given fans some of the greatest rock songs ever, including hits like “Walk This Way” and Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” among many others. Throughout the years, Aerosmith has released a plethora of successful albums and continues to release new music today. As of 2014, the band has released 32 albums. Though many of those albums are live performances or compilations of hits, each and every album has a special place in Aerosmith fans’ hearts. The New York Daily News reported that the band had released a new version of “Dream On” on the anniversary of the Boston bombing. Take a look at some of Aerosmith’s biggest songs. Comment below with your favorite!
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10. “Angel” peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 1988 rock ballad was co-written by lead singer Steven Tyler and showcases his strong rock voice.
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9. Joe Perry and Steven Tyler came together to write “Back in the Saddle.” As one of Aerosmith’s hardest sounding songs, it quickly became a staple in rock music and for the band. The song was released in 1977 and was a part of the band’s fourth album, Rocks.
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8. “The Other Side” sounds similar to the band’s other smash hit, “Dude Looks Like a Lady.” It’s full of high energy and fast-paced singing to give it an exciting summer feel.
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7. “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” is a fun, uptempo rock song of a male who resembles a female. The song was famously featured in Mrs. Doubtfire, a film about a father who dresses as a female maid to spend time with his kids.
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6. This sweet emotional rock ballad embodies the pure emotion that went into every song from the 80s. Though this song is from 1994, it still holds the classic Aerosmith sound that we all know and love.
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5. This early Aerosmith song set the tone of how the band would shape their sound – extreme guitar riffs and fast-paced lyrics. The song was released in 1973.
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4. Steven Tyler’s voice has been praised for its amazing performance of this song. “Walk This Way” peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977. The song was successfully covered by Rap duo Run-D.M.C. in 1986 giving it a whole new rap sound with its classic rock n’ roll instruments.
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3. This song became Aerosmith’s first song in the Top 40 chart. It was released in 1975 as a single from their Toys in the Attic album. It would lead the band’s great success and their careers would eventually span over 35 years. The band continues to grow and release new music for avid and new fans everywhere.
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2. After it’s release in 1973, “Dream On” became one of rock music’s biggest anthems. The song has been covered by bands countless times and has also been a part of many TV shows and movies.
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1. One of their most famous songs, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” was featured on the Armageddon soundtrack. It is now one of the most iconic songs from a movie. The emotional ballad was originally meant for Celine Dion, but eventually landed in the lap of Aerosmith. The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the first song from the band to hit the top spot.