This list contains the discography of the American rock band Aerosmith, which has released 15 studio albums, 6 live albums, 16 compilation albums and a plethora of singles.
Aerosmith is estimated to have sold well over 150 million albums around the world, making them the biggest selling hard rock band in United States history.
|Title||Date (Label)||US Charts|
|Aerosmith||January 5, 1973 (Columbia)||21|
|Get Your Wings||March 15, 1974 (Columbia)||74|
|Toys in the Attic||April 8, 1975 (Columbia)||11|
|Rocks||May 14, 1976 (Columbia)||3|
|Draw the Line||December 9, 1977 (Columbia)||11|
|Night in the Ruts||November 16, 1979 (Columbia)||14|
|Rock in a Hard Place||August 27, 1982 (Columbia)||32|
|Done with Mirrors||November 4, 1985 (Geffen)||36|
|Permanent Vacation||August 25, 1987 (Columbia)||11|
|Pump||September 12, 1989 (Geffen)||5|
|Get a Grip||April 20, 1993 (Geffen)||1|
|Nine Lives||March 18, 1997 (Columbia)||1|
|Just Push Play||March 6, 2001 (Columbia)||2|
|Honkin' on Bobo||March 30, 2004 (Columbia)||5|
|Music from Another Dimension!||November 6, 2012 (Columbia)||5|
|Title||Date (Label)||US Charts|
|Live! Bootleg||October 27, 1978 (Columbia)||13|
|Classics Live!||April 7, 1986 (Columbia)||84|
|Classics Live! II||June 29, 1987 (Columbia)||—|
|A Little South of Sanity||October 20, 1998 (Geffen)||12|
|Rockin' the Joint||October 25, 2005 (Columbia)||24|
|Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014||September 4, 2015 (Universal Music Group)||—|
|Title||Date (Label)||US Charts|
|Greatest Hits||November 11, 1980 (Columbia)||43|
|Anthology||June 1988 (Raw Power)||—|
|Gems||November 15, 1988 (Columbia)||133|
|Pandora's Box||November 19, 1991 (Columbia)||45|
|Pandora's Toys||June 8, 1994 (Columbia)||—|
|Big Ones||November 1, 1994 (Geffen)||6|
|Box of Fire||November 22, 1994 (Columbia)||—|
|Aerosmith: 3 Pak - Aerosmith/Get Your Wings/Toys in the Attic||June 30, 1998 (Columbia)||—|
|Classic Aerosmith: The Universal Masters Collection||November 2, 2000 (Geffen)||—|
|Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology||November 20, 2001 (Geffen)||191|
|O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits||July 2, 2002 (Columbia/Geffen)||4|
|20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best of Aerosmith||October 7, 2003 (Geffen)||—|
|Aerosmith: The Collection - Aerosmith/Get Your Wings/Toys in the Attic||May 4, 2004 (Columbia/Legacy)||—|
|Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith||October 17, 2006 ( Columbia/Geffen)||33|
|Tough Love: Best of the Ballads||May 10, 2011 (Geffen)||109|
|The Essential Aerosmith||September 13, 2011 (Columbia)||—|
Aerosmith has released 72 singles. Some of their singles have been officially released to the public, while others have been released as album cuts only to radio. 21 of their songs have reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. An additional 28 of the band's songs have reached the Top 40 on various charts worldwide.
However, in this overview we listed onyl the singles which reached Top 10 (Top 20) positions on the US Billboard charts.
|Title||Year (Album)||US Charts|
|Dream On (re-issue from 1973)||1975 (Aerosmith)||6|
|Walk This Way (re-issue from 1975)||1976 (Toys in the Attic)||10|
|Dude (Looks Like a Lady)||1987 (Permanent Vacation)||14|
|Angel||1988 (Permanent Vacation)||3|
|Rag Doll||1988 (Permanent Vacation)||17|
|Love in an Elevator||1989 (Pump)||5|
|Janie's Got a Gun||1989 (Pump)||4|
|What It Takes||1990 (Pump)||9|
|Livin' on the Edge||1993 (Get a Grip)||18|
|Cryin'||1993 (Get a Grip)||12|
|Crazy||1994 (Get a Grip)||17|
|I Don't Want to Miss a Thing||1998 (Armageddon soundtrack)||1|
|Jaded||2001 (Just Push Play)||7|
Push Comes To ShoveAccording to Kramer himself, the only Aerosmith song he ever did NOT play drums on was "Push Comes To Shove" from RIAHP...! Steven played them...!
Once Is EnoughIn an article/ band interview from the Detroit Free Press written in 1987 Joe Perry mentions that "Once Is Enough" was also recorded as a duet with Willie Nelson.
I Don't Want to Miss a ThingInformation about IDWTMAT from MTV:
Aerosmith used a 52-piece string orchestra in this song!
Aerosmith had to act like a rocket were launched right behind them in the video, because the rocket launching were postponed on later.
Back in the saddleThe woman mentioned in the song Back in the Saddle, Sukie Jones, was a groupie that followed Aerosmith along with other bands in the 1970's.
Heart's Done Time-The killer whales Hyak and Fina "sing" on "Heart's Done Time."
Nobody's Fault-It's about Earthquakes
Hole in my soul"Hole In My Soul" first originated during the Pump sessions. Steven says he has been hitting on it since then, and never thought it would be good enough to record. But, it was juiced up a bit, and made the Nine Lives album.
Blind man- The sound at the beginning of "Blind Man" is Steven opening a switchblade in front of a microphone.
Magic touch- "Magic Touch" originally contained the phrase "Right key, wrong key hole."
Fallen AngelsSteven used 150 year old cymbals in "Fallen Angels." They can be heard in the beginning and the end of the song. While recording in NY, Steven went to a music store he used to shop in during the 60's, and purchased this instrument.
Pink - KinkThe original title to Pink was "Kink." Richie Supa thought this idea up, and brought it to Steven. Tyler didn't think he could sing that, so he changed it into Pink.
Livin' On the Edge- "inspired" by the L.A. riots and the Rodney King beating.
Attitude Adjustment- starts off with the song itself rewinding.
Love at first biteThe songs Adam's Apple and Dude Looks Like A Lady both contain the lyric "Love At First Bite"
Pink - MiaIn the song "Pink", the "oooh" after the line "On the lips of your lover" was performed by none other than Mia, Steven's 2nd of 3 daughters.
Let the Music Do the Talking- the only song to appear on both a Geffen album and a Columbia album.
- Hasn't got the same Lyrics as the original song by the Joe Perry Project
- If you listen good to the solo, you can hear the intro of Draw The Line
Walk This Way (1986)- Was originally going to be done by only Run DMC, but their producer Rick Rubin wanted Aerosmith in it.
The song "Nine Lives"was inspired by a visit to an AC/DC concert.
Major Barbarawas recorded around Get your wings, but it was only considered to be put on an album around the Rocks sessions.
Lightning Strikes- the only song in Aerosmith history that credits Brad Whitford playing solo but NOT Joe Perry.
Live bootleg - Toys in the atticOn "Live Bootleg" album, the live version of "Toys in the Attic" (about 2:33) someone says something like "fuck off" or "suck off" something like that.
Walkin' the Dog- performed by the Rolling Stones on their first album too. (Also, Steven played a wooden flute on this song)
Mia- about Steven's daughter Mia
Movin' Out- drew its inspiration from an eviction notice received at the band's old Commonwealth Ave. appartment.
Dream OnIn "Dream On" there is a "mistake" at the end. At the very end when the last two notes go up and down, if you listen closely, one of the times that it goes up, the distortion goes out and comes back in suddenly in the middle of the next note.
The mistake may not be heard very well unless you are on a portable cd player with the volume all the way up... Immediately after Steven Tyler sings the last line of lyrics, "The good lord will take you away", the main guitar part alternates two chords continuously which are B flat minor and C.
At about the end of 4:15 or the beginning of 4:16 and 25 chords after the last lyric, the backup guitar joins the main in the same chords but with a different distortion sound or some effects pedal being used. In the middle of 4:18 and the 33rd chord after the last lyric, the backup guitar cuts off and cuts back in to the song exactly at 4:19. There is nothing rhythmic about this action made by the guitar so it is definitely a mistake. I'm about certain that you won't hear it unless you have a portable CD player with the volume at full and even then it's pretty hard so give it a chance. - Alex Kramer
Walk This Way- Joe Perry wrote the classic riff to Walk This Way. when he wrote it, he finished the intro riff and the verse riff in 5 minutes.
Uncle Salty- Tom played rhythum guitar on this song.
Sick as a Dog- Tom wrote in on guitar and played guitar with Brad, Joe played bass for first part of song. Last part of song, Joe joins Tom and Brad and Steven plays bass!
Chain reactionYou See Me Crying and Woman of the World- old Chain Reaction (Stevens old band) songs.
Home Tonight- Steven plays piano and is backed by a 101 piece orchestra
Don't get mad get evenJoe listened to Rag Doll backwards and came up with Don't Get Mad, Get Even
FleshIf you listen closely at the beginning of "Flesh" you can hear Steven's bracelets hitting the sides of the ceramic drum he was playing.
AmazingOn Amazing, at about 00:18, right after Steven says, "and let the wrong ones in" there's some strange noise, most likely a bass note
Get a GripIf you listen trough one speaker between 2.20 - 2.40 on Get A Grip you can hear this:
"Breaker, breaker come in four oh niner we have you on approach.
Do you read me, over?
Four oh niner we have you on approach.
Four oh niner do you read me!! You're losing altitude four oh niner.
Four oh niner Mayday Mayday Mayday Mayday!!!!!"