Back when Aerosmith released their debut album in , the Boston-bred band wanted to be the Rolling Stones. From the shotgun guitar riffs to Steven Tyler Jagger-like moves, the band rarely hid their elders' influence in the early days. But over time, they turned into one of America's best arena-sized bar bands. Some well-documented personal battles sidelined the group in the early '80s before a triumphant comeback later that decade turned them into even bigger stars. Our list of the Top 10 Aerosmith Songs spans the '70s through the late '90s yep, that 'Armageddon' song is here. Aerosmith's comeback was in full swing when 'What It Takes' was released as the third single from their hit album 'Pump. During the '70s, Aerosmith rarely strayed from the booze-soaked guitar rock that influenced and defined them. But on 'Last Child' they get funky Structured on top of a looping bass line, the song settles into a shuffling boogie that recalls David Bowie's 'Fame. One of Aerosmith's most durable songs they still haul it out in concert is also one of the toughest, no-nonsense rockers they've ever recorded.
'What It Takes'
The following is a list of released songs recorded and performed by Aerosmith. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source.
A funny thing happens when one of Aerosmith's power ballads starts to play. No matter where you are, no matter who you are, the song briefly makes you feel like you're a rock star. Such is the power of vocalist Steven Tyler's infectious energy. Considered one of the greatest American rock bands of all time, Aerosmith forged their signature sound by blending heavy metal and rock with the blues.