The Aerosmith Songs That Conquered The 70s

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With iconic guitar riffs from Joe Perry and the unmistakable vocal prowess of Steven Tyler, Aerosmith made an indelible mark on the music scene of the 1970s. Erupting onto the stage in 1973, the band crafted a series of timeless tracks, securing their status as one of the foremost bands of the decade.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore the top 10 Aerosmith songs of the ’70s.

10. ‘You See Me Crying’ (Toys in the Attic, 1975)

A departure from their gritty style, ‘You See Me Crying’ showcases Tyler’s rock ballad prowess with a complex arrangement. Brad Whitford takes the lead guitar role in this rare live performance gem.

9. ‘Remember (Walking in the Sand)’ (Night in the Ruts, 1979)

Aerosmith’s take on the Shangri-La’s classic, ‘Remember (Walking in the Sand),’ features Mary Weiss from the Shangri-La’s on backing vocals. Recorded during a turbulent period for the band, it reflects their resilience and creativity.

8. ‘Draw the Line’ (Draw the Line, 1977)

Aerosmith is in top form with ‘Draw the Line,’ showcasing Perry and Whitford’s guitar interplay and Joey Kramer’s dynamic drumming. The song narrates a night out with a woman named Carrie, capturing the essence of ’70s rock.

7. ‘Mama Kin’ (Aerosmith, 1973)

Representative of the early ’70s period, ‘Mama Kin’ stands out with its straightforward approach. Despite not being a big hit, it holds sentimental value for the band, leading to the opening of Mama Kin Music Hall in Boston.

6. ‘Last Child’ (Rocks, 1976)

Perry and Whitford’s brilliance shines in ‘Last Child,’ with its bluesy stomp and live performances often featuring an extended solo by Whitford. The track is a testament to the band’s musical dexterity.

5. ‘Same Old Song and Dance’ (Get Your Wings, 1974)

A significant track in Aerosmith’s history, ‘Same Old Song and Dance’ marks the first collaboration between Tyler and Perry as writers. A live staple, it often features a bass jam by Tom Hamilton and Tyler’s impressive scatting.

4. ‘Back in the Saddle Again’ (Rocks, 1977)

The Tyler-Perry songwriting duo strikes again with ‘Back in the Saddle,’ featuring Perry on bass guitar and Whitford delivering memorable low notes. An enduring favorite with Tyler’s signature belting and scatting.

3. ‘Walk This Way’ (Toys in the Attic, 1975)

Inspired by a line from ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Walk This Way’ became one of Aerosmith’s biggest singles. Kramer’s drumbeat and Perry’s guitar riff are iconic, earning the track a spot on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of songs that shaped rock and roll.

2. ‘Dream On’ (Aerosmith, 1973)

Aerosmith’s breakout single, ‘Dream On,’ became an anthem with its striking piano notes and Tyler’s powerful howl. The track showcased Tyler’s unique inspiration and set the stage for the band’s enduring legacy.

1. ‘Sweet Emotion’ (Toys in the Attic, 1975)

Opening with swampy notes and featuring Perry’s talk box magic, ‘Sweet Emotion’ is an instant classic. Primarily written by Hamilton, inspired by Jeff Beck, and brought to life by Tyler’s lyrics, it’s hailed as a timeless rock masterpiece. The song rightfully claims the top spot as the quintessential Aerosmith ’70s track.