Aerosmith, first and only rock band to get two Disney rollercoasters named after them, is considered “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” by millions of rock solid fans. Lead vocalist Steven Tyler, bassist Tom Hamilton, and drummer Joe Kramer have been the constant members of Aerosmith since 1970. Joe Perry, lead guitarist has been with them on and off from 1970 to 1979 and returned in 1984. Bradford Whitford, rhythm and lead guitarist has been with them since 1971 to 1981 and 1984 to present.
Former members of the group were lead guitarist Jimmy Crespo from 1979 to 1984, rhythm guitarists Ray Tabano from 1970 to 1971, and Rick Dufay from 1981 through 1984.
They have three songs, “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” and “Sweet Emotion” listed in Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Aerosmith also has three songs, “Dream On”, “Toys in the Attic”, and “Walk This Way,” listed on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Aerosmith signed up to record for Columbia Records in 1972 with their first five albums attaining multi-platinum prominence. Besides being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall in late March 2001, the band has received six American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, and sixteen Boston Music Awards among the many of their awards and honors.
Following is our list of the five all-time best lyrics of Aerosmith.
- “Rag Doll”
Yes I’m movin’
I’m really movin’
Sloe Gin Fizzy, do it till you’re dizzy
Give it all ya got until you’re put out of your misery
- “DREAM ON”
I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it’s everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win
Half my life
Is books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and
You know it’s true, oh
All these feelings come back to you
Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
- “LIVIN’ ON THE EDGE”
There’s somethin’ wrong with the world today
The light bulb’s gettin dim
There’s meltdown in the sky
If you can judge a wise man
By the color of his skin
Then mister you’re a better man than I
- “WALK THIS WAY”
Started with a little kiss, like this
See-saw swingin’ with the boys in the school
With your feet flyin’ up in the air
Singin’ hey diddle-diddle with the kitty in the middle
You be swingin’ like you just didn’t care
So I took a big chance at the high school dance
With a missy who was ready to play
Was it me she was foolin’?
‘Cause she knew what she was doin’
Taught me how to walk this way
There was a time
When I was so broken hearted
Love wasn’t much of a friend of mine
The tables have turned, yeah
‘Cause me and them ways have parted
That kind of love was the killin’ kind
All I want is someone I can’t resist
I know all I need to know by the way that I got kissed