Next year (in 2020), Aerosmith will celebrate its 50th anniversary as America’s most successful rock band.

Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970, the group consists of Steven Tyler (vocals, keyboards), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums), and Brad Whitford (guitar).

To honor the “Bad Boys of Boston,” His Republic takes a look at the legendary rock band’s 30 biggest hits that spanned nearly 30 years, from “Dream On” (1973) to “Jaded” (2001).

Albums: By the Numbers

  • Aerosmith, 1973 (2): Mama Kin, Dream On
  • Get Your Wings, 1974 (2): Same Old Song and Dance, Train Kept A-Rollin
  • Toys in the Attic, 1975 (3): Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way, Toys in the Attic
  • Rocks, 1976 (2): Back in the Saddle, Last Child
  • Draw the Line, 1977 (2): Draw the Line, King and Queens
  • Night in the Ruts, 1979 (1): Remember (Walking in the Sand)
  • Rock in a Hard Place, 1982 (1): Lightning Strikes
  • Done with Mirrors, 1985 (1): Let the Music Do the Talking
  • Permanent Vacation, 1987 (3): Dude (Looks Like a Lady), Angel, Rag Doll
  • Pump, 1989 (4): Love in an Elevator, Janie’s Got a Gun, The Other Side, What It Takes
  • Get a Grip, 1993 (4): Amazing, Crazy, Cryin’, Livin’ on the Edge
  • Nine Lives, 1997 (3): Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees), Hole in My Soul, Pink
  • Armageddon Soundtrack, 1998 (1): I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  • Just Push Play, 2001 (1): Jaded

30. Let The Music Do The Talking

Release: Nov. 4, 1985
Album: Done with Mirrors
Chart: 18 (Rock)
Writers: Tyler, Perry


29. Lightning Strikes

Release: Aug. 27, 1982
Album: Rock in a Hard Place
Chart: 21 (Rock)
Writers: Tyler, Jimmy Crespo, Richard Supa


28. Hole in My Soul

Release: Mar. 18, 1997
Album: Nine Lives
Chart: 4 (Rock), 63 (Top 40), 51 (Hot 100)
Writers: Tyler, Perry, Desmond Child


27. Kings and Queens

Release: Dec. 9, 1977
Album: Draw the Line
Chart: 70 (Hot 100)
Writers: Tyler, Whitford, Hamilton, Kramer, Jack Douglas


26. What it Takes

Release: Feb. 27, 1990
Album: Pump
Chart: 1 (Rock), 9 (Hot 100)
Writers: Tyler, Perry, Child


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