Best Aerosmith Songs

The very best tunes from 35+ years of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and the gang.

The Top Ten

1 Dream On

I love Aerosmith! I was BY FAR BORN IN THE WRONG ERA OF ROCK MUSIC! I really wish I was alive to Steven Tyler, and Joe Perry H.O.T HOT! I've heard all these stories of how amazing singers and were just AMAZING! Anyone who thinks there a terrible band... Well what can I saw? They're deaf! No offense to those who really are.

The perfect song that made me love rock and roll... I was just a kid that was amused by the beats of hipsop songs, but this has opened my room of rock and in my heart and mind... Fantastic keep dreaming.. Love you aerosmith

This song is so inspirational I love it Steven Tyler is amazing in this song and the whole band is well ROCKING!

Easily my favourite, and to think this was the first song Steve Tyler ever wrote is beyond jaw dropping. One of the best songs of all time if you ask me.

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2 Walk This Way

Why don't people vote for "walk this way? "This is the best rock song anyone has ever made! In my opinion, no band can play this song as good as AEROSMITH! Also nobody can top this song.

Classic aerosmith song. The whole album is awesome but walk this way is something beyond the realms of amazing this is AEROSMITH'S GREATEST SONG

Heck YEA! This is as good as it gets, the rocking guitar solos, great music, all around!

This is my favorite song

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3 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

The most emotionally thrilling song for me... It gives the sense of importance that everyone should be awaken that they must not waste time to show their love and care to those close to their heart... Tyler gave life and sends out the meaning in a truthful manner by means of his unique style of singing with very potent emotional X Factor...

I think this is the best song any band has ever made! This song makes you think deep into the heart, makes you think you should always love your soul mate in good times because you never know when something bad is going to come your way. This song is so wonderful and successful. Way to go Aerosmith!

Great Song with awesome lyrics. One of the best rock balads ever

This is the only Aerosmith song I listened too - Gehenna

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4 Sweet Emotion

This was the song played on rocking' Rollercoaster at Disney WOrld, and it's always been my favorite song, the fact that it came on while I was on it totally blew me away.

Amazing guitar. I just can't get enough of it. I like this song because it shows just how good Rock can be. My father and I used to listen to this song a lot when I was younger, mainly because it was his favourite song. It makes me nostalgic and it just makes me want to dance. My favorite Aerosmith song.

Just a laid back song. Love the sounds at the beginning. Just makes you wanna roll a joint and chill.

There are several Aerosmith songs that stand out in my mind but this one stands alone. Ever since it became the opening song of arguably my favorite movie, “Dazed and Confused”, it gets top spot on most playlist.

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5 Janie's Got a Gun

This is my favorite Aerosmith Song, So much passion and intensity! Aerosmith Rocks! This song comes from an era of Aerosmith when they were on fire.

My favorite! What a classic.. Can't stop listening it. One of the greatest songs of the 80's! Was a huge hit in 1989!

Gotta love that chorus!
1 of best songs by aerosmith, but not the best...

Man, I can listen to this song 24/7 and not get bored, it's the best song ever.

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6 Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

Absolutely amazing song. One of the best rock songs of all time!

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Seriously this is the best song ever. It is full of rock and roll and I love it. This was the song that got me into rock and now I'm into heavy metal but I still listen to this every day (almost)

! I first heard this song in Disney land Paris on the aerosmith roller coaster and loved this song! First thought it said "Do the funky lady" #oops.

Anyways, this is amazing. And also, Walk this way comes second.

By the way: I don't think Janie's got a gun is very good.

BUT vote for Dude looks like a lady! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Just listen to Joe Perry shred his guitar! It goes perfectly with Steven's stressed vocals. Plus, the lyrics have a pretty funny story behind them! One of the best songs to use to pump yourself up, along with come on Feel the Noize (Quiet Riot) and Hammer to Fall (Queen). One of the best jams to come from the Bad Boys of Boston.

I've never been a massive Aerosmith fan, I’ve always just been a fan. I’ve always loved this song the most, I actually first heard it from Wayne’s World 2.

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7 Love in an Elevator

Okay, why the heck isn't this at number one? This song rocks! - jprg12

when I came on this list I thought this would be number 1. it is amazing - wolphert

This needs to be in the top 5! It's the greatest song ever invented! Keep voting till this hits the top! Cause it belongs no lower!

I only voting for this because they played apart of it on my favorite roller coaster, X2, "GOING DOOWN! ", otherwise I would vote for walk this way.

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8 Cryin'

I like it a little bit more than the other fantastic songs of this band. - i-love-rock-n-roll

Man, this song is a classic. It has been popular for ages and it is a great love ballad as well. When you start to listen it once, you fall in love automatically.

Best Aerosmith song that I have ever heard, it's my favourite, cause it's legendary. Fantastic, simply perfect.

This is the best balled. dream on is the best overall

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9 Crazy

Really, this is in my opinion the best aerosmith song ever. I wonder why no one else voted for this... Some of the best guitar solos by aerosmith, and a superb voice solo by Tyler!

Love the song... Can't stop listening... Best aerosmith song for me... It is really the best aerosmith song I've known

I agree mane. My favorite song of all time. People underestimate Aerosmith's later work. They claim its nowhhere near better than their 70's work. Not True. Cryin and Crazy are classic.

Underrated song - Userguy44

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10 Livin' on the Edge

I've always felt that music was an art form and as all art it needed some meaning behind it otherwise it's just noise, this song has a meaning behind it. It also sound great and should be in the top ten songs of all time.

"You can't help yourself from fallin" "There is something wrong with the world today and don't know what it is, There is something wrong with our eyes"
Just golden greatest song from them, I got the A with wings carved in my head - ballaboi17

Best song ever, as I get older this song seems to mean more to me than any of their other songs! All his songs are fabulous but this one just has an edge over the rest. There IS something wrong with the world today but I think we are starting to learn what that is.

To me it sounds ahead of its time - RustyNail

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The Contenders

11 Angel

Brilliant, emotional, touching and very deep song from musical legends Aerosmith. This wonderful track should be in Top 5 - Irina2932

Wow Angel is way too low Angel is an Amazing Song By one of the best Bands ever!

This is a Ballad of Emotion and it's fun to Sing along too! - Curti2594

This is by far one of the best Aerosmith songs! It should be in the first positions. "Walk This Way" is good but not as touching and smooth as "Angel"!

Aerosmith’s second highest charting song of all time!

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12 Back in the Saddle

How the HELL is THIS #20?!
Come on, all the vocals are AMAZING, Joe on a six string bass, and definitely the end, steven "RIDIN' HIGH! " that part had got to be one of, if not the best scream by Steven.
Although many of the songs here are great, this shouldn't be 20. Probably #3 or 4 behind dream on, draw the line, and maybe sight for sore eyes.
I don't want to miss a thing should be at 5, it's a beautiful ballad.

I just can't see how anyone can put this song at number 20. It should be number 1 no debate after back in the saddle it should be walk this way, dream on, I don't wanna miss a thing then dude look like a lady!

With its growly Joe Perry-penned riff, Steven Tyler's yodeling and some equestrian audio effects, the heavy "Back in the Saddle" is a great example of the band's combined musical talents. It's also got some fine production work by Jack Douglas and an anthemic nature, both of which surely helped "Back in the Saddle" reach the Billboard Hot 100's top forty.

ONLY at No. 12?! Give me a break guys! This should at least be in the top 5!

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13 Rag Doll

The last single from Aerosmith's ninth record is a four-and-a-half minute number that blends elements of hard rock, glam metal and funk metal. But that's not all: thanks to Joey Kramer's memorable drum beat, Perry's slide guitar and some horns, "Rag Doll" peaked within the Billboard Hot 100's top twenty.

Love it! I mean, I love all that Aerosmith has to offer, but when this song comes up on my ipod, I can't help but turn the volume up, get a little swag walk going, and "singing" along in my head!

This is my absolute favorit one. Love the groove and the catchy rhythm in it.. Its a quite simple song and I like that, its easy to understand get on your mind! The guitar riff is great and Steves voices just amazing to, as always. I think this songs a real masterpiece and it really deserves a higher rank!

100% recommend to anybody who likes any type of music at all. Must hear. Great example of rock.

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14 What It Takes

It's hard to say what Aerosmith's best song is since they have so many good songs. This is one of my favorites, along with Don't Wanna miss a thing, cryin, and livin on the edge. No More no More should also be way higher up that song is so underrated.

Great instrumentals (if not spoilt because of bad vocals) is what it takes to make a good composition.. The music may be simple, but its great :-) a Thumbs Up to Aerosmith! B-)

Make me think just tell me what it takes to let you go!, nice lyric very good emotional love song,

The BEST song Ever!

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15 Amazing

Absolute lyrical and musical masterpiece. The instrumentals are amazing, so haunting and powerful, and Steven's writing here is BEYOND incredible. So passionate and emotional! Not just the words, but that "AMAZING" delivery that could come from no other. The raw feeling, coming straight from his heart and his pain, damn we can ALL feel it. This song IS feeling.

I don't understand why this song is 12, just listen to the lyrics and you'll see that is one of the best songs of this AMAZING band

this is my mom's favorite band, and this one is her favorite song from them.
This song has something very special, any other song has such great feelings! - rock2metal

Life is not a destine it's a path- steven tyler


Id like to play this song in my funeral

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16 Same Old Song & Dance

I like it because I can play it on guitar easier than everything else. I love everything from Aerosmith, but this is what led me to get my wings. So... I guess that's it...

This is one of my favorites. It jut keeps m in a good mood and its got a nice sound to it. I like it a whole lot.

Not a very well known song, but one of Aerosmith's finest. Fun song on Guitar Hero I.

#22? I don't get it... this is such a catchy song and is one that can get you in a good mood...

My top 5:
1. Dream On
2. Same Old Song and Dance
3. Sweet Emotion
4. Walk This Way
5. Dude Looks Like a Lady - ice_us88

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17 Jaded

YES their last great hit (which incidentally is almost 10 years old) by far has the coolest lyrics, bassline and drumbeat of any of their song - ozlacs

My dad and I were watching the snl where they preformed the song, and it instantly took us back to pre 9-11 era. Ever since this has taken over as THE amazing aerosmith song.

This song has always been around. It has a wonderful tone, very meaningful lyric, great instrument bits, and an amazing sound overall.

*Hangman

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18 Mama Kin

As the first single off Aerosmith's self-titled debut, this track helped introduce the band's hard rock and blues rock sound. Though it didn't make it to the American pop charts, "Mama Kin" has endured thanks to its mix of guitar riffs, solid backbeat and use of saxophone. And even though it was recorded in the early'70s, it remains a constant inclusion in the band's live sets.

I have always been blown away by the energy captured in this great song by one of the greatest Rock bands ever!

Mama Kin is top 5 material. No more babbling, I'll just emphasize how wrongly placed it is in this list.

Probably my favourite intro to any song I know!

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19 Toys In The Attic

Classic song from a classic album. Definitely belongs in the top 10.

An unappreciated classic.
Not as focused on meaningful lyrics as much as cool guitar and bass playing.

20 Last Child

TWENTY FIFTH PLACE?! This is classic Aerosmith. Not poppy-Aerosmith. I mean, Dream On is good, but the modern world over-estimated it. But Last Child remains my all time favorite Aerosmith song.

I am an avid fan of Aerosmith and have all of their albums but this song hit me like a ton of bricks when I heard it. They were at their creative peak on this song which makes Last Child an amazing song. The guitar riffs are as hard rocking as it gets, the lyrics make no sense but they are always stuck in my head. Last Child has to be at least in the top 5!

I actually find this song to be boring. It sounded like this song wasn't made in a studio and Steven Tyler sang this in a bar. Just an opinion. I will probably get a lot of hate for this.

Clearly a young crowd who didn't know Aerosmith of the 70s classic.

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21 Draw the Line

Coolest song Aerosmith ever rocked! Steven Tyler's screams is what sets him apart from other rock singers. This song is a prime example of that ability. It's got my vote for what should be #1 on the list.

I'm honestly surprised this song didn't rate higher. Everything from the guitar intro to the lyrics is just classic 70s rock. I wouldn't rate it number one, but it deserves higher than #19.

This is the distillation of their greatness, and the insane screaming of Steven reaches the level of an apotheosis of Rock music. Crazy and unique, it's the Demon of Screamin.

One of the very best in a long list of fantastic/rocking' songs in the Aerosmith catalog

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22 Kings and Queens

Why ain't this song number one, or at least number 2 behind dream on... such an amazing song from the one and only aerosmith!

Definitely deserves to be in the top 10. Absolutely cracking song! I think perhaps it's not in the top 10 as it's so old so maybe a lot of people just haven't listened to this song. Just have a listen and you'll see.

Everyone knows this song! Anyone who is an Aerosmith fan at least. It's on their Best Of album. This is definitely a top ten classic!

The King of Aerosmith songs. #1

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23 Pink

A brilliantly written song - it's in songs where Aerosmith has fun that they're the best!

Allusions to sex in what appears to be a straight ahead song about "my fav-or-ite col-or". Stimulating as hell. - mgenet

It's just brilliant. The starting organ then tyler's amazing vocals... It really deserves to be in top 5 list, certainly.

AWESOME

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24 The Other Side

VOTE UP VOTE UP VOTE UP! This is the best aerosmith song by a long shot cryin' right beneath it but not even close how is this so underrated VOTE UP VOTE UP VOTE UP VOTE UP!

Best aerosmith song ever! I love don't wanna miss a thing and walk this way and cryin' but this song tops all of them. How is it sitting back here and not in the top ten? It truly rocks

Awesome song! Please please please listen to it!

Very good song, vote this up!

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25 Fly Away from Here

I absolutley love this song so much it makes me bawl like a baby every time I listen to it now do I think this is actually the best aerosmith song? No. That's impossible to choose one, but is this one of my personal favorites? HELL YES. I love you steven, joe, joey, tom, and brad!

Beautiful song, great lyrics... Yet again, from Aerosmith. Number 21 seems too low in my humble opinion.

Amazing song, amazing lyrics!... I love it so much!

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26 Hole in My Soul

How is this not in the top 10? Right up there with Cryin' and Angel'! A fantastic emotional, power ballad!

Nice lyrics. In crescendo ballad. Couldn't believe it is so low in the ranking.

This must belong to the top 10. A very heartfelt song!

I just couldn't believe that this song is not in top 3. Only it gives me all the feelings that I run away. Mostly it makes me cry. Also steven is A M A Z I N G in this song.

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27 Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)

Awesome song, nice guitar and drums
With good Tempo, Nicely sung by Taylor!

28 Girls of Summer

There are way better songs, eat the rich, movin out, nobody's fault

The song is so so I like it very much

29 Seasons of Wither

This is absolutely one of Aerosmith's best songs-just like all the others it rocks! Whose calling lately...

Those of us who are from the first generation of Aerosmith fans think of this classic in the top 5 list..

31 3! Fan in Colorado.

30 Train Kept A-Rollin'

This is the best song ever I can't believe this is 17 this shows how amazing Joe Perry can play there are like 6 solos in this song it is amazing. In my opinion this is the best Areosmith song ever made if not the best song ever made. - macrox16

Anyone voting for the mainstream leaning towards pop hits, listen to this. This is Rock & Rock n Roll at its best. Fantastic track

Despite being a cover is a great song and deserve a higher place in the top 10.

Listen to this & tell me it’s not in the top 5 tracks ever produced by Aerosmith! Do it

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31 Eat the Rich

With a unique intro, awesome riff, and a pump up verse and chorus, this song just defines the whole genre of rock, which is why it's my favorite song ever.

Why Is This 29 It Should At Least Be In The Top 5

How can this be so low?

32 Let the Music Do the Talking

This is a great song but it's not on a great album so not many people recognize it - Sabbath

33 Big Ten Inch Record

Got me the strangest woman
Believe me this trick's no cinch
But I really get her going
When I whip out my big ten inch

What! This song is sooo damn good! #42, like what, top 20 for sure...

34 Lord of the Thighs

My Favorite Aerosmith song. When Aerosmith was a Rock/Blues Band - Rauldeth

Best song

35 Adam's Apple

I can understand why its not in the top ten, but, seriously! It's my favorite track off of toys in the attic.

88 What a joke. This is one of the best riffs they ever did.

36 Hangman Jury

The last best aerosmith song!

Just came back to say how much I love this. Can't understand why it's so low. - Britgirl

This is by far the best of their more upbeat ones. Sounds so different to the others. It's SO good! - Britgirl

Definitely a very underrated tune

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37 What Could Have Been Love

Sure it's Modern AeroSmith but I Actually Really enjoy this song! - Curti2594

Its really a nice song.. Should be in top 10

What the hell is wrong with you people? This song is the best from their new album and is cleary one of their best songs. Steven Tyler still at his best

Its shld be in top 10

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38 No More No More

If it's Steven Tyler's favorite song it sure should be a lot higher than this...

Lol top 15. In my top 10. Songs like this defied their legacy...not crazy and cryin, lol. Eat the rich is the worst song they ever did.

39 Rock in a Hard Place

Amazing song! It's like Same old Song and Dance with a bit of Walk This Way in the opening. Then it turns into the kind of hard-rock song that only Aerosmith is capable of!

40 Movin' Out

First song aerosmith ever wrote, better than every song dating back too pump!

41 Heart's Done Time
42 Come Together

It's one of my favorites I can't believe it wasn't on the list yet

43 Chip Away at the Stone

Rocking' song! Love the intro and the lyrics. Aerosmith is my favorite band and I think this is one of their nose underrated songs! Amazing!

Great song, great lyrics, great instrumentals. Should deserve to be on the top ten.

I love this song! The lyrics are so beautiful and amazingly sung. I can play this on guitar and it's one of my favorites. Stevens vocals are pure magic and the guittar part is spectacular. Surprised its not higher up!

great song! Ranked too high.

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44 Beyond Beautiful
45 Monkey on My Back

Great slide guitar on the live version. One of the first aero songs I heard and it got me hooked on the back back in the 80s. Plus it rocks!

All his songs are amazing! There is no top 10 but this is my favorite and helped me get clean

It' even difficult picking the best track on pump.but I never will tire of this one. A real stonker

46 Just Push Play

Love the remix! Major swag in this song! But 39, REALLY?! Oh well, if you've read this far, you're bound to give this song a chance.

Definitely one Aerosmith's best. Top 10.

47 Uncle Salty

Uncle Salty is another great underated song from Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith1

One of my favorites

I just love this song.

How is this # 41? - ACDC-

48 You See Me Crying

My all time favorite Aerosmith song. Always has been since I was seven.

This is actually a good powers ballad.

49 What Kind of Love are You On?

So catchy, so brilliant. Of course it's not a masterpiece, nor even a very serious work.
Nonetheless, you can't help but being caught within the rhythm of this magical song.

50 Permanent Vacation
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