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!

I love the lyrics for this song!

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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.

This is a great song.

cool 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

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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 a better song even than Dream On

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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.

When I saw the music video YouTube. It looked like it was from the 90s. But the song's from the 70s. So that's why it was in Dazed and confused.

I think Aerosmith's top 3 best songs will always be Dream On, Walk This Way, and Sweet Emotion. My favourite is this one, Sweet Emotion has a timeless bass riff, great guitar work, and great vocal harmonies. And although Steven Tyler isn't singing that high up in this one, I still like his deep groovy vocals. That guitar riff Perry does in between verses is one of my favourite guitar licks of all time.

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.

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5 Janie's Got a Gun

Truly one of the bests

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.

Run away, run away from the pain yeah, yeah! - Misfire

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!

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6 Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

Over the years, Aerosmith has become my very favorite rock group. Aerosmith is as great as they come. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) is my very favorite rock song of all time and has been for years. I come to life every time I hear this song. The vocal and instrumental of this song is fantastically great!

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.

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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 Do Not Believe This Song is not in the top 10 a least not my favourite but one of my favourite Aerosmith songs My favourite Kings and Queens

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8 Cryin'

Should be higher

I'm actually just listening to this right now. lol - Misfire

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.

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9 Livin' on the Edge

LIVIN ON THE EDGE!

Earthquakes, diseases, famines, wars, crime, injustice, and immorality are all over the world. Humanity reached down to ground zero.

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.

All the overrated songs are at the top, just like I expected. This is Aerosmith's best, for sure.

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10 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!

This is honestly cheesy to me. I'm sorry... :/ - Misfire

I love Aerosmith's strip-tease songs.

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

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The Contenders

11 Back in the Saddle

Come on now, this has to be in the top ten at least. Definitely my favorite by Aerosmith. - yoshidinodude64

Great classic rock I grew up with.

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.

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

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12 Rag Doll

My favourite!

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!

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.

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!

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13 Angel

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

Brillant song, it makes me cry. - RW700

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"!

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14 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 song is a jam - Sabbath

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.

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15 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.

Just one of my favorites from Steven Tyler. The lyric is poetry and music itself is beyond perfection. I guess I don't have to say that I'm big Aerosmith fan. It's hard to believe that you can touch so many with your music and never know how much you mean to them!

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16 What It Takes

Oh come on people having this in the top 10 should be a given

I could listen to this one for hours on end

This song is just plain amazing, all the change-ups to rhythm and pace, plus excellent lyrics!

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.

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17 The Other Side

Absolute banger sooo catchy

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!

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18 Toys In The Attic

Needs to be higher

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.

19 Mama Kin

Are you serious? #20? Mama Kin is my favorite.

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.

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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.

Rocks rocks! This song has an awesome beat to it, it's just a great tune. Can't believe it's this far down.

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21 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.

this is one of the best song in the world mankind would be crazy if we didnt have this song

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22 Amazing

In my opinion their greatest

People what..15? seriously? This songs is so lyrically and musically beautiful and great, this is really underrated

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

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23 Kings and Queens

Should be in top five

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!

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24 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.

Steven's scream towards the middle of the song is the stuff of legends.

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25 Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)

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

26 Hangman Jury

Definitely a very underrated tune

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

The last best aerosmith song!

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

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27 Hole in My Soul

Why is it so low

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

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

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

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28 Nobody's Fault

The best track from their best album (Rocks). This song was so influential among then-budding rock musicians like Slash and James Hetfield that it's a crime to have this place at number 34.

One of my personal Aerosmiths best. The rocking style of Aerosmith is represented in this amazing song. Too bad we don't make songs like this anymore.

Ahhh, OK went to my first Aerosmith show in 1977. As Steve would say "do you like the old sh#t or the new sh#t," I like both however, partial to the rocking' sh#t! If you're a semi new fan dig deep, One Way Street, Crash, Rats in the Cellar, SOS, Street Jesus, Round and Round, Trip Hoppin', Milk Cow Blues, Line Up, Cheese Cake, Monkey on My Back, Hangman Jury, Baby Please Don't Go and Mother Popcorn. Aerosmith was not a pop band, they just made the first commercially successful power ballad and continued to try and duplicate that on each release after that. I don't blame them for that but their other sh#t is better...

THEIR HEAVIEST SONG! Too underrated...

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29 Fly Away from Here

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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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30 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.

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 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

33 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.

34 Lord of the Thighs

A definite top five Aerosmith song.

This is classic Aerosmith when Aerosmith was a great band.

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

Best song

35 Come Together

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

36 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...

37 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.

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 Walkin the Dog

This should be in the top 20

40 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!

41 Heart's Done Time
42 Get the Lead Out
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!

Wow! I cannot believe this isn't higher! Awesome lyrics!

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44 Nine Lives
45 Beyond Beautiful
46 Movin' Out

Best Guitar Rhythm

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

47 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

48 Stop Messin' Around
49 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-

50 Permanent Vacation
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