Top 10 Best Aerosmith Songs

The very best tunes from 50+ years of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and the gang.
The Top Ten
1 Dream On

I've heard many different versions of "Dream On," but nothing tops the original version. I love Aerosmith so much. I wish I was also born in this era because songs actually meant something. Nowadays, Nicki Minaj hits the charts when really it should be the real stars such as Steven Tyler or Axl Rose. Though I am only 15 and don't have the natural right to say this, Aerosmith will live on.

Undeniably one of the greatest songs ever written. There is really no possible explanation for anyone that dislikes this song, except possibly tone deafness. The fact that Steven Tyler can belt out a massive scream at the end and still finish with a strong "Sing with me..." is amazing. Rock on, Aerosmith!

2 Walk This Way

One of the most recognizable guitar riffs in rock. I've listened to Aerosmith for years, and I'd have to say Walk This Way or Dream On is the best of the old stuff, and Cryin' is the best of the new. You almost have to separate both time frames.

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 well as Aerosmith! Also, nobody can top this song.

CLASSIC! A pure and wonderfully coordinated rap and rock song! Run DMC and Aerosmith sound like they were made for each other. Pure beauty! And don't even get me started on that catchy riff! Wow!

3 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

This is the greatest song for many reasons to me. My little girl, who could not speak, heard me playing this song as we rode to various doctor appointments and therapies. One day, I was playing a CD and she started making the sound of breathing. I was alarmed at first, and then it hit me - she wanted me to play this song. No other would do. She would shake her little head, saying "No." It was one of the first great communications that we had.

I will always treasure this. Now she is in heaven, but she is always in my heart, and each time I hear this song it is a bittersweet memory.

4 Sweet Emotion

The band's first Top 40 appearance includes one of the best uses of a talk box ever recorded. Guitarist Perry is the manipulated voice you hear at the beginning of the song. But more than that, it includes one of classic rock's most memorable guitar riffs, fired off after an extended intro that builds to the point of bursting. Aerosmith would have bigger hits, but Sweet Emotion is where it all started.

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

5 Janie's Got a Gun

This is the best Aerosmith song. It has the most meaning to it. Steven's voice is absolutely amazing in this! The beat in the background is so catchy. Much love for Aerosmith!

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.

Oh God, what a great song. Sorry Get a Grip fans, this was a real masterpiece. Pump was a really good album, mainly because of Janie.

6 Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

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.

Over the years, Aerosmith has become my very favorite rock group. They are 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 elements of this song are fantastically great!

7 Love in an Elevator

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

What, this song is easily in the top ten. It's so upbeat and crazy, it's hard not to love this song. Come on people, vote for this song.

I am only voting for this because they played a part of it on my favorite roller coaster, X2, "GOING DOWN!" Otherwise, I would vote for "Walk This Way."

8 Cryin'

This is one of my favorite songs ever. I will listen to it at any given point in the day. This song is amazing, and everything is spot on about it. I was torn between this one and I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, but this song is a classic and its story resonates with a lot of people. You're awesome, Aerosmith!

This song is unbelievably underrated. I didn't even know about it until years after I discovered these guys. It has so much more emotion than all their other songs, and Steven Tyler really brings out a new level of emotion in this song.

9 Livin' on the Edge

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.

I've always felt that music was an art form. Like all art, it needs some meaning behind it. Otherwise, it's just noise. This song has a meaning behind it. It also sounds great and should be in the top ten songs of all time.

If Chicken Little tells you that the sky is falling, even if it wasn't, would you still come crawling? I love this song so much!

10 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 could sing this song all day. This is one of my two favorite Aerosmith songs ever. It has a little country vibe to it that Westerners would love a lot too.

The Contenders
11 Crazy

This and Angel are my two favorite Aerosmith songs and two of my favorite songs of all time. This song is so simple and so perfect. The riffs will make you fall in love, and the lyrics are so relatable. If you've ever had someone you love who drives you crazy, this song summarizes that feeling perfectly. I think I'm going crazy just listening to this song. It's one of the best songs of all time.

The song is a classic of the '90s. The video is one of the sexiest and best videos of the '90s too. The combination of that heavy drum with a mid-tempo guitar and bass, creating a field sensation sound, is perfect with Tyler's voice.

12 Angel

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

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"!

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 to!

13 Rag Doll

This is my absolute favorite one. Love the groove and the catchy rhythm in it. It's a quite simple song and I like that. It's easy to understand and get on your mind!

The guitar riff is great and Steve's voice is just amazing too, as always. I think this song is a real masterpiece and it really deserves a higher rank!

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 "sing" along in my head!

The rhythm is so upbeat and catchy. You can just get up and start dancing to this, and it'll come so naturally. It's an amazing song. I'm surprised it's seriously not on the Top Ten!

14 Mama Kin

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 favorite intro to any song I know!

15 What It Takes

Makes me want to cry every time I listen to it, outstanding lyrics. Holy crap, that solo is icing on the cake, the Mountain Dew of songs, the chords of an angel, with an interesting bit at the end of the studio version.

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.

Could be their 2nd or 3rd best ballad - Dream On is the original power ballad (and their best), and Angel is up there, too.

16 Toys In The Attic

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

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

This song is just great. Fast, simple, and hypnotic!

17 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 just keeps me in a good mood and it has 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.

18 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.

Why does this song rank so low in the top tens? The lyric is very meaningful. The solo in the end is truly amazing.

A good song that everyone has to hear.

19 Jaded

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

This is Aerosmith in their last great hit! It's more up-to-date with the times (the year 2000) as it's more alternative rock than their previous material. Yet, Aerosmith cranked out a great song with this one! It should be in the top 10 too!

This track should have been number 1 - best song ever! It gives me the chills - wow! Great performance by Tyler, awesome vocals, outstanding lyrics, fantastic instruments! Epic!

20 Draw the Line

Coolest song Aerosmith ever rocked! Steven Tyler's screams are what set 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.

21 Kings and Queens

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!

Why isn't this song number one, or at least number 2 behind Dream On? Such an amazing song from the one and only Aerosmith!

22 Last Child

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!

The main chords are so memorable, the lyrics are more memorable, the guitar solo is even more memorable.

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

23 The Other Side

Awesome song! Please, please, please listen to it!

Amazing song. Heard it at work. Fell in love.

Best Aerosmith song ever! I love Don't Wanna Miss a Thing, 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.

24 Pink

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

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 straightforward song about "my favorite color." Stimulating as hell.

25 Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)

Awesome song, nice guitar and drums. With good tempo, nicely sung by Taylor!

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