"Sweet Emotion" was a song by American rock band Aerosmith. It was released on May 19, 1975 as the first single from the band's breakthrough smash album "Toys In The Attic." The song began a string of pop hits and large-scale mainstream success for the band that would continue for the remainder of the 1970s. The song was written by lead singer Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton. "Sweet Emotion" was released as a single in 1975, and peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's breakthrough single and the first Top 40 hit for the band. The day it hit #36 on the U.S. chart, July 19, 1975, Aerosmith was booked at a gig in New York City's Central Park, called the Schaefer Music Festival. The song was so successful that the band decided to ride the heels of its success and re-release their first single, "Dream On", which had originally charted at #59 in 1973. The re-released version went on to hit #6, the highest chart performance in the 1970s for the band. The song has been included on almost every Aerosmith compilation and live album and is frequently cited as Aerosmith's 'signature song', including in the "World Almanac And Book Of Facts", and regularly competes with "Dream On" and "Walk This Way" for the title of Aerosmith's 'signature song' elsewhere. It is often included on 'greatest song' lists or 'greatest rock song' lists, including a ranking of #416 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was also one of the songs Aerosmith played for their induction to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "Toys In The Attic" was the third album by Aerosmith. The album is their second-most commercially successful studio album, with eight million copies sold in the United States alone. Steven Tyler claims that his original idea for the album cover was a teddy bear sitting in the attic with its wrist cut and stuffing spread across the floor. They decided, in the end, to put all of the animals in instead. In 2003, the album was ranked number 228 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Aerosmith is an American hard rock band, sometimes referred to as 'The Bad Boys from Boston' and 'America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band'. Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston. Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, including 66.5 million albums in the United States alone. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. This channel is dedicated to the classic rock hits that have become part of the history of our culture. The incredible AOR tracks that define music from the late 60s, the 70s and the early 80s . . . Classic Rock is here!
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