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Big Ones
Greatest hits by Aerosmith
Released November 1, 1994
Recorded 1987–1994
Genre Hard rock
Length 73:59
Label Geffen
Producer Bruce Fairbairn (tracks 2–8, 10–15), Michael Beinhorn (tracks 1, 9)
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Get a Grip
(1993)
Big Ones
(1994)
Nine Lives
(1997)
Singles from Big Ones
  1. "Blind Man"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Walk on Water"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Deuces Are Wild"
    Released: 1994 (promo only)

Big Ones, released on November 1, 1994 is one of the many greatest hits albums by the American rock band Aerosmith, this one covering their biggest hits from the Geffen era (1987–1994). Big Ones featured twelve hits from the band's three consecutive multi-platinum albums, Permanent Vacation (1987), Pump (1989), and Get a Grip (1993), as well as the hit "Deuces are Wild" from The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience (1993), and two new songs, "Blind Man" and "Walk on Water", which were recorded during a break in the band's Get a Grip Tour. These songs were also included on the band's 2001 compilation album Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology. Big Ones is the band's second bestselling compilation album, with four million copies sold in the United States alone.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Walk on Water" - 4:56
  2. "Love in an Elevator" (from Pump) - 5:22
  3. "Rag Doll" (from Permanent Vacation) - 4:25
  4. "What It Takes" (from Pump) - 5:11
  5. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" (from Permanent Vacation) - 4:25
  6. "Janie's Got a Gun" (from Pump) - 5:31
  7. "Cryin'" (from Get a Grip) - 5:09
  8. "Amazing" (from Get a Grip) - 5:57
  9. "Blind Man" - 4:01
  10. "Deuces Are Wild" (from The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience) - 3:36
  11. "The Other Side" (from Pump) - 4:05
  12. "Crazy" (from Get a Grip) - 5:17
  13. "Eat the Rich" (from Get a Grip) - 4:11
  14. "Angel" (from Permanent Vacation) - 5:08
  15. "Livin' on the Edge" (from Get a Grip) - 6:21
  16. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" (live, bonus track on some versions only) - 5:11
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Special Edition

Disc 2

  1. "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
  2. "Hole in My Soul"
  3. "Walk on Down"
  4. "Dream On"
  5. "Back in the Saddle"
  6. "Mama Kin"
  7. "Walk This Way"
  8. "Sweet Emotion"

Personnel

  • Joe Perry – guitars, dulcimer, background vocals
  • Tom Hamilton – bass guitar, background vocals on "Love in an Elevator"

Additional personnel

  • Jim Vallance - Organ on "Rag Doll"
  • Drew Arnott - Mellotron on "Angel"
  • Tom Keenlyside - Tenor saxophone and Clarinet
  • Ian Putz - Baritone Sax
  • Bob Rogers - Trombone
  • Henry Christian - Trumpet
  • Bruce Fairbairn - Trumpet, background vocals on "Love in n Elevator"
  • Bob Dowd - Background vocals on "Love in an Elevator"
  • John Webster - Keyboards
  • Richie Supa - Keyboards on "Amazing"
  • Don Henley - background vocals on "Amazing"
  • Desmond Child - Keyboards on "Crazy"
  • Paul Baron - Trumpet
  • Mapuhi T. Tekurio, Melvin Liufau, Wesey Mamea, Liainaiala Tagaloa, Sandy Kanaeholo, Aladd Alatina Teofilo, Jr. - Polynesian Log Drums on "Eat the Rich"

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 6

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Blind Man" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
1994 "Blind Man" Billboard Hot 100 48
1994 "Deuces are Wild" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1 (4 weeks)
1995 "Walk on Water" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 16

Certifications

Organization Country Level Date
RIAA United States Gold January 5, 1995
RIAA United States 2x Platinum January 5, 1995
RIAA United States 3x Platinum November 7, 1995
ABPD Brazil Gold[1] 1996
RIAA United States 4x Platinum September 5, 1997

See also

References

External links

Big Ones at MusicBrainz


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