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"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
Single by Aerosmith
from the album Nine Lives
B-side "Fall Together"
Released 1997
Format Cassette, CD
Recorded 1996
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:26
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard
Producer Kevin Shirley
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Nine Lives"
(1997)
"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
(1997)
"Hole in My Soul"
(1997)

"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and record producer/writer Glen Ballard. Glen Ballard had originally been the producer and a songwriting collaborator for the Nine Lives album, but was replaced by Kevin Shirley halfway through the recording process of Nine Lives.

Overview

"Falling in Love" was released as the first major single from Nine Lives in 1997. The song is primarily a rocking number, yet has many overdubs and other instruments to maintain a pop sound and appeal to mainstream audiences, including synthesizer-produced horns.

Lead singer Steven Tyler got the inspiration for the title off a bumper sticker he saw a few years previously. The line "But you like the way I hold the microphone" was a reference to an almost identical line in The Rolling Stones' 1965 song "The Spider And The Fly."

This song is quite rare in popular rock music, in that the song starts with the chorus, then moves into the first verse, before going back towards a traditional verse-chorus-verse-instrumental-verse/chorus structure. Opening a rock song with the chorus, especially for a song that achieved relatively good radio coverage and sales such as Falling in Love, is very uncommon and innovative in the rock industry.

Charts

The song was a popular radio hit around the world, reaching #35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart (where it remained for five weeks), #2 in Canada, #22 on the UK singles chart, and #46 in Australia.

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 35
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 29
Australian Singles Chart 46
Austrian Singles Chart 35
Canadian Singles Chart 2
Finnish Singles Chart 7
German Singles Chart 40
Swedish Singles Chart 23
Swiss Singles Chart 22
UK Singles Chart 22

Awards

The single was certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 copies in the U.S. This is the band's third gold single.

The video for the song won the band a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video in 1997.

Preceded by
"One Headlight" by The Wallflowers
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
March 8, 1997 – April 5, 1997
Succeeded by
"Precious Declaration" by Collective Soul
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"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
File:Aerosmith Falling in Love
Single by Aerosmith
from the album Nine Lives
B-side "Fall Together"
Released 1997
Format Cassette, CD
Recorded 1996
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:26
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard
Producer Kevin Shirley
Aerosmith singles chronology

"Nine Lives"
(1997)
"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
(1997)
"Hole in My Soul"
(1997)

"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and record producer/writer Glen Ballard. Glen Ballard had originally been the producer and a songwriting collaborator for the Nine Lives album, but was replaced by Kevin Shirley halfway through the recording process of Nine Lives.

Overview

"Falling in Love" was released as the first major single from Nine Lives in 1997. The song is primarily a rocking number, yet has many overdubs and other instruments to maintain a pop sound and appeal to mainstream audiences, including synthesizer-produced horns.

Lead singer Steven Tyler got the inspiration for the title off a bumper sticker he saw a few years previously. The line "But you like the way I hold the microphone" was a reference to an almost identical line in The Rolling Stones' 1965 song "The Spider And The Fly."

This song is quite rare in popular rock music, in that the song starts with the chorus, then moves into the first verse, before going back towards a traditional verse-chorus-verse-instrumental-verse/chorus structure. Opening a rock song with the chorus, especially for a song that achieved relatively good radio coverage and sales such as Falling in Love, is very uncommon and innovative in the rock industry.

Charts

The song was a popular radio hit around the world, reaching #35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart (where it remained for five weeks), #2 in Canada, #22 on the UK singles chart, and #46 in Australia.

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 35
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 29
Australian Singles Chart 46
Austrian Singles Chart 35
Canadian Singles Chart 2
Finnish Singles Chart 7
German Singles Chart 40
Swedish Singles Chart 23
Swiss Singles Chart 22
UK Singles Chart 22

Awards

The single was certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 copies in the U.S. This is the band's third gold single.

The video for the song won the band a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video in 1997.

Preceded by
"One Headlight" by The Wallflowers
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
March 8, 1997 – April 5, 1997
Succeeded by
"Precious Declaration" by Collective Soul


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