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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits by Aerosmith
Released October 1980
Recorded 1972-1979
Genre Hard rock
Length 37:15
Label Columbia
Producer Various
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Night in the Ruts
(1979)
Greatest Hits
(1980)
Rock in a Hard Place
(1982)

Greatest Hits is Aerosmith's first standard "greatest hits" compilation album. It went multi-platinum and contained some of the hits that made the band an icon of the 1970s rock era. A few remastered versions of Greatest Hits appeared in the 1990s and are considered partly responsible for the band's popular rejuvenation during the decade.

Some of the tracks were significantly shortened from their original version, particularly "Same Old Song and Dance", "Sweet Emotion", and "Kings and Queens".

Greatest Hits has gone on to become the band's bestselling album in the United States, achieving sales in excess of 11 million copies. The band won a Diamond award when the album's sales reached the ten million mark in 2001.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Dream On", from Aerosmith (Steven Tyler) – 4:28
    • Producers - Adrian Barber
  2. "Same Old Song and Dance" (Single Version), from Get Your Wings (Joe Perry, Tyler) – 3:01
    • Producers: Jack Douglas & Ray Colcord
    • Executive Producer: Bob Ezrin
  3. "Sweet Emotion" (Single Version), from Toys in the Attic (Tom Hamilton, Tyler) – 3:12
    • Producers: Jack Douglas
  4. "Walk This Way", from Toys in the Attic (Tyler, Perry) – 3:31
    • Producers: Jack Douglas
  5. "Last Child", from Rocks (Tyler, Brad Whitford) – 3:27
    • Producers: Jack Douglas & Aerosmith
  6. "Back in the Saddle", from Rocks (Tyler, Perry) – 4:38
    • Producers: Jack Douglas & Aerosmith
  7. "Draw the Line", from Draw the Line (Tyler, Perry) – 3:21
    • Producers: Jack Douglas & Aerosmith
  8. "Kings and Queens" (Single Version), from Draw the Line (Jack Douglas, Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Tyler, Whitford) – 3:47
    • Producers: Jack Douglas & Aerosmith
  9. "Come Together", from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (soundtrack) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:45
  10. "Remember (Walking in the Sand)", from Night in the Ruts (Shadow Morton) – 4:05
    • Producers: Gary Lyons

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 53

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold[1] March 3, 1981
RIAA - USA Platinum[1] January 27, 1986
RIAA - USA 2x Platinum[1] November 24, 1986
RIAA - USA 4x Platinum[1] November 21, 1988
RIAA - USA 5x Platinum[1] April 29, 1991
RIAA - USA 6x Platinum[1] March 10, 1992
RIAA - USA 8x Platinum[1] October 21, 1994
RIAA - USA 9x Platinum[1] August 1, 1996
RIAA - USA Diamond[1] February 26, 2001
RIAA - USA 11x Platinum[1] December 13, 2007

See also

References

External links

Greatest Hits at MusicBrainz

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