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Just Push Play
Studio album by Aerosmith
Released March 6, 2001
Recorded 2000
Genre Hard rock
Length 48:56
Label Columbia
Producer Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Nine Lives
(1997)
Just Push Play
(2001)
Honkin' on Bobo
(2004)
Singles from Just Push Play
  1. "Jaded"
    Released: December 21, 2001
  2. "Fly Away from Here"
    Released: June 2, 2001
  3. "Sunshine"
    Released: 2001 (promo only)
  4. "Just Push Play"
    Released: September 18, 2001

Just Push Play is the thirteenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). Helping Aerosmith in the studio were coproducers and song collaborators Marti Frederiksen and Mark Hudson.

Just Push Play features the same slick pop production that Aerosmith had been using in recent albums, though this time there was more of a vintage-era edge to most of the tracks.

The album's first single, "Jaded", became a major Top 10 hit in the U.S. and around the world. As a result, Just Push Play was certified platinum within a month of its release. Subsequent singles "Fly Away from Here", "Sunshine", and "Just Push Play", though garnering some airplay, failed to impact the Hot 100 much, although the latter two charted on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and the former charted on the Adult Top 40.

The eight-month long Just Push Play Tour, which ran from June 2001 to January 2002 was launched to support the album. The tour received much success with the only major problems on the tour being cancellations due in part to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The album's cover features a gynoid resembling Marilyn Monroe and was designed by Hajime Sorayama.

Contents

Track listing

# Title Music Length
1. "Beyond Beautiful"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson 4:45
2. "Just Push Play"   Tyler, Hudson, Steve Dudas 3:51
3. "Jaded"   Tyler, Fredriksen 3:34
4. "Fly Away from Here"   Fredriksen, Todd Chapman 5:01
5. "Trip Hoppin'"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen, Hudson 4:27
6. "Sunshine"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:37
7. "Under My Skin"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen, Hudson 3:45
8. "Luv Lies"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen, Hudson 4:26
9. "Outta Your Head"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:22
10. "Drop Dead Gorgeous"   Tyler, Perry, Hudson 3:42
11. "Light Inside"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:34
12. "Avant Garden"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen, Hudson 4:52
  • Roughly 45 seconds after "Avant Garden" a hidden track entitled "Under My Skin Reprise" plays for about one minute.
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Bonus track and video (International version)

A bonus track and video was included on limited edition North American releases exclusive to Best Buy.

# Title Music Length
13. "Face"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 4:25
14. "Jaded" (video)   3:47
  • Roughly 40 seconds after "Face" a hidden track entitled "Under My Skin Reprise" plays for about one minute.

Bonus tracks (Japanese version)

# Title Length
13. "Won't Let You Down"    
14. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"    

Disc 2 (Japanese limited edition)

Personnel

[1]

Additional personnel

Production

  • Producers: Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
  • Engineers: Brian Carrigan, Paul Caruso, Richard Chycki, Marti Frederiksen, Scott Gordon, Jesse Henderson, Paul Santo, Allen Sides
  • Assistant engineer: Fran Flannery
  • Mixing: Mike Shipley
  • Mastering: George Marino
  • Recording: Richard Chycki, Marti Frederiksen
  • Instrument technician: Jim Survis
  • Loop programming: Paul Caruso
  • Horn arrangements: Jim Cox
  • String arrangements: David Campbell, Jim Cox
  • Special projects coordinator: Keith Garde
  • Author: Stephen Saper
  • Art direction: Kevin Reagan
  • Design: Kevin Reagan
  • Make-up: Melissa Rogers

Charts

Album

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 2
2001 Top Canadian Albums 2
2001 Top Internet Albums 2

Singles

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Fly Away from Here" Adult Top 40 36
2001 "Fly Away from Here" Top 40 Mainstream 24
2001 "Fly Away from Here" Top 40 Tracks 34
2001 "Jaded" Adult Top 40 6
2001 "Jaded" Canadian Singles Chart 6
2001 "Jaded" Latin Pop Airplay 30
2001 "Jaded" Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 21
2001 "Jaded" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
2001 "Jaded" The Billboard Hot 100 7
2001 "Jaded" Adult Top 40 Recurrents 6
2001 "Jaded" Top 40 Mainstream 6
2001 "Jaded" Top 40 Tracks 8
2001 "Just Push Play" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
2001 "Sunshine" Mainstream Rock Tracks 23
2002 "Just Push Play" Top 40 Mainstream 38

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold[2] April 3, 2001
RIAA - USA Platinum[2] April 3, 2001
ABPD - Brazil Gold[3] 2001

References

External links

Just Push Play at MusicBrainz


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