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"Toys in the Attic"
Single by Aerosmith
from the album Toys in the Attic
B-side "Sweet Emotion"
Released April 8, 1975
Recorded January - February 1975 at Record Plant Studios, New York
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:05
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
Producer Jack Douglas
Aerosmith singles chronology
"You See Me Crying"
"Toys in the Attic"
"Last Child"

"Toys in the Attic" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, it is the first song and title track from the band's third album Toys in the Attic, their bestselling studio album in the United States. The song is three minutes, five seconds long. It was released as single in 1975.



The song "Toys in the Attic" is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.[1]

Other versions

The song is also featured on two of the band's live albums, Live! Bootleg (1978) and Classics Live II (1987). It is also found as a bonus track on some pressings of the career-spanning collection O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (2002). It is also a playable track on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

Cover versions

R.E.M. recorded a version of the song in 1986 as a b-side to their single "Fall on Me". This can be found on Dead Letter Office, with guitarist Peter Buck noting that the song "...was always fun to play live."

It was also covered by The Answer, Black Happy, Metal Church, Ratt, and Warrant.

And in the album Guns Box: Attitude for Destruction it was covered by Stephen Pearcy & Tracii Guns.


  1. ^ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "500 songs that shaped rock and roll" [1]


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