ULTIMATE GREATEST HITS

O, Yeah: Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (2CD)
U.S.A./Canada Released: July 2, 2002, Columbia C2K86700
30 Tracks, length 131 mins 30 sec
CD 1
01. Dream On (Tyler) 4:23
02. Mama Kin (Tyler) 4:23
03. Same Old Song and Dance (Tyler/Perry) 3:53
04. Seasons of Wither (Tyler) 5:24
05. Walk This Way (Tyler/Perry) 3:39
06. Big Ten Inch Record (F. Weismantel) 2:13
07. Sweet Emotion (Tyler/Hamilton) 4:34
08. Last Child (Tyler/Whitford) 3:27
09. Back in the Saddle (Tyler/Perry) 4:40
10. Draw the line  [remix] (Tyler/Perry) 3:42
11. Dude (Looks like A Lady) (Tyler/Perry/Child) 4:23
12. Angel (Tyler/Child) 5:07
13. Rag Doll (Tyler/Perry/Vallance/Knight) 4:24
14. Janie's Got a Gun (Tyler/Hamilton) 5:27
15. Love in an Elevator (Tyler/Perry) 5:22
16. What it Takes (Tyler/Perry/Child) 5:12

CD 2
17. The Other Side (Tyler/Vallance) 4:05
18. Livin' on the Edge (Tyler/Perry/Hudson) 6:20
19. Cryin' ( Tyler/Perry/Rhodes) 5:07
20. Amazing (Supa) 5:55
21. Deuces are Wild (Tyler/Vallance) 3:36
22. Crazy (Tyler/Perry/Child) 5:16
23. Falling in Love (Is hard on the Knees) (Tyler/Perry/Ballard) 3:25
24. Pink [The South Beach Mix] (Tyler/Supa/Ballard) 3:54
25. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Warren) 4:59
26. Jaded (Tyler/Frederiksen) 3:34
27. Just Push Play [radio remix] (Tyler/Huson/Dudas) 3:14
28. Walk This Way [Run DMC with Tyler/Perry] (Tyler/Perry) 5:11
29. Girls of Summer (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:13
30. Lay it Down (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Devante) 3:47

June 5: Note: Recent listing had Walk This Way {Run DMC] moved to Disc 1 (after Draw The Line) and Mama Kin was absent.

The first hits compilation, chronologically tracing Aerosmith's music from 1973 to today, incorporating all their major hits during their Columbia and Geffen periods plus two new songs, "Girls of Summer" and "Lay It Down" especially written for the album (written in Maui during Feb-March 2002). It takes tracks from all studio albums except "A Night In the Ruts", "Rock In A Hard Place" and "Done With Mirrors".  Excluding the 2 new tracks, 24 of the remaining 28 tracks were released as singles in the USA, and of which 17 were top 30 hits - including 7 top 10 tunes.

First ten tracks on CD 1 are the same tracks (and order) as on the  Greatest Hits 1973-1988 album although the tracks are original album tracks and not tracks edited for single release in the 1970s. From the Geffen period, it takes 12 of the 15 songs from "Big Ones".

The Draw The Line remix is the original mix that was released on promo singles in mid-1977 prior to the competition of the Draw The Line album. This version later showed up on Pandora's Box.

The South Beach Mix of Pink is the original version of Pink they recorded whilst working with Ballard on the first attempt of an album release they made (later re-recorded with Kevin Shirley and called Nine Lives).

The radio remix of Just Push Play was created in late 2001 when the track was released as a single (ie clean version). It appeared first on a bonus disc when the album "Just Push Play" was re-issued in Japan in January 2002. 

During early June, the album went through a couple of re-titles from Ultimate Hits to Rockimus Maximus: Ultimate Hits  to now Om Teah: Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (detailed by Billboard, June 10th) and also saw the release date move out to July 3, 2002 (from June 25, 2002)

The albums will be available in four different 3D covers.

Top left replaced by:


 

Original release date: June 18th, 2002.

Billboard Charts 

RIAA Gold/Platinium awarded Aug 7 2002

Date Position Sales % Decrease
03-Jul-02   189  
10-Jul-02 4 136,879  
17-Jul-02 10 71,456 47.80
24-Jul-02 13 57,646 19.33
31-Jul-02 19 47,766 17.14

07-Aug-02

23 39,437 17.44
14-Aug-02 27 a36,000 8.72
21-Aug-02 42 27,098 24.73
28-Aug-02 47 24,159 10.85
4-Sep-02 58 21,382 11.49
11-Sep-02 41 24,997 -16.91
18-Sep-02 47 19,962 20.14
25-Sept-02 54 17,188 13.90
02-Oct-02 76 14,247 17.11
09-Oct-02 90 12,931 9.24
16-Oct-02 87 12,481 3.41
23-Oct-02 101 11,183 10.40
30-Oct-02 121 9,078 18.82
6-Nov-02 132 8,561 5.70
13-Nov-02 160 8,402 1.86
20-Nov-02 166 8,579 -2.11
27-Nov-02 163 9,518 -10.95
04-Dec-02 162 13,067 -37.29
11-Dec-02 123 16,168 -23.73
18-Dec-02 137 a20,000  
25-Dec-03 118 a20,000  
01-Jan-03 142 19,544  
08-Jan-03 145 8,885 54.54
15-Jan-03 145 6,834 23.08
22-Jan-03 145 a7,000  
29-Jan-03 156 6,048  
5-Feb-03 175 5,682  
12-Feb-03 186 a5,000  
     
TOTAL   a750,000  

Note: a = approx

Billboard Top 200 Albums of 2002: No 124


Canada album charts #16

 The above promo 10" vinyl single, A Big Ten Inch Record, was distributed to various small record stores in the USA. Side One features "Rats In The Cellar" (4:06, from Rocks) and Side Two, "Lord of the Thighs(7:13, recorded on tour at the CottonBowl, Dallas, July 4, 1978).  Sony/Columbia SCS 59005.

 

JAPAN Released: July 3, 2002, Sony SRCS 2440
34 tracks; length 146 min 50 sec

 


CD 1
01. Dream On (Tyler) 4:23
02. Mama Kin (Tyler) 4:23
03. Same Old Song and Dance (Tyler/Perry) 3:53
04. Seasons of Wither (Tyler) 5:24
05. Walk This Way (Tyler/Perry) 3:39
06. Big Ten Inch Record (F. Weismantel) 2:13
07. Sweet Emotion (Tyler/Hamilton) 4:34
08. Last Child (Tyler/Whitford) 3:27
09. Back in the Saddle (Tyler/Perry) 4:40
10. Draw the line  [remix] (Tyler/Perry) 3:42
11. Dude (Looks like A Lady) (Tyler/Perry/Child) 4:23
12. Angel (Tyler/Child) 5:07
13. Rag Doll (Tyler/Perry/Vallance/Knight) 4:24
14. Janie's Got a Gun (Tyler/Hamilton) 5:27
15. Love in an Elevator (Tyler/Perry) 5:22
16. What it Takes (Tyler/Perry/Child) 5:12

CD 2
17. The Other Side (Tyler/Vallance) 4:05
18. Livin' on the Edge (Tyler/Perry/Hudson) 6:20
19. Cryin' ( Tyler/Perry/Rhodes) 5:07
20. Amazing (Supa) 5:55
21. Deuces are Wild (Tyler/Vallance) 3:36
22. Crazy (Tyler/Perry/Child) 5:16
23. Falling in Love (Is hard on the Knees) (Tyler/Perry/Ballard) 3:25
24. Pink [The South Beach Mix] (Tyler/Supa/Ballard) 3:54
25. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Warren) 4:59
26. Jaded (Tyler/Frederiksen) 3:34
27. Just Push Play [radio remix] (Tyler/Huson/Dudas) 3:14
28. Walk This Way [Run DMC with Tyler/Perry] (Tyler/Perry) 5:11
29. Girls of Summer (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:13
30. Lay it Down (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Devante) 3:47
31. Train Kept A Rollin' (T. Bradshaw/L. Mann/H. Kay) 5:33
32. Toys In The Attic (Tyler/Perry)  3:05
33. Come Together (J. Lennon/P. McCartney) 3:45
34. Theme From Spider Man (Harris/Webster) 2:57


First Aerosmith release to include their cover of the Spiderman Theme tune (as on the Original Soundtrack release April 2002).

Of the additional 4 tracks, 2 were released as singles with "Come Together" begin a top 30 hit for Aerosmith. Also 3 out the 4 are covers.

Charts: Seikodo: #14, #3, #6, #13, #17, #18

Europe Released: July 1, 2002  Sony 5084679
33 tracks; 141 min 17 sec
UK Released: July 29, 2002), Sony 5084672
33 tracks; 141 min 17 sec

CD 1
01. Dream On (Tyler) 4:23
02. Mama Kin (Tyler) 4:23
03. Same Old Song and Dance (Tyler/Perry) 3:53
04. Seasons of Wither (Tyler) 5:24
05. Walk This Way (Tyler/Perry) 3:39
06. Big Ten Inch Record (F. Weismantel) 2:13
07. Sweet Emotion (Tyler/Hamilton) 4:34
08. Last Child (Tyler/Whitford) 3:27
09. Back in the Saddle (Tyler/Perry) 4:40
10. Draw the line  [remix] (Tyler/Perry) 3:42
11. Dude (Looks like A Lady) (Tyler/Perry/Child) 4:23
12. Angel (Tyler/Child) 5:07
13. Rag Doll (Tyler/Perry/Vallance/Knight) 4:24
14. Janie's Got a Gun (Tyler/Hamilton) 5:27
15. Love in an Elevator (Tyler/Perry) 5:22
16. What it Takes (Tyler/Perry/Child) 5:12

CD 2
17. The Other Side (Tyler/Vallance) 4:05
18. Livin' on the Edge (Tyler/Perry/Hudson) 6:20
19. Cryin' ( Tyler/Perry/Rhodes) 5:07
20. Amazing (Supa) 5:55
21. Deuces are Wild (Tyler/Vallance) 3:36
22. Crazy (Tyler/Perry/Child) 5:16
23. Falling in Love (Is hard on the Knees) (Tyler/Perry/Ballard) 3:25
24. Pink [The South Beach Mix] (Tyler/Supa/Ballard) 3:54
25. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Warren) 4:59
26. Jaded (Tyler/Frederiksen) 3:34
27. Just Push Play [radio remix] (Tyler/Huson/Dudas) 3:14
28. Walk This Way [Run DMC with Tyler/Perry] (Tyler/Perry) 5:11
29. Girls of Summer (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:13
30. Lay it Down (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Devante) 3:47

31. Toys In The Attic (Tyler/Perry)  3:05
32. Come Together (J. Lennon/P. McCartney) 3:45
33. Theme From Spider Man (Harris/Webster) 2:57

 

Charts: Switzerland: No98, No90: UK: No6, No14, No15

 

Australia Released: August 12, 2002 Sony 5084672000
 tracks; 

 

SINGLE

 

Girls of Summer
Written by: Steven Tyler/Marti Frederiksen/Joe Perry 
A new track initially written in Maui in Feb/March 2002 for the Ultimate Hits album (along with Lay It Down). Initially a segment of the song was debuted in a medley on the MTV Icons: Aerosmith broadcast in April 2002. The whole song was played first on radio in Japan.
U.S.A.
Released to US radio - mid-May 2002. 
The video was released July 1, 2002 (TRL). It features 200 female models and shot on South Beach, Miami (June 2002) with director David Meyers.

USA Mainstream Top 40 charts: #40 -> #29

Canada's Hits Chart (Airplay): #85, #61, #70, #75
Radio and Record Pop Airplay #50, #49, #50


EUROPE
REST OF THE WORLD
Columbia/Sony 672771 1 and 672771 2

Release date: August 13, 2002

Originally had the previous release dates: July 1, July 22,  July 29, August 5 in Europe.
Number 1 in Israel for six weeks.


German Promo CD (SAMPCS 11628) - Girls of Summer: Bob Clearmountain Mix (3:13).

European Single : 672771 2

 

  1. Girls Of Summer
  2. Jaded
  3. Walk This Way (live 3/97 - MTV Spring Break)
  4. Girls Of Summer (video Version)

 

 

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