Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith (1975)

“Sweet Emotion” was a song by American rock band Aerosmith. It was released on May 19, 1975 as the first single from the band’s breakthrough smash album “Toys In The Attic.” The song began a string of pop hits and large-scale mainstream success for the band that would continue for the remainder of the 1970s. The song was written by lead singer Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton. “Sweet Emotion” was released as a single in 1975, and peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s breakthrough single and the first Top 40 hit for the band. The day it hit #36 on the US chart, July 19, 1975, Aerosmith was booked at a gig in New York City’s Central Park, called the Schaefer Music Festival. The song was so successful that the band decided to ride the heels of its success and re-release their first single, “Dream On”, which had originally charted at #59 in 1973. The re-released version went on to hit #6, the highest chart performance in the 1970s for the band. The song has been included on almost every Aerosmith compilation and live album and is frequently cited as Aerosmith’s ‘signature song’, including in the “World Almanac And Book Of Facts”, and regularly competes with “Dream On” and “Walk This Way” for the title of Aerosmith’s ‘signature song’ elsewhere. It is often included on ‘greatest song’ lists or ‘greatest rock song’ lists, including a ranking of #416 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was also one of the songs Aerosmith