Aerosmith Dream On was the first single ever created by the group. It first appeared on their initial album in 1973. Steven Tyler wrote the song which was heavily influenced by the blues.
Aerosmith Dream On was the first major hit for the group. It only reached number 59 when it was originally released as singles. But in 1976 it made it all the way up to number six during its re-release. It was first played live at a Connecticut inn. Aerosmith Dream On was later released by the group in eight compilations, as well as on two boxed sets.
Aerosmith Dream On was named one of the 500 songs that shaped rock. It was 172 in Rolling Stone’s top 500 greatest songs. Some Aerosmith fans believe this is their signature song.
Many times songs, such as Aerosmith Dream On, are sampled for other music. That means short portions of the song appear in some way. Eminem sampled the song in his 2002 album the Eminem Show. Aerosmith’s lead vocalist played the guitar solo on the tracks. Some less well-known artists sampled or covered Aerosmith Dream On. These include Andru Donalds, and a rapper named Slim Thug.
There is a myth that the band Led Zeppelin actually wrote the song. That’s false. Buick uses the song in their commercials. Dream up is the slogan in the commercials. It also appeared in a number of movies. These include Miracle from Walt Disney, and Last Action Hero.
Aerosmith Dream On has been featured in a number of video games. It was used in the opening of Dead or Alive Ultimate. There’s a game called Guitar Hero Aerosmith. The song was re-recorded just for the game. People could also download Aerosmith Dream On for the game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Its appearance in that game was to promote the new game.
Even orchestras have been involved with Aerosmith Dream On. In the 1990s a concert was done for MTV’s 10th anniversary. And in 2006 members of Aerosmith performed it with the Boston Pops. They have sometimes dedicated the song to deceased fans or fallen soldiers.
Aerosmith Dream On is a true classic.