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|"Girls of Summer"|
|Single by Aerosmith|
|from the album O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits|
|Released||August 22, 2002|
|Aerosmith singles chronology|
"Girls of Summer" is a single by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Released in 2002 as the only single from the band's 2002 greatest hits album, O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits , the song was written by lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry and professional songwriter Marti Frederiksen in Hawaii, following the end of the Just Push Play Tour. The song, described by the band's frequent collaborator Jack Douglas as "George Harrison meets the Beach Boys", reflected the laid back atmosphere of its composition, where according to Tyler, he along with Perry and Fredericksen utilized Pro Tools and just started flailing to see which vibe would come out.
Another song from those sessions, "Bad Enough", was originally submitted for the Spider-Man soundtrack - where it was rejected and replaced with an Aerosmith cover of the "Spider-Man" theme song - before being rewritten into another track present in Oh Yeah!, "Lay It Down".
The single reached #25 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
The Girls of Summer Tour, which occurred in the latter half of 2002 and featured Aerosmith with Kid Rock and Run-DMC as openers, was named after the single.
The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003 in the category Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
The video for the song was directed by David Meyers, and filmed in South Beach. The three women appearing in the video are Jaime Pressly, Nichole Galicia, and Kim Smith.
As Steven Tyler is shown on the beach, the music video depicted the summer activities of the girls in different time points:
In the final scene, Tyler finds a sandwich on the beach. When he puts it in his mouth, he learns too late that it was a bait as Tyler is reeled into the ocean.
|Chart (2002)||Peak |
|Poland (Polish Airplay Charts)||5|
|UK Rock and Metal (OCC)||23|
|US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard )||25|
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