O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

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ReleasedJuly 2, 2002
Recorded1972-2002
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length131:39
Label Columbia/Geffen
Producer Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard, Adrian Barber, Ray Colcord, Jack Douglas, Bruce Fairbairn, Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson, Jason Mizell, Rick Rubin, Matt Serletic, DeVante Swing, Russell Simmons
Aerosmith compilation chronology
Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology
(2001)
O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
(2002)
Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith
(2006)
Alternative cover
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Lenticular cover
The Essential Aerosmith
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Front cover of the 2011 re-release
Singles from O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
  1. "Girls of Summer"
    Released: August 22, 2002
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O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits is a greatest hits album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 2002 by Columbia Records and Geffen Records. A double-disc album, it includes 28 of the band's biggest hits in chronological order and spans the band's entire career up to 2002. Also included are two new songs, "Girls of Summer" and "Lay it Down", which the band recorded in Hawaii. [3]

Contents

O, Yeah! has since been certified double platinum. Noticeable on the corners of album cover are the different variations of the Aerosmith logo used throughout the band's career.

O, Yeah! was re-released as TheEssential Aerosmith on September 13, 2011. While the album cover has been changed, with a more straightforward profile picture of the band being used, the actual contents are the same.

Track listing

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mama Kin" (from Aerosmith ) Steven Tyler 4:23
2."Dream On" (from Aerosmith)Tyler4:23
3."Same Old Song and Dance" (from Get Your Wings )Tyler, Joe Perry 3:53
4."Seasons of Wither" (from Get Your Wings)Tyler5:24
5."Walk This Way" (from Toys in the Attic )Tyler, Perry3:39
6."Big Ten Inch Record" (from Toys in the Attic)Fred Weismantel2:13
7."Sweet Emotion" (from Toys in the Attic)Tyler, Tom Hamilton 4:34
8."Last Child" (from Rocks )Tyler, Brad Whitford 3:27
9."Back in the Saddle" (from Rocks)Tyler, Perry4:40
10."Draw the Line (remix)" (from Pandora's Box )Tyler, Perry3:42
11."Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" (from Permanent Vacation )Tyler, Perry, Desmond Child 4:23
12."Angel" (from Permanent Vacation)Tyler, Child5:07
13."Rag Doll" (from Permanent Vacation)Tyler, Perry, Jim Vallance, Holly Knight 4:24
14."Janie's Got a Gun" (from Pump )Tyler, Hamilton5:17
15."Love in an Elevator" (from Pump)Tyler, Perry5:22
16."What It Takes" (from Pump)Tyler, Perry, Child5:12
Total length:70:03
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Other Side" (from Pump)Tyler, Vallance, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr. 4:05
2."Livin' on the Edge (Full length version)" (original version appeared on Get a Grip )Tyler, Perry, Mark Hudson 6:20
3."Cryin'" (from Get a Grip)Tyler, Perry, Taylor Rhodes 5:07
4."Amazing" (from Get a Grip)Tyler, Richard Supa 5:55
5."Deuces Are Wild" (from The Beavis and Butt-head Experience , Big Ones )Tyler, Vallance3:36
6."Crazy" (from Get a Grip)Tyler, Perry, Child5:16
7."Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" (from Nine Lives )Tyler, Perry, Glen Ballard 3:25
8."Pink (The South Beach Mix)" (different remix version from Nine Lives )Tyler, Supa, Ballard3:54
9."I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (from Armageddon: The Album ) Diane Warren 4:59
10."Jaded" (from Just Push Play )Tyler, Marti Frederiksen 3:34
11."Just Push Play (Radio remix)" (Original version appeared on Just Push Play)Tyler, Hudson, Steve Dudas3:14
12."Walk This Way (performed by Run-D.M.C. with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry)" (from Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.)Tyler, Perry5:11
13."Girls of Summer" (New studio recording)Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen3:13
14."Lay It Down" (New studio recording)Tyler, Perry, Donald DeGrate, Frederiksen3:47
Total length:61:36
Disc 2 - Bonus tracks on non-US editions [4]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."Come Together" (from the soundtrack of the film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:45
16."Theme from Spider-Man" (from the soundtrack of the film Spider-Man) Paul Francis Webster, Robert Harris2:58
17."Toys in the Attic" (from Toys in the Attic)Tyler, Perry3:05
Total length:9:48
Disc 3 - The Essential Aerosmith 3.0 Only
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lord of the Thighs" (from Get Your Wings)Tyler4:14
2."Toys in the Attic" (from Toys in the Attic)Tyler, Perry3:07
3."You See Me Crying" (from Toys in the Attic)Tyler, Don Solomon5:12
4."Baby, Please Don't Go" (from Honkin' on Bobo ) Joe Williams 3:24
5."Devil's Got a New Disguise" (from Devil's Got a New Disguise - The Very Best of Aerosmith )Tyler, Perry, Warren4:27
6."Walk This Way (Live)" (from Rockin' the Joint (January 11, 2002 at The Joint, Las Vegas))Tyler, Perry4:23
Total length:24:47

Personnel

Production

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

YearChartPosition
2002The Billboard 200 4
UK Charts6

Singles - Billboard (North America)

YearSingleChartPosition
2002"Girls of Summer" Mainstream Rock Tracks 25

Certifications

OrganizationLevelDate
RIAA - USAGoldAugust 7, 2002
Platinum
2× PlatinumJanuary 7, 2005
RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ) [5] Platinum200,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history

RegionDateFormatTracksLabelCatalog #BarcodeEditionSeriesNotes
USAJul 2, 2002CD x 230Columbia/SMEI C2K 86700696998670020Available in 4 different 3-D covers and 1 standard cover [6]
USAJul 2, 2002Cassette x 230Columbia/SMEIC2T 86700696998670044 [7] [8]
USAJul 16, 2002MiniDisc x 230Columbia/SMEIC2M 86700696998670082 [9]
USAAug 20, 2002SACD x 230Columbia/SMEIC2S 86700696998670068stereo only [10]
USAFeb 1, 2008MP3 256k30Columbia/SBME C2K 867006969986700207 indiv. tracks, 23 album only [11] [12]
USAJul 1, 2009MP3 192k30Columbia/SME C2K 867006969986700207 indiv. tracks, 23 album only [13] [14]
USAOct 6, 2009MP3 320k30Columbia/SMEC2K 867006969986700207 indiv. tracks, 23 album only; approx. date; issued between Oct 6 - Nov 28, 2009 [15] [16]
USAAug 30, 2011CD x 336Columbia/SME88697 92339 2886979233928Limited Edition 3.0The EssentialRe-titled: The Essential Aerosmith [17]
USASep 6, 2011MP3 256k30Columbia/SME88644 31571 1886443157118The EssentialRe-titled: The Essential Aerosmith; 18 indiv. tracks, 12 album only [18] [19]
USASep 6, 2011MP3 320k30Columbia/SME88644 31571 1886443157118The EssentialRe-titled: The Essential Aerosmith [20]
USASep 6, 2011AAC 256k30Columbia/SME88644 31571 1886443157118The EssentialRe-titled: The Essential Aerosmith; 17 indiv. tracks, 13 album only [21]
USASep 13, 2011CD x 230Columbia/SME88697 92210 2886979221024The EssentialRe-titled: The Essential Aerosmith [22]
USADec 2011MP3 256k30Columbia/SMEC2K 8670069699867002018 indiv. tracks, 12 album only; approx. date; issued between Dec 6 - 21, 2011 [23] [24]

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