Jaded (Aerosmith song)

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"Jaded"
Single by Aerosmith
from the album Just Push Play
B-side "Angel's Eye"
Released December 21, 2000
Format Cassette, CD, Vinyl
Genre Hard rock, alternative rock
Length 3:34
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Steven Tyler and Marti Frederiksen
Producer(s) Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Marti Frederiksen
Mark Hudson
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Angel's Eye"
(2000)
"Jaded"
(2000)
"Fly Away From Here"
(2001)
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"Jaded" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and Marti Frederiksen. It was released on March 6, 2001[1] as the first single from the album Just Push Play. The song was debuted publicly at the American Music Awards and was also played at the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001. It was ranked No. 86 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 00's.[2]

Lyrical interpretation and song structure[edit]

The song's lyrics are about a girl who is "jaded", and how the relationship the narrator has with the girl is sometimes "complicated", but repeatedly claims that "I'm the one that jaded you."

The song features jangling guitars and a danceable drum beat and bass rhythm.

Cover artwork[edit]

The single's artwork was somewhat controversial, featuring a naked girl holding an apple on the cover. The model in the artwork is Nicole West.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Jaded" features Aerosmith performing in the Lobby of the Los Angeles Theater, and random clips of a "Jaded" girl (actress Mila Kunis). The song tells a story of a girl who has lost the ability to feel due to losing touch with reality.

The Los Angeles Theater 1931 is a Movie Palace in Downtown Los Angeles and is extravagantly designed in the French Rococo Style. The video also features the Ballroom/Lounge, the Landing on the way to the Ballroom, Auditorium, and the Mezzanine Hallway. The Hallway shot uses either a mirror, or special effects, to multiply the doors and make the hallway seem endless.

There are two versions of the video, much of the footage is the same, though used in slightly different places, and some shots have alternate angles. Here are a few noticeable differences:

Place Version 1 Version 2
Opening Zoom in on stage quickly Zoom in on stage slowly
Middle Steven Tyler blows into camera Horse statue blows into camera
Forest interlude Steven Tyler is not shown when the music starts Steven Tyler is shown when the music starts

The video premiered on MTV on February 13, 2001 and was directed by Francis Lawrence. The video was awarded Best Hard Rock Clip of the Year at the Billboard Music Video Awards, and Video of the Year at the Boston Music Awards.

Tracklisting[edit]

Jaded 670931[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jaded" (Album Version) Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen 3:34
2. "Won't Let You Down"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson 3:36
3. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"   Diane Warren 4:59

Jaded 79555[edit]

All songs written and composed by Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen

No. Title Length
1. "Jaded" (Album Version) 3:34
2. "Jaded" (Acoustic Mix) 3:34
3. "Angel's Eye"   3:21
4. "Jaded" (Guitars Mix) 3:34
5. "Under My Skin (Reprise)"   1:00

Charts[edit]

Charts (2001) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 47
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[4] 6
Germany (Media Control AG)[5] 48
Italy (FIMI)[6] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 17
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 41
Polish Singles Chart[9] 24
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 42
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 6
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 6
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[17] 30

Year-end chart[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[18] 47

Cover versions[edit]

Remixed eurodance versions of the song have appeared on the Dancemania series albums, including the 2001 album Dancemania Speed 7.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moon, Tom. "Rock & Roll: Aerosmith Uncut". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Kyle (September 29, 2011). "U2, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Foo Fighters fill out VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of the '00s'". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Aerosmith – Jaded – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  4. ^ "Allmusic peaks". Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  6. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Aerosmith – Jaded". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Aerosmith search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Aerosmith – Jaded". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  9. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |". 
  10. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Aerosmith – Jaded" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Aerosmith – Jaded". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  12. ^ "Aerosmith – Jaded – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  13. ^ "17, 2001/ Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  14. ^ "Aerosmith Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Aerosmith. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  15. ^ "Aerosmith Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Aerosmith. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  16. ^ "Aerosmith Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Aerosmith. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  17. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Aerosmith. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  18. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2001". Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  19. ^ Discogs, Dancemania Speed 7
Preceded by
"Awake" by Godsmack
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
February 10, 2001 – March 10, 2001
Succeeded by
"Outside" by Aaron Lewis featuring Fred Durst