O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

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O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
Greatest hits album by Aerosmith
Released July 2, 2002
Recorded 1972-2002
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 132:07
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, Russell Simmons
Aerosmith chronology
Classic Aerosmith: The Universal Masters Collection
(2002)
O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
(2002)
Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith
(2006)
Singles from O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
  1. "Girls of Summer"
    Released: August 22, 2002
Alternative cover
Lenticular cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars [2]

O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits is a greatest hits album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music) 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".

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 The Essential Aerosmith in September 2011.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mama Kin" (from Aerosmith) Steven Tyler 4:23
2. "Dream On" (from Aerosmith) Tyler 4:23
3. "Same Old Song and Dance" (from Get Your Wings) Tyler, Joe Perry 3:53
4. "Seasons of Wither" (from Get Your Wings) Tyler 5:24
5. "Walk This Way" (from Toys in the Attic) Tyler, Perry 3:39
6. "Big Ten Inch Record" (from Toys in the Attic) Fred Weismantel 2:13
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, Perry 4:40
10. "Draw the Line (remix)" (from Pandora's Box) Tyler, Perry 3:42
11. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" (from Permanent Vacation) Tyler, Perry, Desmond Child 4:23
12. "Angel" (from Permanent Vacation) Tyler, Child 5:07
13. "Rag Doll" (from Permanent Vacation) Tyler, Perry, Jim Vallance, Holly Knight 4:24
14. "Janie's Got a Gun" (from Pump) Tyler, Hamilton 5:17
15. "Love in an Elevator" (from Pump) Tyler, Perry 5:22
16. "What It Takes" (from Pump) Tyler, Perry, Child 5:12
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Other Side" (from Pump) Tyler, Jim Vallance, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. 4:05
2. "Livin' on the Edge" (from 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, Vallance 3:36
6. "Crazy" (from Get a Grip) Tyler, Perry, Child 5:16
7. "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" (from Nine Lives) Tyler, Perry, Glen Ballard 3:25
8. "Pink (The South Beach Mix)" (from Japanese edition Pink Single) Tyler, Supa, Ballard 3:54
9. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (from Armageddon) Diane Warren 4:59
10. "Jaded" (from Just Push Play) Tyler, Marti Frederiksen 3:34
11. "Just Push Play (Radio Remix)" (from Just Push Play) Tyler, Hudson, Steve Dudas 3:14
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, Perry 5:11
13. "Girls of Summer" (New studio recording) Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen 3:13
14. "Lay It Down" (New studio recording) Tyler, Perry, Donald DeGrate, Frederiksen 3:47
Disc 2 - Bonus tracks on non-US editions
No. Title Writer(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 Harris 2:58
17. "Toys in the Attic" (from Toys in the Attic) Tyler, Perry 3:05
Disc 3 - The Essential Aerosmith 3.0 Only
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lord of the Thighs" (from Get Your Wings) Tyler 4:14
2. "Toys in the Attic" (from Toys in the Attic) Tyler, Perry 3:07
3. "You See Me Crying" (from Toys in the Attic) Tyler, Don Solomon 5:12
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, Warren 4:27
6. "Walk This Way (Live)" (from Rockin' the Joint) Tyler, Perry 4:23

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Aerosmith, Glen Ballard, Adrian Barber, Ray Colcord, Jack Douglas, Bruce Fairbairn, Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson, Jason Mizell, Joe Perry, Rick Rubin, Matt Serletic, Russell Simmons, Steven Tyler
  • Mixing producer: Don DeVito
  • Mixing: Glen Ballard, Bob Clearmountain, Chris Fogel, Michael Fraser, Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson, Brendan O'Brien, Joe Perry, Mike Shipley, David Thoener, Steven Tyler
  • Remixing: Marti Frederiksen, Steven Tyler
  • Mastering: David Donnelly
  • Arranger: Matt Serletic
  • Music assistant: John Bionelli
  • Instrument technician: Jim Survis
  • Art direction: Sean Evans
  • Artist coordination: Leslie Langlo
  • Photography: Ross Halfin
  • Logo: Will Kennedy

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2002 The Billboard 200 4
UK Charts 6

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2002 "Girls of Summer" Mainstream Rock Tracks 25

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold August 7, 2002
Platinum
2× Platinum January 7, 2005

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