Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)
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|"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"|
|Single by Aerosmith|
|from the album Nine Lives|
|Released||February 11, 1997|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock, rock n roll|
|Writer(s)||Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard|
|Aerosmith singles chronology|
"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith that appeared on the band's 1997 album Nine Lives. The song was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Glen Ballard, who had signed on to produce Nine Lives. Although he was dropped from the role halfway through production and replaced by Kevin Shirley, Ballard was still credited for his contributions to the album; he also co-wrote "Pink" with Tyler and Perry and "Taste of India" with Tyler and Richard Supa.
"Falling in Love" was released as the first major single from Nine Lives in 1997. The song is certainly a rocking number, yet maintains the mainstream appeal found in the former Get a Grip singles. The horns arrangements were written by Steven Tyler and David Campbell.
Lead singer Steven Tyler got the inspiration for the title off a bumper sticker he saw a few years previously. The line "But you like the way I hold the microphone" was a reference to an almost identical line in The Rolling Stones' 1965 song "The Spider and the Fly".
A music video was produced to promote the single. The video was directed by Michael Bay, and had a surreal landscape described as "12 Monkeys meets Brazil", which was meant to parody grunge videos. Many supermodels, such as Angie Everhart, are featured dressed as nurses, dominatrices and princesses.
|1.||"Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" (LP version)||3:25|
|2.||"Fall Together" (LP version)||4:38|
|3.||"Sweet Emotion" (LP version)||4:34|
|4.||"Seasons of Wither" (LP version)||5:39|
The song was a popular radio hit around the world, reaching number 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 1 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart (where it remained for five weeks), number 2 in Canada, number 22 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 46 in Australia.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||35|
|Canadian Singles Chart||2|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||7|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||40|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||76|
|Polish Singles Chart||11|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||22|
|UK Singles Chart||22|
|US Billboard Hot 100||35|
|US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream||29|
The video for the song won the band a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video in 1997.
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