Jaded (Aerosmith song)

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Single by Aerosmith
from the album Just Push Play
B-side"Angel's Eye"
ReleasedDecember 21, 2000 (promo)
February 2001 (commercial)
FormatCassette, CD, Vinyl
RecordedSummer 2000
GenreHard rock
LabelColumbia Records
Songwriter(s)Steven Tyler
Marti Frederiksen
Producer(s)Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Marti Frederiksen
Mark Hudson
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Angel's Eye"
"Fly Away from Here"
Audio sample
Music video
"Jaded" on YouTube

"Jaded" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and Marti Frederiksen. The single was released on December 21, 2000[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 '00s.[2]

"Jaded" became Aerosmith's final chart hit in most territories. It reached number one on both the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and the UK Rock Chart, while reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in Canada and Scotland. On the UK Singles Chart, the song reached number 13 and became the band's eighth top-twenty single on that chart; it currently remains their last UK top-forty hit. "Jaded" additionally reached the top 20 in Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

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 asserts that "I'm the one that jaded you." It is ostensibly about the consequences of Steven Tyler using drugs and being on the road touring, and therefore unavailable to his daughter.

Cover artwork[edit]

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

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 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.

Track listings[edit]

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1."Jaded" (Album Version)Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen3:34
2."Won't Let You Down"Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson3:36
3."I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"Diane Warren4:59

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All tracks are written by Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen.

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

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All tracks are written by Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen.

1."Jaded" (Album Version)3:34
2."Won't Let You Down" (Album Version)3:37
3."Angel's Eye"3:22
4."I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"4:59


Cover versions[edit]

Remixed eurodance versions of the song have appeared on the Dancemania series albums, including the 2001 album Dancemania Speed 7.[26]


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