O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJuly 2, 2002
Recorded1972-2002
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length132:07
LabelColumbia/Geffen
ProducerAerosmith, 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
Lenticular cover
Lenticular cover
The Essential Aerosmith
Front cover of the 2011 re-release
Front cover of the 2011 re-release
Singles from O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
  1. "Girls of Summer"
    Released: August 22, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars [2]

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]

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 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[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mama Kin" (from Aerosmith)Steven Tyler4:23
2."Dream On" (from Aerosmith)Tyler4:23
3."Same Old Song and Dance" (from Get Your Wings)Tyler, Joe Perry3:53
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 Hamilton4:34
8."Last Child" (from Rocks)Tyler, Brad Whitford3:27
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 Child4:23
12."Angel" (from Permanent Vacation)Tyler, Child5:07
13."Rag Doll" (from Permanent Vacation)Tyler, Perry, Jim Vallance, Holly Knight4:24
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
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 Hudson6:20
3."Cryin'" (from Get a Grip)Tyler, Perry, Taylor Rhodes5:07
4."Amazing" (from Get a Grip)Tyler, Richard Supa5:55
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 Ballard3:25
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 Warren4:59
10."Jaded" (from Just Push Play)Tyler, Marti Frederiksen3:34
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
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 McCartney3:45
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
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 Williams3:24
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

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Tracks Label Catalog # Barcode Edition Series Notes
USA Jul 2, 2002 CD x 2 30 Columbia/SMEI C2K 86700 696998670020 Available in 4 different 3-D covers and 1 standard cover[5]
USA Jul 2, 2002 Cassette x 2 30 Columbia/SMEI C2T 86700 696998670044 [6][7]
USA Jul 16, 2002 MiniDisc x 2 30 Columbia/SMEI C2M 86700 696998670082 [8]
USA Aug 20, 2002 SACD x 2 30 Columbia/SMEI C2S 86700 696998670068 stereo only[9]
USA Feb 1, 2008 MP3 256k 30 Columbia/SBME C2K 86700 696998670020 7 indiv. tracks, 23 album only[10][11]
USA Jul 1, 2009 MP3 192k 30 Columbia/SME C2K 86700 696998670020 7 indiv. tracks, 23 album only[12][13]
USA Oct 6, 2009 MP3 320k 30 Columbia/SME C2K 86700 696998670020 7 indiv. tracks, 23 album only; approx. date; issued between Oct 6 - Nov 28, 2009[14][15]
USA Aug 30, 2011 CD x 3 36 Columbia/SME 88697 92339 2 886979233928 Limited Edition 3.0 The Essential Re-titled: The Essential Aerosmith[16]
USA Sep 6, 2011 MP3 256k 30 Columbia/SME 88644 31571 1 886443157118 The Essential Re-titled: The Essential Aerosmith; 18 indiv. tracks, 12 album only[17][18]
USA Sep 6, 2011 MP3 320k 30 Columbia/SME 88644 31571 1 886443157118 The Essential Re-titled: The Essential Aerosmith[19]
USA Sep 6, 2011 AAC 256k 30 Columbia/SME 88644 31571 1 886443157118 The Essential Re-titled: The Essential Aerosmith; 17 indiv. tracks, 13 album only[20]
USA Sep 13, 2011 CD x 2 30 Columbia/SME 88697 92210 2 886979221024 The Essential Re-titled: The Essential Aerosmith[21]
USA Dec 2011 MP3 256k 30 Columbia/SME C2K 86700 696998670020 18 indiv. tracks, 12 album only; approx. date; issued between Dec 6 - 21, 2011[22][23]

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