Aerosmith - Just Push Play
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Release date: 30 November 2000
But relax: after 1,000 inadvertent listens, they will corrupt your very soul.
Ever the innovators, Aerosmith's vision of the year 2001 will be instantly familiar to anyone who's had their head in a bucket since 1974. As the cover illustration shows - Earth is ruled by sexy lady robots in Marilyn Monroe frocks. In this brave new world, much of the 'Smith's music is reassuringly familiar, barely changed over their previous 12 albums, a mix of...
- Mar 20, 2001
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Beyond Beautiful
- Just Push Play
- Fly Away From Here
- Trip Hoppin'
- Under My Skin
- Luv Lies
- Outta Your Head
- Drop Dead Gorgeous
- Light Inside
- Avant Garden
- Angels Eye
- Trip Hoppin
- Angels Eye (Bonus Track)
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Aerosmith - Just Push Play: Wikipedia Album Entry
Just Push Play is the thirteenth studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). Helping Aerosmith in the studio were coproducers and song collaborators Marti Frederiksen and Mark Hudson.
Just Push Play features the same slick pop production that Aerosmith had been using in recent albums, though this time there was more of a vintage-era edge to most of the tracks.
The album's first single, "Jaded", became a major Top 10 hit in the U.S. and around the world. As a result, Just Push Play was certified platinum within a month of its release. Subsequent singles "Fly Away from Here", "Sunshine", and "Just Push Play", though garnering some airplay, failed to impact the Hot 100 much, although the latter two charted on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and the former charted on the Adult Top 40.
The eight-month long Just Push Play Tour, which ran from June 2001 to January 2002 was launched to support the album.
The album's cover features a gynoid resembling Marilyn Monroe and was designed by Hajime Sorayama. As a pun of the album name, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith uses the album's cover on the start screen and states over it "Just push any button to play". The cover is similar to American rock band Autograph's album That's the Stuff because they both have gynoids on the cover.
# Title Music Length
1. "Beyond Beautiful" Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson 4:45
2. "Just Push Play" Tyler, Hudson, Steve Dudas 3:51
3. "Jaded" Tyler, Fredriksen 3:34
4. "Fly Away from Here" Fredriksen, Todd Chapman 5:01
5. "Trip Hoppin'" Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen, Hudson 4:27
6. "Sunshine" Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:37
7. "Under My Skin" Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen, Hudson 3:45
8. "Luv Lies" Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen, Hudson 4:26
9. "Outta Your Head" Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:22
10. "Drop Dead Gorgeous" Tyler, Perry, Hudson 3:42
11. "Light Inside" Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:34
12. "Avant Garden" Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen, Hudson 4:52
Roughly 45 seconds after "Avant Garden" a hidden track entitled "Under My Skin Reprise" plays for about one minute.
Bonus track and video (International version)
A bonus track and video was included on limited edition North American releases exclusive to Best Buy.
# Title Music Length
13. "Face" Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 4:25
14. "Jaded" (video) 3:47
Bonus tracks (Japanese version)
# Title Length
13. "Won't Let You Down"
14. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
Disc 2 (Japanese limited edition)
"Just Push Play" [Radio Remix] - 3:17
"Same Old Song and Dance" [Live from California Jam II '78] - 5:14
"Draw the Line" [Live from California Jam II '78] - 4:32
"Chip Away the Stone" [Live from California Jam II '78] - 4:24
"Big Ten Inch Record" [Live from Texxas Jam '78] - 3:59
"Lord of the Thighs" [Live from Texxas Jam '78] - 7:14
Tom Hamilton - bass
Joey Kramer - drums
Joe Perry - guitar, Background vocals
Steven Tyler - lead vocals, harmonica, percussion, piano, squeezebox, additional guitar, drums
Brad Whitford - guitar
Paul Caruso - loop programming
Jim Cox - piano
Dan Higgins - clarinet, saxophone
Tony Perry - guitar, scratching, pedal steel, vocals, background vocals, hurdygurdy, slide guitar
Paul Santo - Hammond organ, Kurzweil synthesizer
Tower of Power - horn
Liv Tyler - whisper
Chelsea Tyler - Backing vocals (Under My Skin)
Producers: Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
Engineers: Brian Carrigan, Paul Caruso, Richard Chycki, Marti Frederiksen, Scott Gordon, Jesse Henderson, Paul Santo, Allen Sides
Assistant engineer: Fran Flannery
Mixing: Mike Shipley
Mastering: George Marino
Recording: Richard Chycki, Marti Frederiksen
Instrument technician: Jim Survis
Loop programming: Paul Caruso
Horn arrangements: Jim Cox
String arrangements: David Campbell, Jim Cox
Special projects coordinator: Keith Garde
Author: Stephen Saper
Art direction: Kevin Reagan
Design: Kevin Reagan
Make-up: Melissa Rogers
Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 2
2001 Top Canadian Albums 2
2001 Top Internet Albums 2
Billboard (North America)
Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Fly Away from Here" Adult Top 40 36
2001 "Fly Away from Here" Top 40 Mainstream 24
2001 "Fly Away from Here" Top 40 Tracks 34
2001 "Jaded" Adult Top 40 6
2001 "Jaded" Canadian Singles Chart 6
2001 "Jaded" Latin Pop Airplay 30
2001 "Jaded" Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 21
2001 "Jaded" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
2001 "Jaded" The Billboard Hot 100 7
2001 "Jaded" Adult Top 40 Recurrents 6
2001 "Jaded" Top 40 Mainstream 6
2001 "Jaded" Top 40 Tracks 8
2001 "Just Push Play" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
2001 "Sunshine" Mainstream Rock Tracks 23
2002 "Just Push Play" Top 40 Mainstream 38
Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold April 3, 2001
RIAA - USA Platinum April 3, 2001
ABPD - Brazil Gold 2001
A promotional Just Push Play poster can be seen in Drake and Josh's room in the Teen Nick show "Drake and Josh".
Joe Perry provides lead vocals on the track "Drop Dead Gorgeous".
"Beyond Beautiful" is a playable song in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
A tribute to the title song of the album can be seen in the Disney's Hollywood Studios' attraction Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. In the limo loading area, there is a parking ticket dispenser that reads "Insert ticket and just push pay."
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