Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ was intended for a woman to sing

"But it's so much more powerful with Steven Tyler"

Legendary songwriter Dianne Warren has revealed that Aerosmith‘s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’  was originally intended for a woman to sing.

Warren, who penned the band’s seminal hit for the 1998 film Armageddon, said she had imagined a woman would sing the ballad but changed her mind when she heard Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler in the studio.

“I was shown the end of the movie,” Warren told Rolling Stone. “So I went back and wrote the song…and never in a million years thought Aerosmith would do it,” she said.

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“I kind of thought a female vocalist would end up doing it, but it’s so much more powerful with Steven Tyler – him being that vulnerable in the song really worked.

Ben Affleck stars opposite Liv Tyler, daughter of the Aerosmith singer, in 1998’s ‘Armageddon’. CREDIT: Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo

“I remember the first time hearing it and just being literally knocked off my chair with how great that was. That should have won Record of the Year (at the Grammys). That was a great record.”

‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ is Aerosmith’s sole US Number One to date.

The band are hitting the road this summer for a UK and European tour – see dates below.

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JUNE 2021
Wednesday 23 – LONDON O2 Arena
Tuesday 29 – MANCHESTER AO Arena
Friday 2 – SHEFFIELD FlyDSA Arena
Wednesday 2 – ZURICH Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Saturday 5 – MADRID Wanda Stadium, Spain
Monday 14 – PARIS AccorHotels Arena, France
Thursday 17 – MIDDELFART Rock Under Broen Plasden, Denmark

JULY 2021
Monday 5 – KRAKOW Tauron Arena, Poland
Thursday 8 – PRAGUE O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Monday 12 – BUDAPEST Puskas Stadium, Hungary
Thusday 15 – VIENNA Stadthalle, Austria

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