Album: Toys in the Attic
Released: May 19, 1975,1991 (re-issue)
Recorded: March 14, 1975
Writer(s) Steven Tyler and Tom Hamilton
Sweet Emotion” was released as a single in 1975, and peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s breakthrough single and the first Top 40 hit for the band. The day it hit No. 36 on the U.S. chart, July 19, 1975, Aerosmith was booked at a gig in New York City’s Central Park, called the Schaefer Music Festival. The song was so successful that the band decided to ride the heels of success and re-release their first single, “Dream On”, which had originally charted at No. 59 in 1973. The re-released version went on to hit No. 6, the highest chart performance in the 1970s for the band.