Just Push Play

Just Push Play

Just Push Play
Studio album by Aerosmith
Released March 6, 2001 (2001-03-06)[1]
Recorded The Boneyard & The Bryer Patch, Long View Farms Studio, Ocean Way Studios, Sound Techniques, Village Recorders, Pearl White Studios, Whatinthewhatthe? Studios, The Studio in the Sunset Marquis[2]
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, alternative rock
Length 48:56
Label Columbia
Producer Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Mark Hudson, Marti Frederiksen[2]
Aerosmith chronology
Nine Lives
(1997)
Just Push Play
(2001)
Honkin' on Bobo
(2004)
Singles from Just Push Play
  1. "Jaded"
    Released: December 21, 2000
  2. "Fly Away from Here"
    Released: June 2, 2001
  3. "Sunshine"
    Released: Mid 2001
  4. "Just Push Play"
    Released: September 2001

Just Push Play is the 13th studio album by American rock band Aerosmith. It was released on March 6, 2001, making it the first Aerosmith album of the 21st century. The album was co-produced by song collaborators Marti Frederiksen and Mark Hudson. 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.

In 2010, guitarist Joe Perry revealed his distaste for the album, stating that:[3]

Contents

  • Album cover 1
  • Commercial and critical reception 2
  • Track listing 3
  • Personnel 4
  • Charts 5
    • Singles 5.1
  • Certifications 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Album cover

The album's cover features a gynoid resembling Marilyn Monroe and was designed by Hajime Sorayama.

In 2011, drummer Joey Kramer answered some questions about the album during a fan "Q & A", revealing that he does not like the cover, and that he thought the playing on the album was superb.

A poster of the album cover is shown in the title character's room in the Nickelodeon TV series Drake & Josh.

Commercial and critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [1]
Blender [5]
Canoe.ca unfavorable[6]
Entertainment Weekly B[7]
NME 6/10[8]
Robert Christgau [9]
Rolling Stone [10]

Just Push Play debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling over 240,000 copies in its first week.[11]

string sections ("Jaded", "Beyond Beautiful", and "Sunshine") and thinks the album overall is good but not great.[7] In the NME magazine review of Just Push Play said that most of the album is not new, but the album was Aerosmith's first album to feature rap metal with songs like "Just Push Play" & "Outta Your Head".[8] David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine said that they are still a good band and it is lucky for them to still be around, but he also said that they had not made a "great album" since Rocks, although it came close as did Pump. He compared "Jaded" to an Electric Light Orchestra song and said that the weak spots on the album were the power ballads.[10] Robert Christgau picked out one song from the album, "Jaded", as a choice cut.[9]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beyond Beautiful"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen 4:45
2. "Just Push Play"   Tyler, Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas 3:51
3. "Jaded"   Tyler, Frederiksen 3:34
4. "Fly Away from Here"   Frederiksen, Todd Chapman 5:01
5. "Trip Hoppin'"   Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen, Hudson 4:27
6. "Sunshine"   Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen 3:37
7. "Under My Skin"   Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen, Hudson 3:45
8. "Luv Lies"   Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen, Hudson 4:26
9. "Outta Your Head"   Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen 3:22
10. "Drop Dead Gorgeous"   Tyler, Perry, Hudson 3:42
11. "Light Inside"   Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen 3:34
12. "Avant Garden"   Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen, Hudson 4:52
Total length:
48:59

NB: On the original version, roughly 45 seconds after "Avant Garden" a hidden track entitled "Under My Skin Reprise" plays for about one minute. On the International Version, the track is roughly 40 seconds after "Face".

Personnel

Per liner notes[12][2]

Aerosmith
Additional musicians
Production

Charts

Album
Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[13] 27
Austrian Albums Chart[14] 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[15] 35
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[16] 27
Canadian Albums Chart[17] 2
Danish Albums Chart[18] 19
Finnish Albums Chart[19] 8
French Albums Chart[20] 32
German Albums Chart[21] 6
Irish Albums Chart[22] 55
Italian Albums Chart[23] 8
Japanese Albums Chart[24] 4
Netherlands Albums Chart[25] 32
Norwegian Albums Chart[26] 24
Polish Albums Chart[27] 24
Swedish Albums Chart[28] 19
Swiss Albums Chart[29] 3
UK Albums Chart[30] 7
US Billboard 200[17] 2

Singles

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Fly Away from Here" Adult Top 40 36
Top 40 Mainstream 24
Top 40 Tracks 34
"Jaded" Adult Top 40 6
Canadian Singles Chart 6
Latin Pop Airplay 30
Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 21
Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
The Billboard Hot 100 7
Adult Top 40 Recurrents 6
Top 40 Mainstream 6
Top 40 Tracks 8
"Just Push Play" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
"Sunshine" Mainstream Rock Tracks 23
2002 "Just Push Play" Top 40 Mainstream 38

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold[31] April 3, 2001
Platinum[31]
BPI - UK Silver[32] July 22, 2013
ABPD - Brazil Gold[33] 2001
Platinum[33] 2007

References

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  2. ^ a b c Just Push Play (Media notes).  
  3. ^ Classic Rock, issue 142, pg 48-49
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  30. ^ "2001-03-24 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive".  
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  32. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (ASPX).   Search for "Aerosmith" to see results.
  33. ^ a b Aerosmith certifications at ABPD

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