The Other Side (Aerosmith song)


The Other Side (Aerosmith song)

Infobox Single
Name = The Other Side


Artist = Aerosmith
from Album = Pump
B-side = "My Girl"
Released = 1990
Format = Cassette, CD
Recorded = 1989
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 4:07
Label = Geffen
Writer = Steven Tyler, Jim Vallance, Holland-Dozier-Holland
Producer = Bruce Fairbairn
Chart position = * #22 (US Billboard Hot 100)
* #1 (2 weeks) (US Mainstream Rock Tracks)
* #46 (UK)
Last single = "What It Takes"
(1990)
This single = "The Other Side"
(1990)
Next single = "Monkey on My Back"
(1990)
"The Other Side" is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith, and written by Steven Tyler and Jim Vallance. It was released in 1990 as the fourth single from the band's highly successful 1989 album "Pump".

uccess

Peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song marked a first for Aerosmith, as it became the fourth song from a single album of theirs to chart in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Only "Get a Grip" has equaled this feat.

Additionally, the song reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, the third single from "Pump" to do so.

ong Structure

On the album, a 0:49 second instrumental called "Dulcimer Stomp" acts as an interlude before the song begins. This is often cut out on radio, but not always.

The song features a notable horn section, as well as a memorable chorus line repeated several times throughout the song ("Lovin' you has got to be like the devil in the deep blue sea" and the background refrain of "Take me to the other side"). A very bluesy guitar and piano solo also highlights the middle of the song.

Holland-Dozier-Holland

Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland claimed the main riff in the song highly resembled one of their works, the Four Tops' 1966 hit "Standing in the Shadows of Love". and threatened legal action. Aerosmith's management worked out a deal in which their names would be added to the songwriting credit to avert a lawsuit.

Awards

The song won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video in 1991.

Track listing

Promo Single:
# "The Other Side [LP Version] " - Steven Tyler/Jim Vallance – 4:07
# "The Other Side [Matt Dike 'Honky Tonk' Version" - Steven Tyler/Jim Vallance – 5:10
# "The Other Side [Club Mix] " - Steven Tyler/Jim Vallance – 7:05
# "Theme From 'Wayne's World'" – 1:30
# "My Girl [LP Version] " - Steven Tyler/Joe Perry – 3:11

Radio Single:
# "The Other Side [Matt Dike 'Honky Tonk Version" - Stephen Tyler/Jim Vallance - 5:10
# "The Other Side [Club Mix] " - Steven Tyler/Jim Vallance – 7:05
# "The Other Side [Club Mix] [Radio Edit] " - Steven Tyler/Jim Vallance – 6:16
# "The Other Side [LP Version] " - Steven Tyler/Jim Vallance – 4:07


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