“Cryin'” is a song by the American rock band Aerosmith. It was released in 1993 as the lead single from their album “Get a Grip.” The song was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Taylor Rhodes and produced by Bruce Fairbairn.
“Cryin'” is a power ballad that showcases the band’s trademark blend of rock and blues. The song features Steven Tyler’s powerful vocals, backed by Joe Perry’s guitar riffs and the band’s tight rhythms. Lyrically, the song is about a failed relationship and the emotions of heartbreak.
The song was a commercial success, reaching number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming one of Aerosmith’s most popular songs of the 1990s. The song’s accompanying music video, directed by Marty Callner, was also a hit and received heavy rotation on MTV. The video features actress Alicia Silverstone, who played the role of Tyler’s love interest.
“Cryin'” was a critical success, and it was nominated for several awards, including a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The song has been covered by many artists and has been included in various Aerosmith compilations and live albums. The song is considered a classic of the band’s catalog and a staple of rock radio to this day.
Aerosmith is widely considered to be one of the most influential rock bands of all time. They formed in the 1970s and were known for their blues-inspired hard rock sound, energetic live performances, and the powerful vocals of lead singer Steven Tyler. Aerosmith’s influence can be heard in the music of many other rock groups that followed, including Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, and Poison. These bands, often referred to as “hair metal” or “glam metal” acts, borrowed heavily from Aerosmith’s sound and image, and many of their songs feature similar guitar riffs, drum beats, and vocal stylings. Additionally, Aerosmith’s success in blending rock and roll with elements of blues, R&B and funk also influenced other bands such as Living Colour, Faith No More and Lenny Kravitz.