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WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 4: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (L) and guitarists Joe Perry (R) and Brad Whitford (C) perform on the 2003 "NFL Kickoff Live from the National Mall" September 4, 2003 in Washington, DC. Thousands of American military personnel will attend the concert featuring Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Good Charlotte and Aretha Franklin. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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Aerosmith: “Same Old Song and Dance”

The Hook: A favorite of the hardcore fans.

Album: Get Your Wings

Year: 1974

Writers: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

Stats: The first single off their second album, it didn’t make the pop charts — nor did the album’s second and third singles — but it became a rock radio staple.

Background: Although Aerosmith don’t always perform “Same Old Song and Dance,” it’s never been away from their setlist for too long during the past 39 years. Joe Perry says that’s because it’s so important to a certain segment of the band’s fans.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry on “Same Old Song and Dance.” OC:…play it. :23

“It defines a lot of people’s vision of what this band is all about. There’s people out there who would take ‘Same Old Song and Dance’ and they’d say, ‘That’s what Aerosmith is.’ We play that song a lot and you can really see the reaction of the hard core fans that are into that era, because you get this feeling of appreciation in the audience. They’re really glad that you’re paying attention not only to that song, but to their hope that you play it.”