Steven Tyler of AEROSMITH recently spoke to Billboard.com about the band’s smash hit “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”. The song — which was penned by famed songwriter Diane Warren and prominently featured in the “Armageddon” soundtrack — spent four weeks at No. 1 beginning September 5, 1998, knocking Brandy and Monica‘s “The Boy Is Mine” out of the top slot. Tyler explained that part of the tune’s success was the “the magic of [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer calling me up and saying, ‘We’re doing a movie called ‘Armageddon’. Your daughter [Liv Tyler] is in it. And I want four AEROSMITH songs plus the one you did with Diane Warren.'”
“It was a shock, not because we had our first No. 1,” Tyler said. “But because it was our only No. 1. I thought that [of] all those other AEROSMITH songs, at least one or two did.”
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