Review: Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Rock)

This review covers the rock track Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.

This track was released in 1998 as a single. It is known for appearing in the movie Armageddon.

The track starts off with strings. Vocals come in along with a piano. An acoustic guitar then joins the track in a subtle manner.

When the vocals take the track into the main chorus, the drum kit also joins the track. Additional guitars also join the track. This section is capped off with a brief instrumental section.

The strings pull back as the vocals take the track into the next verse. Those string elements rejoin the track as the vocals take the track back into the main chorus. The vocals extend the main chorus.

After that, the vocals repeat the main chorus. The notes the vocals hit are higher. Again, the main chorus is extended. This is capped off with an instrumental section which also contains a triangle. After a bit, the whole track just gradually fades out.

One thing this track does have going for it is the fact that it has a rather full sound. The borderline orchestral elements backing the vocals and guitar really offer that to this track. In fact, the orchestral elements are so prominent, this track is only just barely a rock track at all.

A pitfall to this track is the fact that there seems to be all of one or two verses. This is a bit surprising because this is definitely a longer rock track. Instead, main chorus’ are extended and, at times, elements of the main chorus are simply repeated. Like a lot of other rock tracks that do this, the resulting effect is that this track winds up having very little depth.

So, this is one of those tracks that have strengths and weaknesses. The strength is that there is a nice rich borderline orchestra backing the vocals. Meanwhile, the weakness is that there isn’t much depth to the lyrics as it sounds like it is largely main chorus. So, an OK track in the end, but nothing huge.


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