Girls of Summer

"Girls of Summer" is a single by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Released in 2002 as the only single from the band's 2002 greatest hits album, O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits, the song was written by lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry and professional songwriter Marti Frederiksen in Hawaii, following the end of the Just Push Play Tour. The song, described by the band's frequent collaborator Jack Douglas as "George Harrison meets the Beach Boys", reflected the laid back atmosphere of its composition, where according to Tyler, he along with Perry and Fredericksen utilized Pro Tools and just started flailing to see which vibe would come out.[1]

"Girls of Summer"
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Single by Aerosmith
from the album O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
ReleasedAugust 22, 2002
GenreHard rock
  • Steven Tyler
  • Joe Perry
  • Marti Frederiksen
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Just Push Play"
"Girls of Summer"
"Baby, Please Don't Go"

Another song from those sessions, "Bad Enough", was originally submitted for the Spider-Man soundtrack - where it was rejected and replaced with an Aerosmith cover of the "Spider-Man" theme song - before being rewritten into another track present in Oh Yeah!, "Lay It Down".[2]

The single reached #25 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

The Girls of Summer Tour, which occurred in the latter half of 2002 and featured Aerosmith with Kid Rock and Run-DMC as openers, was named after the single.

The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003 in the category Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.[3]

Music videoEdit

The video for the song was directed by David Meyers, and filmed in South Beach. The three women appearing in the video are Jaime Pressly, Nichole Galicia, and Kim Smith.[4]

As Steven Tyler is shown on the beach, the music video depicted the summer activities of the girls in different time points:

  • 6:45: The Morning After - Jaime takes a photo of a guy she sleeps with as he is still sleeping and leaves.
  • 10:00 AM: The Kiss and Tell - Jaime meets up with Kim and Nichole as they go over their photos.
  • 1:45 PM: Retail Therapy - The girls go into a swimwear store and try on bikinis. Kim seduces a desk clerk to make out with her until Jaime and Nichole get her out of there.
  • 2:23 PM: The Mating Call - When the girls cross the street and are complimented by some guys in a car, Jaime licks the Mercedes Benz symbol hood ornament on the hood of the car, then pulls it off and puts it in her purse as they walk away.
  • 4:00 PM: The Beautification Hour - The girls arrive at the beach in their string bikinis where Jaime and Nichole sunbathe while Kim relaxes in the surf. When a guy comes up to Jaime, she pulls down his swim trunks as he runs off.
  • 5:00 PM: The Sand Off - The girls wash the sand off of them at a beach shower as a boy watches them. The girls just smile at the boy.
  • 6:10 PM: Breakin' the Law - The girls ride motorbikes in a "No Motorized Vehicles Allowed" area.
  • 7:43 PM: Soul Searching - While Jaime relaxes in the bathtub and Nichole relaxes on the deck, Kim does some soul searching and leaves a message on her parents’ answering machine.
  • 10:27 PM: The Wine 'n Dine - At a restaurant, the girls have dinner and wine. When it comes to the bill being expensive, the girls run out.
  • 3:14 AM: We Be Clubbing - The girls dance at a beach club. While Nichole and Kim dance in the suds, a guy bumps into Jaime who ends up slapping him.

In the final scene, Tyler finds a sandwich on the beach. When he puts it in his mouth, he learns too late that it was a bait as Tyler is reeled into the ocean.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Girls of Summer" (album version)
  2. "Jaded" (album version)
  3. "Walk This Way" (live '97)
  4. "Girls of Summer" (video version)


  3. ^ "Aerosmith gets a Grammy nod for Girls of Summer | Aerosmith News". AeroForceOne. 2003-01-07. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  4. ^ "Filmbug; Aerosmith News". AeroForceOne. 2003-01-07. Retrieved 2012-05-25.