The song is very famous but in this post we talk about 5 curiosities about I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith that you may not know!
The genesis of the song I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith is one of the most famous songs in the world. Released in 1998, we find it in the reprint of the album “Nine Lives” (the album originally came out in March 1997 without this song). You can also listen to it in “Armageddon: The Album”, which contains 14 tracks from the famous film, by various artists (Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Journey, Patty Smith and others).
I Don’T Want to Miss a Thing on YouTube has exceeded 275 million views and on the web continues to be at the top of research. The song was originally not meant for Aerosmith but for Céline Dion.
Who is the author of the song Diane Warren
The author of I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith is Diane Warren. Maybe you don’t know her but surely you sang her songs! She is among the most famous American composers. The media gave her the nickname “Queen of the Ballad” because she wrote many movie soundtracks.
Her successes include Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton, Because You Loved Me by Céline Dion, If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher. Other artists she has worked with are Joss Stone, Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, ‘N Sync, Justin Bieber, TLC, Backstreet Boys, Joe Cocker, Brian Adams. But the list is very long!
She writes romantic and loving songs and she has strangely admitted that she has never been in love! In an interview she said she had boyfriends but she didn’t feel the real love. The only love she feels is for her songs! So, you say, how did she write romantic lyrics? Diane Warren claims to have a great imagination and an innate ability to put herself in others’ shoes. After all, it’s no wonder: you don’t need to have killed someone to be a horror film director!
Diane Warren for Aerosmith also wrote “Devil’s Got A New Disguise” and “We All Fall Down”.
Who is the director of the video Francis Lawrence
The director of I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith is Francis Lawrence. Lawrence is an author of films and music videos of US origin. His productions include “I Am Legend” (2007), Gotham (2011), Red Sparrow (2018). Among his successful music videos are “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, “Waiting for Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez, “I’m like a Bird” by Nelly Furtado, “Be Yourself” by Audioslave and many others.
The film Armageddon: NASA opens its doors to the cinema
The location for the I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing video is Minneapolis Armory, an event and concert hall that can hold up to 8,400 people. It is located in downtown Minneapolis (Minnesota).
The video takes up the plot of the film “Armageddon” by Michael Bay (1998). For this film NASA has made its headquarters available, in particular the astronaut training areas and the Apollo 1 launch pad. Also in this blockbuster movie there are prominent actors like Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, Liv Tyler.
In the first scene of the video we see a large meteorite that is falling on Earth. Later the video proposes scenes from the film alternated with the scenes of the Aerosmith playing. Steve Tyler’s band performs inside a space base, almost a Space Shuttle. Together with them there is also an orchestra.
The final images show a mix of the film with the music video. Grace Stamper (actress Liv Tyler) has just seen her father Harry S. Stamper (Bruce Willis) die in the meteorite explosion. On the monitor, however, appears the face of Steve Tyler, who is the real father of the actress Liv Tyler.
Liv also appeared in the Aerosmith video “Crazy” of 1994.
Steve Tyler injured in the video I Don’t Want to Miss by Aerosmith
The video was not very easy for Steve Tyler. In fact he was injured.
Some time before, Aerosmith was performing in a concert to sponsor the album Nine Lives. A microphone stand fell on Tyler’s knee and caused damage to his ligaments. This is why Tyler moves little during the video.