9. 'Last Child'
Aerosmith were riding very high in 1976. They had finally broken through to the Top 40 the previous year with "Walk This Way" and they had graduated from clubs to arenas. Many fans feel this period peaked with the release of Rocks in May 1976. It opens with "Back in the Saddle" and doesn't let up until the finale of "Home Tonight." The second track, the über-funky "Last Child," was written by Steven Tyler and guitarist Brad Whitford. It was the first single from the LP, and it peaked at Number Nine. It remains Whitford's signature song and it's been in their setlist for decades.