" is a song by American
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. It was written by Steven Tyler
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and Marti Frederiksen
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. It was released on December 21, 2000 as the first single off of the album Just Push Play
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. The song was first debuted publicly at the American Music Awards
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and was also played at the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV
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in January 2001.
Lyrical interpretation and song structure
The song's lyrics are about a girl who is "jaded", and how the relationship the narrator has with the girl is sometimes "complicated", but repeatedly claims that "I'm the one that jaded you."
The song features jangling guitars, a danceable drum beat and bass rhythm, memorable, repeated choruses and bridges, and the repeated use of the word "jaded".
The single's artwork was somewhat controversial, featuring a naked girl holding an apple on the cover. The model in the artwork is Nicole West.
The video for "Jaded" features Aerosmith performing in the Lobby of the Los Angeles Theater, and random clips of a "Jaded" girl (actress Mila Kunis
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). The song tells a story of a girl who has lost the ability to feel due to losing touch with reality.
The Los Angeles Theater 1931 is a Movie Palace in Downtown Los Angeles and is extravagantly designed in the French Rococo Style. The video also features the Ballroom/Lounge, the Landing on the way to the Ballroom, Auditorium, and the Mezzanine Hallway. The Hallway shot uses either a mirror, or special effects, to multiply the doors and make the hallway seem endless.
There are two versions of the video, much of the footage is the same, though used in slightly different places, and some shots have alternate angles. Here are a few noticeable differences:
||Zoom in on stage quickly
||Zoom in on stage slowly
||Steven Tyler blows into camera
||Horse statue blows into camera
||Steven Tyler is not shown when the music starts
||Steven Tyler is shown when the music starts
The video premiered on MTV
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on February 13, 2001 and was directed by Francis Lawrence
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. The video was awarded Best Hard Rock Clip of the Year at the Billboard Music Video Awards, and Video of the Year at the Boston Music Awards.
Almost Dropped From the Label
In Steven's memoir "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" he leaked that after Aerosmith released "Jaded"; an executive from Sony Records sent Steven a note saying that if they didn't release "Jaded", they would be dropped from the label. This made Steven furious, now for every song he writes he looks at the note for inspiration.
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versions of the song have appeared on the Dancemania
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series albums, including the 2001 album Dancemania Speed 7
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