"Dream On" is the first single by Aerosmith from their 1973 debut album, Aerosmith. Written by lead singer Steven Tyler, this blues-influenced ballad became their first major hit and classic rock radio staple. Released in June 1973. The song "Dream On" is pure magic. As we look back in time, we see this album was a blueprint for what was to become Hard Rock and Heavy Metal in the 70's and 80's.