"Rag Doll" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It is from the 1987 album Permanent Vacation. It was released as the final single from the album in 1988. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance, and Holly Knight.
The song's lyrics were primarily written by Tyler and Vallance, Perry originating the guitar riff, and Vallance writing the bass line. The song was originally titled "Rag Time" but John Kalodner didn't like that, so Holly Knight was called in to help change that lyric. She suggested "Rag Doll", which was actually another title Steven and Jim had thought of.
The music video (directed by Marty Callner) flashes back and forth between an Aerosmith concert at Freedom Hall Civic Center and the Sigma Nu Fraternity house, both in Johnson City, TN. Other locations include Bourbon Street and Ryan's Irish Pub, both in New Orleans. In the video's closing moments, Steven Tyler is driving a Shelby Cobra down Hamilton Street in Johnson City.
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