When did ‘Walk This Way' go platinum? It went platinum on May 23, 2019.
When Run-DMC busted through the wall in the video for “Walk This Way” featuring Aerosmith, it represented hip-hop kicking down barriers between it and rock as well as other popular music. The song went platinum in 2019, originally released in July 1986 on the album Raising Hell. The song went gold on May 21, 1993.
Run-DMC was one of Def Jam's greatest acts and this song is one of their most revered. The song interpolates the Aerosmith song of the same name released in 1975. It was written by Joe Perry and Steven Tyler.
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