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25 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's STAND UP At Number 34 In The USA

Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion) 1992.

Def Leppard's classic single Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion) peaked at Number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day in 1993.

The single was the fourth to be released from the 'Adrenalize' album in the USA.

It reached Number 34 on 30th January 1993 just two days after peaking at Number One on the Rock chart.

The single had been released in November 1992 and was also issued in Australia and France.

The follow up to 'Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad', the biggest hit from the 'Adrenalize' album in the USA.

It had reached Number 12 in October 1992.

Whitney Houston was at Number One in this week with the single 'I Will Always Love You'.

Def Leppard were the only rock band in the Top 40 in this week.

US Hot 100 Chart - 30th January 1993

  • 01 - Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
  • 02 - Shai - If I Ever Fall In Love Again
  • 03 - Boyz II Men - In The Still Of The Nite
  • 04 - Shanice - Saving Forever For You
  • 05 - Wreckx-N-Effect - Rump Shaker
  • 34 - Def Leppard - Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion) - (Peak Position)

Phil Collen - Best Of 2004 Sleeve Quote

"It was written at Wisseloord Studios in Holland while we did 'Hysteria'. Just Steve and me. We didn't put it on that album because it was too similar to 'Hysteria', the song. Bob Dylan once said 'You only ever write five songs in your life - for the rest of it you come up with other versions of those five'. He was probably right."

Joe Elliott - Best Of 2004 Sleeve Quote

"The chorus is great. It's a love song. Not a fawning type of love. A bit more desperate than that."

Stand Up - Australian CD Single Sleeve Quote

"Our fourth single, Stand Up cleverly combines motorcycle speak with your typical Def Lepp love tune. Check out our two managers acting in the vid. You figure out which characters they're playing."

"Additional tracks for the single include an old Elliott tune "She's Too Tough" as well as a version of "Elected" with Steve Clark on it from Tilburg, Holland (vintage mid '87). "Let's Get Rocked" comes from a club date we played in Bonn, Germany in May of '92."

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