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31 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HYSTERIA Album At Number One In USA

Def Leppard 1987. Hysteria 1987/1988

Def Leppard's classic Hysteria album reached Number One on the US Billboard Top 200 chart on this day in 1988.

The band's fourth studio album was released on 3rd August 1987 and took 49 weeks to reach the top spot.

It replaced Van Halen's 'OU812' at the top of the US charts.

It would go on to spend 6 weeks at number one (including a 3 week stint in September) and 133 weeks in total on the chart.

On 16th March 1999 the band received a Diamond Award for over 10 million sales of the album in the USA alone.

Hysteria 1987.

Hysteria Album - Weeks At Number One in USA

  • 23rd July 1988 - 1 - (Number One after 49 weeks on chart)
  • 30th July 1988 - 1
  • 6th August 1988 - 2
  • 13th August 1988 - 1
  • 20th August 1988 - 2
  • 27th August 1988 - 2
  • 3rd September 1988 - 1
  • 10th September 1988 - 1
  • 17th September 1988 - 1

The album had already gone to Number One in the UK on 29th August 1987 and spent a total of 101 weeks on the UK charts.

'Hysteria' remained in the Top 10 for almost all of 1988 - 48 weeks out of 52. In the four weeks it went outside the Top 10 it was at #11 for three weeks and #12 for one.

Due to the continued success of the singles 'Armageddon It' and 'Rocket' it also spent the first 11 weeks of 1989 in the Top 10.

In all a total of 77 weeks were spent in the Top 10 out of its total of 133 weeks on the chart. Over half of its chart run.

'Pour Some Sugar On Me' was also at Number Two on the Hot 100 chart on the same day.

Buy 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' Online

  • Amazon - (5CD/2DVD Super Deluxe Edition)
  • Amazon - (2CD Deluxe Edition)
  • Amazon - (1CD Edition)
  • Amazon - (2LP Vinyl-Black)

Def Leppard 1988.

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