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32 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Release HYSTERIA Single In The USA

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Def Leppard released their classic Hysteria single 32 years ago on this day in 1988 in the USA.

The third single to be released from the Hysteria album in the USA.

It was released on 6th January 1988 and reached Number 10 in the Billboard Top 100 chart.

The first Top 10 hit single for the band in the USA.

The second Top 20 hit from the album after 'Animal' which was in its second week at its peak position of Number 19 on this day.

The song remained on the chart for 16 weeks.

It continued the consecutive run of 'Hysteria' album singles on the Billboard Top 100 chart that began on 10th October 1987 with 'Animal' and ended on 27th May 1989 with 'Rocket' - 86 weeks in a row.

Shown below are some quotes from Sav and Joe on how the song came about during the 'Hysteria' album sessions in Dublin, Ireland.

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Read the full 'Hysteria Single' story on the Lep History section.

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