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On Through The Night 1980.

Def Leppard's classic debut album On Through The Night reached Number 15 on the UK Top 100 chart on this day in 1980.

The band's first studio album was released on 14th March 1980 and entered the chart on this day at its peak position of 18.

It would spend eight weeks on the chart. Spending two weeks at Number 15 after entering at 64.

It spent five weeks in all inside the Top 40, three in the Top 20 and fell off the chart in early May.

This would be the band's highest charting UK album until 'Hysteria' entered at Number One over seven years later in August 1987.

Johnny Mathis was at Number One on this day with his album 'Tears And Laughter' which was the highest new entry.

Other rock acts on the chart that week included The Police (8 and 13), Sammy Hagar (12), Rainbow (17), Rush (28) and Uriah Heep (39).

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