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32 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's ARMAGEDDON IT At Number 3 In The USA

Def Leppard 1988. Armageddon It 1988

Def Leppard's classic single Armageddon It reached Number Three on the Billboard Top 200 chart on this day in 1989.

The single was the sixth to be released from the 'Hysteria' album in the USA and hit Number 3 on this day in 1989.

The third Top Three hit in a row and fourth Top Ten single from the album.

The song entered the Top Ten on 7th January having jumped from 12 to 9.

It would go on to spend five weeks in the Top Ten at positions - 9, 5, 3, 3 and 6 reaching its peak of #3 on 21st January 1989.

The last time the band would enter the US Hot 100 Top Ten. The closest they would come to this again would be with 'Two Steps Behind' when it got to #12 in October 1993.

In all the single spent 19 weeks on the Hot 100 chart.

On the same day the 'Hysteria' album was at Number 5 on the Top 200 chart with Bon Jovi at Number 4, Poison at Number 3 and Guns N' Roses at Number 2 and Number 10.

The 'Historia' video collection was also at Number One on this day on the Top Music Video Cassettes chart (in its 25th week).

Phil Collins was at Number One in this week with his single 'Two Hearts'.

Other rock artists inside the Top 40 that week were Poison (6), White Lion (9), Bon Jovi (11), Joan Jett (19) and Guns N' Roses (38).

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Armageddon It 1989.

The Sales chart figures shown in this picture have the actual Hot 100 positions on the right beside the artist name.

US Hot 100 Chart - 21st January 1989

  • 01 - Phil Collins - Two Hearts
  • 02 - Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me
  • 03 - Def Leppard - Armageddon It - (Peak Position)
  • 04 - Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
  • 05 - Sheriff - When I'm With You

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