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34 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Enjoy Their First UK Top Ten Hit With ANIMAL

Animal 1987. Def Leppard 1987

Def Leppard's classic Animal single peaked at Number 6 in the UK chart on this day in 1987.

The first single to be released from the 'Hysteria' album in the UK.

It had been released on 20th July 1987 and was their first UK single since the re-release of 'Photograph' in February 1984.

'Animal' peaked at Number 6 on 22nd August 1987 in its fourth week on the Top 100 chart.

Their first ever UK Top 40 entry and hit single. Also the first ever Def Leppard Top Ten single. The previous high being 'Photograph' which reached Number 12 in the USA in 1983.

It entered at 34 on 1st August before rising to 16, 9 and then 6.

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