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39 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's PYROMANIA Album At Number 2 In USA

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Def Leppard's classic third studio album Pyromania reached Number Two 39 years ago on this day in 1983 in the USA.

The album had been released on 20th January 1983 after one year of recording work.

The third studio album released by the band.

It's success was helped by the 'Photograph' single which on this same day was at Number 13 following heavy radio airplay and for the video on MTV.

Stopping the band from achieving their first Number One album was Michael Jackson with 'Thriller'. He was also at Number One on the Hot 100 singles chart with 'Beat It'. 'Thriller' spent 22 weeks at Number 1 in 1983 and 15 more in 1984.

The album had entered the The 200 on 5th February at Number 69.

It entered the Top 10 on 12th March and stayed inside it for 35 straight weeks followed by another two - 37 in total. Much of its time in the Top 10 was spent at Number 4.

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