29 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's ACTION Single At Number 14 In The UK
Def Leppard's classic single Action hit Number 14 in the UK singles chart 28 years ago on this day in 1994.
The song was the first cover version to be released as a single by the band.
It spent five weeks on the chart in all (3 weeks inside the Top 40) peaking at Number 14.
This was one better than the original by Sweet from 1974 which got to Number 15.
It was revamped from the 1992 B-Side version and released as a single on 4th January 1994 from the October 1993 'Retro-Active' collection.
D:Ream were at Number One on this day with their single 'Things Can Only Get Better (1994)' featuring one Professor Brian Cox on keyboards.
The Top 40 also featured Thomas Dolby at Number 32 who had played keyboards on 'Pyromania'.
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UK Singles Chart - 22nd January 1994
- 01 - D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (1994)
- 02 - Chaka Demus And Pliers - Twist And Shout
- 03 - K7 - Come Baby Come
- 04 - Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting - All For Love
- 05 - Culture Beat - Anything
- 14 - Def Leppard - Action - (Peak Position)
Joe Elliott - Vault Inner Sleeve Quote
"If you're going to cover a song there's two choices: either copy it exactly or do it completely different. We opted for the former and got Andy Scott's enthusiastic approval."
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