34 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Release LOVE BITES Single In The USA/Canada
Def Leppard released their classic Love Bites single on this day in 1988 in the USA and Canada.
The fifth single to be released from the 'Hysteria' album in the USA.
It was released on 27th August 1988 and would go on to become the band's first and only Number One single.
The single had been released on 4th July 1988 (US Independence Day) in the UK where it peaked at Number 11.
The previous two US singles had both made the Top Ten - 'Hysteria' (10), 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' (2) - paving the way for this song to reach the Top spot.
On the same day the single was released the 'Hysteria' album was at Number 2 and about to retake the top spot for a fourth week.
'Pour Some Sugar On Me' was also still at Number 35 on the Hot 100.
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