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36 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Release WOMEN Single In North America

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Def Leppard released their classic Women single 36 years ago on this day in 1987 in the USA and Canada.

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

It was released on 11th August 1987 reaching Number 80 and spent only five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The main Hysteria album had been issued there (as in the rest of the world) on 3rd August.

The following six singles would go on to fair a little better over the next 18 months producing six Top 20 hits including a Number One, two and three with 'Love Bites', 'PSSOM' and Armageddon It.

It wasn't until late November that the follow up single 'Animal' cracked the Top 40 with third single 'Hysteria' entering the Top Ten in March 1988.

The song was chosen to be the lead single in the USA because they wanted to let the hardcore fan base from the 'High 'n' Dry' and 'Pyromania' days know they were back after the four year gap.

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