30 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's STAND UP Number 1 On US Rock Chart
Def Leppard's classic single Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion) reached the Number One spot on the Billboard Rock Singles chart 30 years ago today.
The single was the fourth to be released from the 'Adrenalize' album in the USA and hit number one on this day in 1993.
It went on to reach Number 34 on the main Billboard Top 100 singles chart and spent 15 weeks on there in total.
The single had been released in November 1992 and was also issued in Australia and France.
The song is also one of only five by the band to reach Number One on the US rock charts.
The others were 'Photograph', 'Rock Of Ages' in 1983, 'Let's Get Rocked' in 1992 and 'Promises' in 1999.
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Phil Collen - Best Of 2004 Sleeve Quote
"It was written at Wisseloord Studios in Holland while we did 'Hysteria'. Just Steve and me. We didn't put it on that album because it was too similar to 'Hysteria', the song. Bob Dylan once said 'You only ever write five songs in your life - for the rest of it you come up with other versions of those five'. He was probably right."
Joe Elliott - Best Of 2004 Sleeve Quote
"The chorus is great. It's a love song. Not a fawning type of love. A bit more desperate than that."
Stand Up - Australian CD Single Sleeve Quote
"Our fourth single, Stand Up cleverly combines motorcycle speak with your typical Def Lepp love tune. Check out our two managers acting in the vid. You figure out which characters they're playing."
"Additional tracks for the single include an old Elliott tune "She's Too Tough" as well as a version of "Elected" with Steve Clark on it from Tilburg, Holland (vintage mid '87). "Let's Get Rocked" comes from a club date we played in Bonn, Germany in May of '92."
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