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27 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's When Love And Hate Collide Single At #2 In UK

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Def Leppard's classic single When Love & Hate Collide reached Number 2 in the UK charts on this day in 1995.

In doing so it became the band's biggest ever UK hit single and the best selling.

The song was released on 2nd October ahead of the Vault Greatest Hits 1980-1995 album.

Its success resulted in two appearances on the legendary music show Top Of The Pops.

The song was prevented from reaching Number One by Simply Red's hit Fairground. A song that was in the midst of a four week run at Number One.

The song spent one week at Number 2 on 15th October. In all it had a five week run in the Top 10 having entered at Number 7.

The first six weeks of its 10 week run on the Top 100 chart were spent inside the Top 10. 8 of the 10 weeks were in the Top 40 meaning it easily out performed 'Let's Get Rocked'. The previous biggest hit the band had enjoyed in the UK (Number 2 in 1992). 'Animal' was their only other Top 10 hit reaching Number 6 in 1987.

Later in the same month the song would reach Number One in Ireland.

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