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Def Leppard marks a big anniversary this week

Def Leppard’s iconic ‘Hysteria’ was released 35 years ago this week on August 3, 1987.The album contained several of the legendary band’s all-time biggest hits. 

The album featured seven hit singles, including "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Rocket," "Animal," "Love Bites," "Armageddon It" and the album’s title track. It has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and 12-million in the U.S. alone. 

Hysteria was the followup to the group’s iconic 1983 album Pyromania. It took a bit for the album to really take off. The first two releases, "Animal" and "Women" only peaked at #19 and #80, respectively.

Guitarist Phil Collen commented on the album’s third (and biggest) single  the album's third and biggest single, "Pour Some Sugar on Me.”

He said,  “Joe was sitting in the corridor. We'd finished all the songs, and we were just finishing the album up. And Joe's going [sings] 'pour some sugar on me’ and Mutt goes, 'What's that?' He said, 'Oh, I don't know.' And Mutt said, 'You know what? I think this is actually going to be the most important song on the record, so we really need to record this.' And we'd got the hang of it, and it was the quickest song on the record. It flew. And it had, just, all this stuff, you know. It was sexy, it just had all the right ingredients.”

"Pour Some Sugar on Me" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.The popularity of the song in Florida strip clubs helped propel it to success nationally. 

Def Leppard is currently The Stadium Tour with Motley CruePoison and Joan Jett.  

Get more on Def Leppard on the Big Show Fan Page at KBGO.com and on iHeartRadio, keyword Def Leppard.

[Source: Classic Hits Today]


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