Now (Def Leppard song)

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"Now"
Single by Def Leppard
from the album X.
Released 5 August 2002
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Hard rock, pop rock
Length 3:58
Label Bludgeon Riffola - Mercury
Writer(s) Marti Frederiksen, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Joe Elliot, Vivian Campbell
Producer(s) Marti Frederiksen, Def Leppard
Def Leppard singles chronology
"Day After Day"
(2000)
"Now"
(2002)
"Long, Long Way to Go"
(2002)
"Now" Part 2 Cover

"Now" is a 2002 song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their X album.[1] It peaked at #23 on the UK singles charts.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video (directed by The Malloys) focuses on a Def Leppard Union Jack t-shirt that finds its way through different owners for nearly two decades. It starts in the year 1983, when a teenage girl purchases the shirt from a music store. One day, as she is sleeping, her younger brother steals the shirt and rides off with his friend to sneak into a neighbour's backyard and use the swimming pool. They quickly run away when the homeowner spots them, leaving the shirt behind.

In 1985, a man buys the shirt at a garage sale. At a parking lot prior to a Def Leppard concert, he surrenders it to a female fan after she flashes him. When the band's tour bus arrives, the female fan has bassist Rick Savage autograph the shirt. Shortly after the concert, she meets a roadie and makes out with him in the bus, where he takes possession of the shirt.

In 1987, the roadie enters a coin-op laundromat to have the shirt and his laundry cleaned. As he sleeps while waiting for his laundry, a woman steals the shirt and slips it between her laundry in a cart.

The video ends in the year 2002, where a woman (presumably an older version of the teenager from the 1983 scene), buys the shirt from an online auction and then receives it in the mail.

Track listing[edit]

CD: Bludgeon Riffola - Mercury / 0639822 / Part 1[edit]

  1. "Now"
  2. "Love Don't Lie (Demo)"
  3. "Rebel Rebel"
  4. "Rock Brigade"

CD: Bludgeon Riffola - Mercury / 0639812 / Part 2[edit]

  1. "Now"
  2. "Let Me Be the One - Demo"
  3. "Stay With Me"
  4. "Me and My Wine (Remix)"

CD: Bludgeon Riffola - Mercury / 0639682 (UK) / Part 2[edit]

  1. "Now"
  2. "Stay With Me"
  3. "Rebel Rebel"

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