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Def Leppard - Adrenalize.jpg
Studio album by
Released31 March 1992 (1992-03-31)
StudioWisseloord Studios, Hilversum
GenreGlam metal
LabelMercury/Bludgeon Riffola
Def Leppard chronology
Retro Active
Singles from Adrenalize
  1. "Let's Get Rocked"
    Released: April 11, 1992
  2. "Make Love Like a Man"
    Released: June 1992
  3. "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"
    Released: September 1992 (USA), November (UK/International)
  4. "Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)"
    Released: December 1992 (US), July (1993) (Australia)
  5. "Heaven Is"
    Released: January 1993 (UK)
  6. "Tonight"
    Released: March 1993
  7. "I Wanna Touch U"
    Released: May 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [3]
Sputnik Music3.5/5 stars

Adrenalize is the fifth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on 31 March 1992 through Mercury Records. The album was the first by the band following the death of guitarist Steve Clark in 1991. "We had recorded demos on multitrack," recalled fellow guitarist Phil Collen. "I was sitting there with him when he played the original parts. I could relay that. But it was like playing along to a ghost."[4]


Adrenalize debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200[5] and peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart.[6]

In a four star review for Rolling Stone, J.D. Considine wrote "Adrenalize is so relentlessly catchy that it almost seems as if the band is about to abandon its heavy-metal roots for the greener fields of hard pop."[7]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Let's Get Rocked"Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Mutt Lange, Rick Savage4:56
2."Heaven Is"Steve Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage3:33
3."Make Love Like a Man"Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange4:15
4."Tonight"Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage4:03
5."White Lightning"Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage7:03
Side two
6."Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)"Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange4:32
7."Personal Property"Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage4:21
8."Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"Collen, Elliott, Lange5:24
9."I Wanna Touch U"Rick Allen, Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange3:37
10."Tear It Down"Clark, Collen, Elliott, Savage3:38
Total length:45:22
Japanese bonus tracks
11."Miss You in a Heartbeat" (Electric version)Collen5:06
12."She's Too Tough"Elliott3:39

Deluxe edition (Bonus CD)[edit]

In the Clubs... In Your Face - Bonn, Germany 29/05/92
1."Hysteria" (live)Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage7:17
2."Photograph" (live)Clark, Elliott, Lange, Savage, Pete Willis4:44
3."Pour Some Sugar on Me" (live)Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage5:09
4."Let's Get Rocked" (live)Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage5:46
Adrenalize B-sides
5."You Can't Always Get What You Want" (with Hothouse Flowers)Mick Jagger, Keith Richards7:43
6."Little Wing" (with Hothouse Flowers)Jimi Hendrix3:40
7."Tonight" (version 2 - demo version featuring Steve Clark)Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage4:24
8."Now I'm Here" (live - featuring Brian May)Brian May6:03
9."Two Steps Behind" (acoustic)Elliott4:11
10."Tonight" (acoustic - Sun Studios version)Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage4:16
11."Too Late for Love" (live)Clark, Elliott, Lange, Savage, Willis6:02
12."Women" (live)Clark, Collen, Elliott, Lange, Savage6:34


Additional personnel[edit]


  • Mike "Bat Ears" Shipley – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Def Leppard – producer
  • Pete Woodroffe – engineer, programming, sequencing
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange – executive producer
  • Robert Scovill – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Andie Airfix – art direction
  • Pamela Springsteen – photography

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (1992-1993) Peak position
Australia ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart 1[citation needed]
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 1[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard 200 1[citation needed]
UK Albums Chart 1[citation needed]


Country Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
United States RIAA 3× Platinum[citation needed]
Canada CRIA 4× Platinum[citation needed]
United Kingdom BPI Gold[citation needed]
France FRA Gold[citation needed]


  1. ^ "D E F L E P P A R D . C O M". 21 December 2001. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Def Leppard". Robert Christgau.
  3. ^ J.D. Considine (16 April 1992). "Adrenalize | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  4. ^ Barton, Geoff: "Steve was an artist…"; Classic Rock #219, February 2016, p184
  5. ^ "Allmusic (Def Leppard charts and awards) Billboard albums".
  6. ^ "Def Leppard chart stats". Archived from the original on 27 May 2012.
  7. ^ Considine, J.D. (16 April 1992). "Adrenalize". Rolling Stone.