Def Leppard discography

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Def Leppard discography
Def Leppard Sweden Rock 2008.jpg
Def Leppard at the Sweden Rock Festival, 2008
Studio albums11
Live albums2
Compilation albums4
Video albums11
Music videos45
EPs2
Singles60

The English hard rock band Def Leppard have released 11 original studio albums, two live albums, four compilation albums, one cover album, and three extended plays.

Def Leppard was formed in 1977 by vocalist Joe Elliott, bass player Rick "Sav" Savage, guitarist Pete Willis, and drummer Tony Kenning. They later released the EP The Def Leppard E.P. in 1979.[1] The band signed with Mercury Records and released their debut full-length album On Through the Night. The band's follow up was High 'n' Dry, which reached number 26 in the UK and was certified platinum two times in the United States. Their next album, titled Pyromania, would be their big breakthrough album and would later sell more than 10 million copies in the United States alone.[2]

After touring in support of Pyromania, the band released Hysteria which topped the American and British album charts and is their best-selling album worldwide, selling more than 12 million copies in the United States alone and over 25 million worldwide. Adrenalize, released in 1992, debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart and the US Billboard 200 and launched several successful singles, including "Let's Get Rocked" and "Make Love Like a Man" and went on to sell 4 million albums worldwide. In 1996, the band released its sixth studio album, Slang; while successful, the album could not reach the precedent set by Def Leppard's previous albums and was certified gold in the United States. After three years, Def Leppard released Euphoria, which is the band's last certified album by the RIAA, CRIA, and BPI.

At the start of the 21st century, the band released X. Four years later, Def Leppard released the studio/cover album, Yeah!, which included covers by Thin Lizzy and The Kinks. On 25 April 2008, the band released Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, which included the single "Nine Lives" featuring country singer Tim McGraw. The band released Mirrorball, its first live album, in 2011, which would be followed by another live album in 2013, Viva! Hysteria, featuring the Hysteria album played live in its entirety, from their Las Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel. The band released a self-titled studio album on 30 October 2015.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
CAN
[6]
FIN
[7]
GER
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
1980 On Through the Night
  • Released: 14 March 1980
  • Label: Mercury (MR #234321)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
15 98 51
1981 High 'n' Dry
  • Released: 11 July 1981
  • Label: Mercury (MR #818836-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
26 31 38
1983 Pyromania
  • Released: 20 January 1983
  • Label: Mercury (MR #810308-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
18 70 4 26 23 2
1987 Hysteria
  • Released: 3 August 1987
  • Label: Mercury (MR #830675-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 1 1 10 1 1 2 2 1
1992 Adrenalize
  • Released: 31 March 1992
  • Label: Mercury (MR #314-512185-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 1 1 17 8 2 1 5 1 1
1996 Slang
  • Released: 14 May 1996
  • Label: Mercury (MR #532486)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
5 11 12 13 34 25 14 5 19 14
1999 Euphoria
  • Released: 8 June 1999
  • Label: Mercury (MR #546212)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
11 54 32 16 14 30 7 14 11
2002 X
  • Released: 30 July 2002
  • Label: Island (IR #063121)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
14 49 12 33 19 19 15 9 11
2006 Yeah!
  • Released: 23 May 2006
  • Label: Mercury/Island (MR #9858285)
  • Formats: CD, LP
52 95 13 73 25 57 16
2008 Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
  • Released: 25 April 2008
  • Label: Mercury (MR #1766038)
  • Formats: CD, LP
10 82 7 27 43 15 26 26 29 5
2015 Def Leppard
  • Released: 30 October 2015
  • Label: Bludgeon Riffola/earMUSIC Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
11 4 11 32 10 15 17 11 2 10
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
BEL
[22]
CAN
[6][23]
FIN
[7]
GER
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
1993 Retro Active
  • Released: 5 October 1993
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #314-518305-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
6 33 7 36 12 7 9
1995 Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995)
  • Released: 31 October 1995
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #528 6562)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
3 9 30 7 7 31 7 2 10 7 15
2004 Best of Def Leppard
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #865493-91)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
6 7 19 76
2005 Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
  • Released: 17 May 2005
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #000464702)
  • Formats: CD, LP
81 3 11 10
2018 The Story So Far – The Best Of
  • Released: 30 November 2018
  • Label: Bludgeon Riffola
  • Formats: CD, LP
32 71 150 61 54 101
Hysteria: The Singles
  • Released: 30 November 2018
  • Label: Bludgeon Riffola
  • Formats: 10LP box set
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
BEL
[22]
CAN
[6]
GER
[8]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
2011 Mirror Ball – Live & More
  • Released: 3 June 2011[25]
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
  • Recorded: 2008 — 2011
44 80 15 46 51 16
2013 Viva! Hysteria
  • Released: 22 October 2013
  • Label: Frontiers Records (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, DVD, Blu-ray, MP3
  • Recorded: 29–30 March 2013
73 81 28 83 81 24
2017 And There Will Be a Next Time... Live from Detroit
  • Released: 20 February 2017
  • Label: Frontiers Records (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, DVD, Blu-ray, MP3
  • Recorded: 15 July 2016
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
1979 The Def Leppard E.P.
  • Released: January 1979
  • Label: Bludgeon-Riffola
    (BR #SRTS/78/CUS/232)
  • Format: LP, single, digital download
1993 In the Clubs... In Your Face
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Bludgeon Riffola
  • Format: CD
2018 The Lost Session
  • Released: 2018
  • Label: Bludgeon Riffola
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

1979–1989[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[3]
AUS
[26]
CAN
[6]
GER
[8]
IRE
[27]
NZ
[28]
SWE
[29]
SWI
[30]
US
[31]
US Rock
[31]
1979 "Ride Into the Sun" / "Getcha Rocks Off" b/w "The Overture" The Def Leppard EP
"Wasted" 61 On Through the Night
1980 "Rock Brigade"
"Hello America" 45
1981 "Let It Go" 34 High 'n' Dry
"Bringin' On the Heartbreak"
1983 "Photograph" 66 32 12 1 Pyromania
"Rock of Ages" 41 96 24 16 1
"Foolin'" 39 28 9
"Too Late for Love" 86 9
"Comin' Under Fire" 24
"Billy's Got a Gun" 33
"Action! Not Words" 42
1984 "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (Remix) 61 61 High 'n' Dry
1987 "Women" 100 80 7 Hysteria
"Animal" 6 46 21 3 8 17 19 5
"Hysteria" 26 90 13 19 10 9
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" 18 26 22 50 8 16 2 25
1988 "Love Bites" 11 21 6 7 2 1 3
"Armageddon It" 20 34 11 2 3 3
1989 "Rocket" 15 15 3 5 5 12 5

1992–2000[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[3]
AUS
[26]
CAN
[6]
GER
[8]
IRE
[27]
NZ
[28]
SWE
[29]
SWI
[30]
US
[31]
US Rock
[31]
1992 "Let's Get Rocked" 2 6 3 22 4 7 18 3 15 1 Adrenalize
"Make Love Like a Man" 12 22 23 95 10 26 40 36 3
"Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad" 16 44 7 24 49 12 7
"Elected" (live) 22 non-album single
"Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)" 11 34 1 Adrenalize
1993 "Heaven Is" 13 24
"Tonight" 34 60 62 13
"Two Steps Behind" 32 33 5 66 26 34 21 12 5 Retro Active
1994 "Desert Song" 12
"Miss You in a Heartbeat" 19 39
"Action" 14 19
"Two Steps Behind" (re-issue) 73 73 67 66 41 90 72 5 57
1995 "When Love & Hate Collide" 2 22 6 67 1 27 36 58 Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits
1996 "Slang" 17 30 57 Slang
"Work It Out" 22 43 10 6
"All I Want Is Everything" 38 14
"Breathe a Sigh" 43 41
1999 "Promises" 41 18 1 Euphoria
"Back in Your Face"
"Paper Sun" 11
"Goodbye" 54
2000 "Day After Day" 22
"21st Century Sha La La La Girl"

2002–2018[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[3]
CAN
[6]
GER
[8]
IRE
[27]
SWE
[29]
SWI
[30]
US Rock
[31]
2002 "Now" 23 29 72 37 57 84 26 X
"Four Letter Word" 30
2003 "Long, Long Way to Go" 40
2005 "No Matter What" Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
2006 "Rock On" Yeah!
"20th Century Boy"
2008 "Nine Lives" (ft. Tim McGraw) Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
"C'mon C'mon"
2011 "Undefeated" Mirror Ball – Live & More
2012 "It's All About Believin'"
2013 "Love and Affection (Live)" Viva! Hysteria
2015 "Let's Go" Def Leppard
2016 "Dangerous"
"Man Enough"
"We Belong"
2018 "We All Need Christmas" non-album single

Videos[edit]

Year Title
1988 Historia
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #459772)
  • Format: VHS
1989 Live: In the Round, in Your Face
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #23543)
  • Format: VHS
1993 Visualize
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #454-23322)
  • Format: VHS
1995 Video Archive
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #453754)
  • Format: VHS
2003 Historia / Live: In the Round, in Your Face
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #4543224-46)
  • Format: VHS, DVD
Visualize / Video Archive
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #45244)
  • Format: VHS, DVD
2004 Best of the Videos
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #3494522)
  • Format: VHS, DVD
2005 Rock of Ages: The DVD Collection
  • Label: Island Records (IR #5653-564)
  • Format: VHS, DVD
2009 CMT Crossroads – Taylor Swift & Def Leppard
2013 Viva! Hysteria
2017 And There Will Be a Next Time... Live from Detroit
  • Label: Frontiers Records
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray, digital download

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Ref.
1980 "Hello America"
1981 "Let It Go" Doug Smith [33]
"High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)" [33]
"Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
(version 1)
[33]
1983 "Photograph" David Mallet [34]
"Rock of Ages" [34]
"Foolin'" [34]
"Too Late for Love" Mike Mansfield [35]
1984 "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)" Kinichi Nakae [36]
"Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
(version 2)
David Mallet [34]
"Me and My Wine" [34]
1987 "Women" Jean Pellerin & Doug Freel [37]
"Animal" [38]
"Pour Some Sugar on Me"
(version 1)
Russell Mulcahy [39]
"Hysteria" Jean Pellerin & Doug Freel [37]
1988 "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
(version 2)
Wayne Isham [40]
"Armageddon It" [41]
"Love Bites" Jean Pellerin & Doug Freel [42]
"Rocket" Nigel Dick [43]
1992 "Let's Get Rocked" Steve Barron [44]
"Make Love Like a Man" Wayne Isham [41]
"Have You Ever Needed Someone
So Bad?"
[41]
"Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)" Matt Mahurin
1993 "Heaven Is"
"Tonight" Josh Taft
"I Wanna Touch U" Phil Tuckett [45]
"Two Steps Behind (acoustic)" Wayne Isham
"Two Step Behind (electric)"
"Miss You in Heartbeat" Phil Tuckett
1994 "Action"
1995 "When Love & Hate Collide"
1996 "Slang" Nigel Dick [43]
"Work It Out" [43]
"All I Want Is Everything" Matt Mahurin [46]
1999 "Promises" Wayne Isham [47]
"Goodbye" Dave Meyers [48]
2002 "Now" The Malloys [49]
2003 "Long, Long Way to Go" Clive Arrowsmith [50]
2005 "No Matter What" John Logsdon [51]
2006 "Rock On"
2008 "Nine Lives" Sherman Halsey [52]
"C'mon C'mon" Matthew Mulholland
Jonathan Beswick
[53]
2015 "Let's Go"
2016 "Dangerous"
"Man Enough" Frank Gryner [54]
"We Belong"
2018 "Personal Jesus"

Personnel[edit]

Album Year Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Producer
The Def Leppard E.P. 1979 Joe Elliott Pete Willis Steve Clark Rick Savage Frank Noon Def Leppard
On Through the Night 1980 Rick Allen Tom Allom
High 'N' Dry 1981 Mutt Lange
Pyromania 1983 Phil Collen
Hysteria 1987
Adrenalize 1992 - Mike Shipley, Def Leppard
Slang 1996 Vivian Campbell Pete Woodroffe, Def Leppard
Euphoria 1999
X 2002
Yeah! 2006 Def Leppard
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge 2008 Ronan McHugh, Def Leppard
Def Leppard 2015

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