Let It Go (Def Leppard song)

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"Let It Go"
Def-Leppard-Letitgo.jpg
Single by Def Leppard
from the album High 'n' Dry
B-side "Switch 625"
Released July 1981
Format 7"
Recorded March 1981
Genre Hard rock, Heavy Metal
Length 4:43
Label Polygram/Mercury Records
Songwriter(s) Pete Willis, Steve Clark, Joe Elliott
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Def Leppard singles chronology
"Hello America"
(1980)
"Let It Go"
(1981)
"Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
(1981)

"Hello America"
(1980)
"Let It Go"
(1981)
"Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
(1981)

"Let it Go" is a 1981 song by British rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album High 'n' Dry. It was one of two singles from the album, and reached #34 on the Mainstream Rock charts.

The 7" single runs about 30 seconds shorter than the album version; no lyrics are removed, but the opening guitar intro and the other guitar solos are shortened slightly.

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song was directed by Doug Smith and shot on 22 July 1981 at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool, England. The photo on "Let It Go" single cover was taken from that shoot. Other songs filmed that day were "High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)" and "Bringin' On the Heartbreak".

Live performances[edit]

“Let It Go” is the second most-played song from High'n'Dry after “Bringing' On the Heartbreak”. The song was played consistently on the tours supporting its parent album, Pyromania and Hysteria, but was then discarded completely until 1999. However since then “Let It Go” has been quite frequently reintroduced into setlists.

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