Now (Def Leppard song)

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Single by Def Leppard
from the album X
Released5 August 2002
LabelBludgeon Riffola - Mercury
Songwriter(s)Marti Frederiksen, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Joe Elliott, Vivian Campbell
Producer(s)Marti Frederiksen, Def Leppard
Def Leppard singles chronology
"Day After Day"
"Four Letter Word"
"Now" Part 2 Cover

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


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "ChartArchive - Def Leppard". 27 May 2012. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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