Def Leppard discography


Def Leppard discography
Def Leppard discography

Def Leppard at the Sweden Rock Festival, 2008
Releases
Studio albums 9
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
EPs 2
Singles 50
Video albums 8
Music videos 33
Cover albums 1

The discography of Def Leppard, an English-based hard rock band, consists of 10 studio albums, three compilation albums, two extended plays (EP), 50 singles, 33 music videos, and eight videos albums. This list does not include material recorded by Def Leppard side projects.

Def Leppard was formed in 1977 by vocalist Joe Elliott and later released their only EP to date entitled 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 entitled, Pyromania, would be their big breakthrough album and would later sell more than 10 million copies in the United States alone.

After touring for the 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 20 million worldwide . Adrenalize, released in 1992, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and launched several successful singles, including "Let's Get Rocked" and "Make Love Like a Man". In 1996, the band released its sixth studio album, Slang; while successful, the album could not emulate 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 Def Leppard'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 on June 3, 2011. It also featured three new studio songs. Previously several live CDs were released as bonus disks with various albums.

Contents

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[2]
AUS
[3][4]
CAN
[5]
FIN
[6]
GER
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
US
[12]
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 June 1981
  • Label: Mercury (MR #818836-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
26 31 38
  • CAN: Platinum[13]
  • US: 2× Platinum[14]
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
  • UK: 2× Platinum[15]
  • AUS: 4× Platinum[16]
  • CAN: 10× Platinum[13]
  • US: 12× Platinum[14]
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, LP
11 54 9 16 14 30 7 14 11
2002 X
  • Released: 30 July 2002
  • Label: Island (IR #063121)
  • Formats: CD, LP
14 49 12 33 19 19 15 9 11
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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[5]
FIN
[6]
GER
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
US
[12]
1993 Retro Active
  • Released: 5 October 1993
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #314-518305-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
6 33 1 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 1 7 31 7 2 10 7 15
  • UK: Platinum[15]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[13]
  • US: 4× Platinum[14]
2004 Best of Def Leppard
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #865493-91)
  • Formats: CD, 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
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[13]
  • US: Platinum[14]
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[5]
FIN
[6]
GER
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
US
[12]
2011 Mirrorball
  • Released: 3 June 2011[17]
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD
44 80 15 16
" — " denotes the album has yet to be released.

Cover albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK AUS CAN FIN GER NOR NZ SWE SWI US
2006 Yeah!
  • Released: 23 May 2006
  • Label: Mercury/Island (MR #9858285)
  • Formats: CD, LP
52 95 13 73 25 57 16
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays

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

Singles

1979-1989

Year Single Peak chart Positions Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[18]
CAN
[19]
GER
[7]
IRE
[20]
NZ
[21]
SWE
[22]
SWI
[23]
US
[24]
US Rock
[24]
1979 "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 30 16 1
"Foolin'" 42 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
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" (Gold) 18 30 1 50 8 16 2 25
"Hysteria" 26 90 13 19 10 9
1988 "Armageddon It" 20 34 11 2 3 3
"Love Bites" 11 21 1 7 2 1 3
1989 "Rocket" 15 15 3 5 5 12 5

1992-2000

Year Single Peak chart Positions Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[18]
CAN
[19]
GER
[7]
IRE
[20]
NZ
[21]
SWE
[22]
SWI
[23]
US
[24]
US Rock
[24]
1992 "Let's Get Rocked" 2 4 3 22 4 7 18 3 15 1 Adrenalize
"Make Love Like a Man" 12 29 23 95 10 26 40 36 3
"Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad" 16 51 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 62 62 13
"Two Steps Behind" 32 33 7 66 26 34 21 12 5 Retro Active
"Desert Song" 12
"Miss You in a Heartbeat" 19 39
1994 "Action" 14 19
1995 "When Love & Hate Collide" 2 22 12 67 1 27 36 58 Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits
1996 "Slang" 17 57 Slang
"Work It Out" 22 43 9 6
"All I Want Is Everything" 38
"Breathe a Sigh" 43
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"

2002-2011

" — " denotes releases that did not chart or was not released in that region.

Year Single Peak chart Positions Album
UK
[2]
CAN
[19]
GER
[7]
IRE
[20]
SWE
[22]
SWI
[23]
US Rock
[24]
2002 "Now" 23 29 72 37 57 84 26 X
"Long, Long Way to Go" 40
"Four Letter Word" 30
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" Mirrorball

Videos

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 Leparrd

Music videos

Year Title Director Ref.
1980 "Hello America"
1981 "Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
(version 1)
Doug Smith [25]
"High 'n' Dry (Saturday night)" David Mallet [26]
1982 "Let It Go" [26]
1983 "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)" Kinichi Nakae [27]
"Too Late for Love" Mike Mansfield [28]
"Photograph" David Mallet [26]
"Rock of Ages" [26]
"Foolin'" [26]
1984 "Me and My Wine" [26]
"Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
(version 2)
[26]
1987 "Animal" Jean Pellerin
Doug Freel
[29]
"Pour Some Sugar on Me
(version 1)"
Russell Mulcahy [30]
"Hysteria" Jean Pellerin
Doug Freel
[31]
1988 "Women" [31]
"Pour Some Sugar on Me
(version 2)"
Wayne Isham [32]
"Armageddon It" (live) [33]
"Love Bites" Jean Pellerin
Doug Freel
[34]
"Rocket" Nigel Dick [35]
1992 "I Wanna Touch U" Phil Tuckett [36]
"Let's Get Rocked" Steve Barron [37]
"Make Love Like a Man" Wayne Isham [33]
"Have You Ever Needed Someone
So Bad?"
[33]
1993 "Two Steps Behind"
1995 "When Love & Hate Collide"
1996 "Slang" Nigel Dick [35]
"Work It Out" [35]
"All I Want Is Everything" Matt Mahurin [38]
1999 "Promises" Wayne Isham [39]
"Goodbye" Dave Meyers [40]
2002 "Now" The Malloys [41]
2003 "Long, Long Way to Go" Clive Arrowsmith [42]
2005 "No Matter What" John Logsdon [43]
2008 "Nine Lives" Sherman Halsey [44]
"C'mon C'mon" Matthew Mulholland
Jonathan Beswick
[45]

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