Def Leppard discography

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Def Leppard discography

Def Leppard at the Sweden Rock Festival, 2008
Releases
Studio albums9
Live albums2
Compilation albums3
EPs2
Singles50
Video albums8
Music videos33
Cover albums1
 
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Def Leppard discography

Def Leppard at the Sweden Rock Festival, 2008
Releases
Studio albums9
Live albums2
Compilation albums3
EPs2
Singles50
Video albums8
Music videos33
Cover albums1

The discography of Def Leppard, an English hard rock band, consists of nine studio albums, three compilation albums, two extended plays (EP), 50 singles, 33 music videos, and eight videos albums.[1] This list does not include material recorded by Def Leppard side projects.

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 their only EP to date titled The Def Leppard E.P. in 1979.[2] 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.

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 20 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". 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, on June 3, 2011. It also featured three new studio songs. Several live CDs were released as bonus discs with various albums.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
CAN
[6]
FIN
[7]
GER
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
1980On Through the Night
  • Released: 14 March 1980
  • Label: Mercury (MR #234321)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
159851
1981High 'n' Dry
  • Released: 11 July 1981
  • Label: Mercury (MR #818836-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
263138
1983Pyromania
  • Released: 20 January 1983
  • Label: Mercury (MR #810308-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1870426232
1987Hysteria
  • Released: 3 August 1987
  • Label: Mercury (MR #830675-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1111011221
  • UK: 2× Platinum[16]
  • AUS: 4× Platinum[17]
  • CAN: 10× Platinum[14]
  • US: 12× Platinum[15]
1992Adrenalize
  • Released: 31 March 1992
  • Label: Mercury (MR #314-512185-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
11117821511
1996Slang
  • Released: 14 May 1996
  • Label: Mercury (MR #532486)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
511121334251451914
1999Euphoria
  • Released: 8 June 1999
  • Label: Mercury (MR #546212)
  • Formats: CD, LP
1154916143071411
2002X
  • Released: 30 July 2002
  • Label: Island (IR #063121)
  • Formats: CD, LP
14491233191915911
2008Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
  • Released: 25 April 2008
  • Label: Mercury (MR #1766038)
  • Formats: CD, LP
108272743152626295
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[6]
FIN
[7]
GER
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
1993Retro Active
  • Released: 5 October 1993
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #314-518305-2)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
6331361279
1995Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995)
  • Released: 31 October 1995
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #528 6562)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
3917317210715
2004Best of Def Leppard
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #865493-91)
  • Formats: CD, LP
671976
2005Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
  • Released: 17 May 2005
  • Label: Mercury Records (MR #000464702)
  • Formats: CD, LP
8131110
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[6]
FIN
[7]
GER
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
US
[13]
2011Mirrorball
  • Released: 3 June 2011[18]
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
44801516
2013Viva! Hysteria
  • Released: 22 October 2013
  • Label: Frontiers Records (Universal)
  • Formats: CD, DVD, Blu-ray, MP3
73288324
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Cover albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UKAUSCANFINGERNORNZSWESWIUS
2006Yeah!
  • Released: 23 May 2006
  • Label: Mercury/Island (MR #9858285)
  • Formats: CD, LP
52951373255716
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

1979–1989[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[3]
AUS
[19]
CAN
[20]
GER
[8]
IRE
[21]
NZ
[22]
SWE
[23]
SWI
[24]
US
[25]
US Rock
[25]
1979"Wasted"61On Through the Night
1980"Rock Brigade"
"Hello America"45
1981"Let It Go"34High 'n' Dry
"Bringin' On the Heartbreak"
1983"Photograph"6632121Pyromania
"Rock of Ages"419630161
"Foolin'"42289
"Too Late for Love"869
"Comin' Under Fire"24
"Billy's Got a Gun"33
"Action! Not Words"42
1984"Bringin' On the Heartbreak" (Remix)6161High 'n' Dry
1987"Women"100807Hysteria
"Animal"646213817195
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" (US: Gold)1826150816225
"Hysteria"26901319109
1988"Armageddon It"203411233
"Love Bites"112117213
1989"Rocket"1515355125

1992–2000[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart PositionsAlbum
UK
[3]
AUS
[19]
CAN
[20]
GER
[8]
IRE
[21]
NZ
[22]
SWE
[23]
SWI
[24]
US
[25]
US Rock
[25]
1992"Let's Get Rocked"2432247183151Adrenalize
"Make Love Like a Man"12222395102640363
"Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad"164472449127
"Elected" (live)22non-album single
"Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)"11341Adrenalize
1993"Heaven Is"1324
"Tonight"34626213
"Two Steps Behind"3233766263421125Retro Active
"Desert Song"12
"Miss You in a Heartbeat"1939
1994"Action"1419
1995"When Love & Hate Collide" (UK: Silver)22212671273658Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits
1996"Slang"1757Slang
"Work It Out"224396
"All I Want Is Everything"38
"Breathe a Sigh"43
1999"Promises"41181Euphoria
"Back in Your Face"
"Paper Sun"11
"Goodbye"54
2000"Day After Day"22
"21st Century Sha La La La Girl"

2002–2013[edit]

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

YearSinglePeak chart PositionsAlbum
UK
[3]
CAN
[20]
GER
[8]
IRE
[21]
SWE
[23]
SWI
[24]
US Rock
[25]
2002"Now"23297237578426X
"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
2012"It's All About Believin'"
2013"Love and Affection" (Live)Viva! Hysteria

Videos[edit]

YearTitle
1988Historia
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #459772)
  • Format: VHS
1989Live: In the Round, in Your Face
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #23543)
  • Format: VHS
1993Visualize
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #454-23322)
  • Format: VHS
1995Video Archive
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #453754)
  • Format: VHS
2003Historia / 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
2004Best of the Videos
  • Label: Universal Music (UM #3494522)
  • Format: VHS, DVD
2005Rock of Ages – The DVD Collection
  • Label: Island Records (IR #5653-564)
  • Format: VHS, DVD
2009CMT Crossroads: Taylor Swift & Def Leppard

Music videos[edit]

YearTitleDirectorRef.
1980"Hello America"
1981"Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
(version 1)
Doug Smith[26]
"High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)"[26]
"Let It Go"[26]
1983"Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)"Kinichi Nakae[27]
"Too Late for Love"Mike Mansfield[28]
"Photograph"David Mallet[29]
"Rock of Ages"[29]
"Foolin'"[29]
1984"Me and My Wine"[29]
"Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
(version 2)
[29]
1987"Animal"Jean Pellerin
Doug Freel
[30]
"Pour Some Sugar on Me"
(version 1)
Russell Mulcahy[31]
"Hysteria"Jean Pellerin
Doug Freel
[32]
1988"Women"[32]
"Pour Some Sugar on Me"
(version 2)
Wayne Isham[33]
"Armageddon It" (live)[34]
"Love Bites"Jean Pellerin
Doug Freel
[35]
"Rocket"Nigel Dick[36]
1992"I Wanna Touch U"Phil Tuckett[37]
"Let's Get Rocked"Steve Barron[38]
"Make Love Like a Man"Wayne Isham[34]
"Have You Ever Needed Someone
So Bad?"
[34]
1993"Two Steps Behind"
1995"When Love & Hate Collide"
1996"Slang"Nigel Dick[36]
"Work It Out"[36]
"All I Want Is Everything"Matt Mahurin[39]
1999"Promises"Wayne Isham[40]
"Goodbye"Dave Meyers[41]
2002"Now"The Malloys[42]
2003"Long, Long Way to Go"Clive Arrowsmith[43]
2005"No Matter What"John Logsdon[44]
2006"Rock On"
2008"Nine Lives"Sherman Halsey[45]
"C'mon C'mon"Matthew Mulholland
Jonathan Beswick
[46]

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