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31 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's ROCKET Single At Number 15 In UK

Def Leppard 1989. Def Leppard 1989

Def Leppard's classic single Rocket hit Number 15 in the UK singles chart 31 years ago on this day in 1989.

The sixth and final UK single to be taken from the 'Hysteria' album was released on 30th January.

The band performed the song on UK TV show Top Of The Pops which helped it move up the charts.

This came off the back of another performance - 'PSSOM' at the Brit Awards earlier in the same week.

The single entered the chart at 31 before rising to 20 and then its peak of 15 with a third week in the Top 20 at 19.

In all it spent 7 weeks on the chart, the fifth Top 20 hit from the album in the UK.

Shown below are some quotes from the band about this song.

Simple Minds were at Number One on this day with their single 'Belfast Child'.

Def Leppard 1989.

Read the full 'Rocket' single chart story on the Lep History section.

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