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40 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HELLO AMERICA Single At Number 45 In UK

Def Leppard 1980. Hello America 1980

Def Leppard's classic single Hello America hit Number 45 in the UK singles chart 40 years ago on this day in 1980.

The first and only UK single to be taken from the 'On Through The Night' album was released in February.

The single peaked at Number 45 on this day in 1980.

In all it spent four weeks on the Top 75 chart.

Having entered on 23rd February at 72 it went up to 55 in week 2, 45 in week three before falling to its last position of 52.

The song was a brand new recording. The 1979 'Wasted' single having included the first version which was recorded in September 1979 in London, England at Olympic Studios.

The band performed the song on UK TV show Top Of The Pops but the recording was not broadcast due to the single failing to enter the main Top 40. Only the Top 40 was covered on the show.

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

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