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27 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's HAVE YOU EVER At Number 16 In The UK

Def Leppard 1993. Have You Ever...

Def Leppard's classic single Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad reached Number 16 in the UK charts on this day in 1992.

The third single to be released from the Adrenalize album.

It was released on 31st August 1992 (not September as wrongly printed on past Discographies with UK singles).

It peaked at Number 16 in its third week on the chart having entered at 45 on the 12th September before going up to 34 a week later.

Three weeks were spent inside the Top 40.

This song followed on from second single Make Love Like A Man which reached Number 12 in July and Let's Get Rocked which had been the band's biggest UK hit to date reaching Number 2 in April.

The Shamen were at Number One on this day with their (obviously not about drugs) single 'Ebeneezer Goode'.

Def Leppard were sandwiched between Pearl Jam at 15 with 'Jeremy' and Suede at 17 with 'Metal Mickey'.

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UK Singles Chart - 26th September 1992

  • 01 - The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
  • 02 - Dr. Alban - It's My Life
  • 03 - Undercover - Baker Street
  • 04 - Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer
  • 05 - Brian May - Too Much Love Will Kill You
  • 16 - Def Leppard - Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad

Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad 1992.

1992 - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

"It's a silly love song thing about missing your girlfriend. That's what it was about when I first wrote it. I was in Australia and my wife was in America somewhere. Then we changed it a bit. I wrote all the music, except for the bridge, which Mutt did."

Early 1990 - Joe Elliott Interview Quote (Album Update)

How many other songs are done? (apart from Tear It Down)

"Three. 'Tonight', 'Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)' and one tentatively called 'I've Never Wanted Something So Bad' ."

1992 - Joe Elliott Article/Interview Quotes

"'Heaven Is', 'Stand Up', 'Have You Ever' are all relationships between a man and a woman, but a more '90s way. The frustration thing always works well in lyrics. 'Have Your Ever Needed Someone So Bad' Somebody out there is going to say, "Yeah, I have". 'Make Love Like A Man' was Phil's idea, as was 'Have You Ever'."

March 1992 - Joe Elliott Interview CD Quotes

"The next song is a song called .Have Your Ever Needed Someone So Bad'. Which is definitely in the running as one of our longest ever titles. It's another - I wouldn't call it a ballad like 'Tonight'. It's more of a power ballad in the mode of something like Purple Rain really. It's just a two chord loping verse thing. Big old chorus harmonies."

"And it's nice that it's a song that I get the chance to really 'sing' because I'm not screaming my arse off trying to reach the notes. I can understand why (Robert) Plant kind of stopped doing that after Zepp too because it gets a bit boring being this kind of screeching hyena all the time. To do that is great. But to do it for ten songs is like really annoying and I can't really listen to it."

"It's a good song. I like it a lot."

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