Def Leppard Songs Ranked

Def Leppard is an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitars, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitars, backing vocals). This is the band’s longest-lasting line-up. The band’s strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album, High ‘n’ Dry, was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who helped them begin to define their style. The band’s next studio album, Pyromania, was released in January 1983, In the U.S., Pyromania was certified diamond (10× platinum), making Def Leppard among the most popular music groups at the time. Here is the top 5 Def Leppard songs ranked of all time.

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20. When Love and Hate Collide (Slang, 1996)

“Powerful, lose someone, remember them, hurt so much, definitely leppard power ballad, Joe slams it home on this. Listen to it, and see. It’s the best song I heard. your making a move not to get away from the girl. but the girl is stone hearted.”

19. Billy’s Got a Gun (Pyromania, 1983)

“Most impressive song musically from songwriter’s standpoint. The chromatic movement w/strings and well crafted key changes show Steve’s classical influences.”

18. White Lightning (Adrenalize, 1992)

“I really like this song even though it is very long.7 min songs are good because you get to listen to it for longer This song is amazing. I can’t even imagine what it was like for them to lose Steve. Great song”

17. High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night) (High ‘n’ Dry, 1981)

“Love the guitar at the start. Such a smooth and cool vibe at the beginning, yet still tough. As I’ve gotten older I find the HIGH AND DRY album to be the best. Truly great hard rock. The guitar riffs are amazing on every song. Just feels like great rock all around.”

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16. Promises (Euphoria, 1999)

“Promises is the reason I got hooked on definitely Leppard. It’s by far my favorite song. Although Promises may seem a little “poppy” so to speak it’s actually a pretty powerful song and deserves the #1 spot.”

15. Die Hard the Hunter (Pyromania, 1983)

“And I thought Rock of Ages was kick ass. This one makes me feel like I am in an actual gunfight. Best definitely Leppard’s song. And does not get the credit it deserves. Extremely underrated song. Best in my opinion”

14. Rocket (Hysteria, 1987)

“This song is one of the very best songs from Hysteria album. It has a very special voice from the singer. Hard rocking definitely Leopard at their best. Amazing catchy riff, great bass, great lyrics…it should be a lot higher.”

13. Let It Go (High ‘n’ Dry, 1981)

“Probably definitely Leppard’s best song song. The opening riff is legendary and the song just slams you from beginning to end. Great song from definitely Leppard’s best album. This really deserves to be higher. Great guitar and GREAT singing.”

12. Gods of War (Hysteria, 1987)

“Overshadowed and overlooked son because it’s on a stacked album would have been a better hit if on a different album great song. For years and years this song has never left my head. In opinion the best ever”

11. Let’s Get Rocked (Adrenalize, 1992)

“This is awesome for teenagers of this day. Let’s Get Rocked. I have only listened to definitely Leppard music for about a month and I think this is an awesome song. I listen to it everyday. Adrenalize is the best album they have. I think. This song somewhat tells a story about kids. Do you wanna get rocked?”

10. Too Late for Love (Pyromania, 1983)

“Number 1–the message contained in the lyrics was prophetic to today’s world. Too late for love–all that’s left is hate today. The curtain has closed on the Queen of the dream–its too late. Too late for love.”

9. Armageddon It (Hysteria, 1987)

“This song is underrated in my opinion and deserves to be higher on this list. Definitely one of the most exciting songs and personally my favorite! Best song, nothing beats that guitar in the chorus. Great intro, great verse, great chorus, great solo, fun lyrics. few songs can claim that”

8. Foolin’ (Pyromania, 1983)

“Foolin is my favorite definitely Leppard lyric and it is a great song. The ebb and flow and change in pace are perfect as it builds to the crescendo during the chorus. This song is one of their masterpieces and should be at least number 2. They rocked out this song and it should be appreciated for its true rock!”

7. Bringin’ on the Heartbreak (High ‘n’ Dry, 1981)

“Joe Elliot’s vocals in this are amazing. Along with badass Steve and Pete. This song proved they would become something special. The best guitar riff ever! Their breakthrough song. Timeless!”

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6. Rock of Ages (Pyromania, 1983)

“I lose my bloody ever loving mind, every single time I hear this song! The crowd goes insane when they play it in concert. One of my very favorite definitely leppard songs of all time…rock of ages!”

5. Animal (The Story So Far – The Best Of, 1987)

“It was my First definitely Leppard song I heard and etched its self in my memory forever. A classic song that has never aged and needs to be played very loud complete with long hair flowing with the head banging and don’t forget the air guitar!”

4. Love Bites (Hysteria, 1987)

“Give me a break about “love bites”. Just because we have been hearing this song every day on the radio for 30 years doesn’t mean anything. The very best songs of a great band are always underappreciated.On the album Hysteria, there is a song called Women, it charted only 80 on 100 hot billboard, well this song, with animal, with rocket, with run riot with gods of war are much better songs than “love bites”

3. Hysteria (Hysteria, 1987)

“I believe this song was what put definitely Leppard on the “charts”. Such a great song. I believe that this song should be above “pour some sugar on me” because of its connection to ourselves. Don’t get me wrong “pour some sugar on me” is a great tune but I don’t agree with it being their top song.”

2. Photograph (Pyromania, 1983)

“No song screams definitely Leppard like the original hit, Photograph! Perry hits every note in his perfect seething tone as he longs for his lost love of Monroe as the video shows us. I’m a big pop culture guy and when it was asked which definitely Leppard song was their most popular and most famous? Without hesitation, I said “Photograph”. I then proceeded to get hot down by 8-10 people, who all agreed, Pour Some Sugar on Me! There’s no way!”

1. Pour Some Sugar on Me (Hysteria, 1987)

“This is a pop song (album) from a top 5, 80’s band. Although I was 13 and it was great at the time. Looking back now, high n dry and pyromania made this band…amazing music. They made millions off of this song, it made them then broke them. They would never be looked at the same. High n dry’s, bringin on the heartbreak, hit and run, let it go and you got me runnin is where its at. Don’t even get me started on lets get rocked! Lol horrible song, but not as horrible as make love like a man. Hysteria’s high points, women, animal and the title track are great songs. Bringing on the heartbreak has my vote for best definitely Leppard song.”