Billboard #1 Hits: #670: ‘Love Bites’- Def Leppard. October 8, 1988. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Love Bites’- Def Leppard
  • Record Company- Mercury/PolyGram
  • Genre: Glam Rock
  • Written by Mutt Lange, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Joe Elliott and Rick Savage
  • Time: 5:46
  • B-side: ‘Billy’s Got A Gun [live]’
  • Album- Hysteria
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #11 in UK Singles Chart.

I never had much use for Def Leppard- but I guess there were a lot worse bands in that era. I hadn’t realized they had a #1 hit- but they had a run in 1988 with 3 Top 10 singles- their only Top 10 hits in their career- with ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ #2 and ‘Armageddon It’ #3. I remember my cousin Wolfgang had this tape and it ate up by the boom box- I told him oh well not a big loss it’s only a Def Leppard tape- nothing that’s good. He didn’t appreciate my rock criticism that day.