JT’s Ultimate Mixtape: Def Leppard edition

Def Leppard

Since Def Leppard will be stopping in Cincinnati next week with KISS, I thought this would be a good time to take a look at the band’s recording history and create an “Ultimate Mixtape” for the British rockers. If you’re not familiar with the “Ultimate Mixtape,” here’s how it works:

    • Every studio album must be represented by one and only one song. It doesn’t matter how good an album is, only one song each. Conversely, it doesn’t matter how bad an album is (Yeah!), just like the MLB All-Star game, it must be represented.
    • That song does not have to be an official “single” released by the band to promote said album.
    • Compilation albums can be included, but only songs that are new, previously unreleased, or remixes of songs from prior albums are eligible for the list.
    • Live albums are a waste of time. That said, they can be used to sneak a song onto the “Ultimate Mixtape” that didn’t make it earlier.

Keep in mind that these are personal preferences; they are the songs that I like best from each album, not necessarly the “best” or most popular tracks. Got the rules? Let’s rock rock ’til we drop!

JT’s Ultimate Mixtape: Def Leppard edition

The bonus tracks are culled from B-sides, foreign bonus tracks, solo and side projects.

Bonus Tracks

Alright, sound off…what did I miss? I bet most of you disagree with my Hysteria pick, right? But do you agree with each other on which song to use instead?

Def Leppard will be playing at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati next Tuesday, July 15, with KISS. See the full Riverbend schedule and purchase tickets here.


About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on July 8, 2014, in music and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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