Updated: Aug 27, 2021
“Pyromania” is the third studio album from British rock band Def Leppard. Released on January 20, 1983, the album is a breakaway from the band’s traditional heavy metal style into a more radio-friendly “glam” sound. The album cracked #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has since been certified diamond. The album is remembered for solidifying the use of hooks, infectious melodies, and anthemic choruses in the heavy metal scene and is highly regarded as one of the first albums to shatter the barrier between rock and mainstream radio. Tracks like “Rock of Ages” and “Foolin’” made it onto top 40 charts, as well as the album’s biggest hit “Photograph,” which maintained the number one spot on the rock charts for six weeks. Stream every unforgettable single of this unforgettable 80’s classic including “Comin’ Under Fire,” “Billy’s Got a Gun,” and “Action! Not Words” now on Spotify!