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Artist Countdown: Def Leppard Top 50 Hits 7pm ET @def_leppard @RadioMax

DefLeppardDef Leppard are 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 Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). This is the band’s longest-standing 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, and the album’s stand out track “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” became one of the first metal videos played on MTV in 1982. The band’s next studio album Pyromania in 1983, with the lead single “Photograph”, turned Def Leppard into a household name. In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Def Leppard’s fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the U.S. and UK album charts. As of 2009 it has 12x platinum sales in the United States, and has gone on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. The album spawned seven singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one “Love Bites”, alongside “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, “Animal”,”Rocket”, and “Women”

Their next studio album Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark) reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and UK Album Chart in 1992, and contained several hits including, “Let’s Get Rocked” and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”. Their 1993 album Retro Active contained the acoustic hit song “Two Steps Behind”, while their greatest hits album Vault released in 1995 featured the new track “When Love & Hate Collide“.

As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The band were ranked No. 31 in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and ranked No. 70 in “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Let’s Get Rocked
2 Love Bites
3 Rocket
4 Animal
5 Pour Some Sugar on Me
6 Make Love Like a Man
7 Two Steps Behind
8 When Love & Hate Collide
9 Have You Ever Needed Someone
10 Armageddon It
11 Hysteria
12 Now
13 Rock of Ages
14 Work It Out
15 Photograph
16 Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)
17 Promises
18 Tonight
19 Foolin’
20 Action
21 Heaven Is
22 Miss You in a Heartbeat
23 Slang
24 Women
25 Too Late for Love
26 Paper Sun
27 Desert Song
28 Elected
29 Day After Day
30 Comin’ Under Fire
31 Four Letter Word
32 Billy’s Got a Gun
33 Let It Go
34 All I Want Is Everything
35 Long, Long Way to Go
36 Action! Not Words
37 Breathe a Sigh
38 Hello America
39 Goodbye
40 Wasted
41 Rock Brigade
42 Bringin’ On the Heartbreak
43 21st Century Sha La La La Girl
44 Back in Your Face
45 No Matter What
46 Rock On
47 20th Century Boy
48 Nine Lives (ft. Tim McGraw)
49 Undefeated
50 It’s All About Believin’

Artist Countdown: Tears For Fears 6pm ET @radiomax @tearsforfears

TearsFor FearsTears for Fears are an English New Wave band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success.

Their platinum-selling debut album, The Hurting, reached number one on the UK Album Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, achieving multi-platinum status in both the UK and the United States. Their second album contained two Billboard Hot 100 number ones: “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World“‘, the latter winning the Brit Award for Best British Single in 1986.

Following the release of their third platinum-selling album, The Seeds of Love (1989), Smith and Orzabal parted company in 1991, though Orzabal retained the Tears for Fears name throughout the remainder of the 1990s. The duo re-formed in 2000, and released an album of new material, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, in 2004. To date, Tears for Fears have sold over 25 million albums worldwide, including more than 8 million in the U.S. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Shout
2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World
3 Sowing the Seeds of Love
4 Woman in Chains (with Oleta Adams)
5 Head over Heels
6 Change
7 Break It Down Again
8 Advice for the Young at Heart
9 Laid So Low 
10 Mad World
11 Pale Shelter 
12 I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording)
13 Mothers Talk
14 God’s Mistake
15 Closest Thing to Heaven
16 Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
17 The Way You Are
18 Raoul and the Kings of Spain
19 Goodnight Song
20 Suffer the Children
21 Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams 
22 Cold
23 Famous Last Words
24 Elemental
25 Secrets
26 Call Me Mellow 
27 Secret World 
28 Working Hour
29 Dog’s A Best Friends Dog
30 Swords and Knives