Pour Some Sugar On Me

“Love is like a bomb bomb bomb bom-bom-bom…”

So, show of hands… who thinks “Pour Some Sugar On Me” might be a euphamism for something else?

Seriously, does Joe Elliott really want someone to take a sugar bowl and dump it on his head? ‘Cause that’s just weird… even if it is “in the name of love.”

Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” began as an afterthought, just a bit of album filler, but then it proceeded to just explode and become one of the band’s biggest singles ever. Not only was it the last song recorded for Hysteria (the band’s make-or-break album, following drummer Rick Allen losing his arm in that accident) it actually boosted the album to the top spot almost a year after it first came out.

Sure enough, Hysteria was languishing in the lower part of the top 10 through most of the end of ’87 and well into ’88, but then “Sugar” arrived on the scene in April. By July 23, the song had peaked at number two, and it would go on to spend a total of 24 weeks on the charts. And Hysteria, on that same July day, became the #1 album in the land.

Sure, it may have been sexual and raised your parents’ ire a bit -though they would do well to remember the same lyrics in a song from their generation (2:02 of this clip)-, but most of all “Pour Some Sugar On Me” reminded us that Def Leppard still had it, and that in the capable hands of uber-producer Mutt Lange, anything was possible… even for a band with a one-armed drummer.

We ♥ Pour Some Sugar On Me.


~ by weheart80s on April 27, 2011.

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