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SotD: Def Leppard - Bringin' on the Heartbreak

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2008-07-01 00:21

The Song of Today is Def Leppard's Bringin' on the Heartbreak off their sophomore release High 'n' Dry. The song was the first hit rock ballad for the band and probably was fit the blueprint for rock ballads of the time - high octave vocals, melodious chorus, harmonies and piercing guitars, a format of which I'm an inveterate admirer / sucker.

Have you ever needed someone so bad (off Adrenalize) also follows the same formula, but IMO, is significantly weaker both in terms of vocals and general instrumentation, especially the drums - out of their hands (sic) if you allow for the fact that the drummer is one-handed.