"Foolin" is a 1983 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Pyromania. When released as a single later that year, it reached #9 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Def Leppard Foolin Front.jpg
Single by Def Leppard
from the album Pyromania
ReleasedSeptember 1983
Park Gates Studios
Battle, Sussex, England
Battery Studios
London, England
GenreHard rock
Songwriter(s)Joe Elliott, Steve Clark, Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s)Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Def Leppard singles chronology
"Rock of Ages"
"Too Late for Love"

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by David Mallet.[2] Shot in June 1983, at Ritz theatre, Elizabeth, NJ, USA. Aired on August 1983, it featured Billy Idol's then-girlfriend Perri Lister playing the harp with her eyes closed. On the video compilation Historia, the text commentary before this video states, "Indeed, a face without eyes," a pun on Idol's song "Eyes Without a Face".

Track listingEdit

7": Mercury / PolyGram / 814-178-7 (US)Edit

  1. "Foolin'"
  2. "Comin' Under Fire"


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ ((( Def Leppard UK.com ))) :: Def Video 2 Pyromania 1983/High 'n' Dry 1984:

I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution-Joe Elliot describes the filming of the music video Foolin (which also resulted in his arms getting burned up).

It was a moment that hit #44 on VH1's Most Metal Moments.

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