"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.
|Single by Def Leppard|
|from the album Pyromania|
Park Gates Studios
Battle, Sussex, England
|Songwriter(s)||Joe Elliott, Steve Clark, Robert John "Mutt" Lange|
|Producer(s)||Robert John "Mutt" Lange|
|Def Leppard singles chronology|
The music video was directed by David Mallet. 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".
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- "Comin' Under Fire"
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
- ((( 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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