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Photograph - Def Leppard

Photograph

Pyromania
80s hard rock rock classic rock hair metal


"Photograph" is a 1983 single by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Pyromania. It was written as a tribute to the late actress Marilyn Monroe, as singer Joe Elliott often stated before playing the song live onstage. When released as a single it reached #1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart and #12 on the Pop Singles chart. In 2006 the song was used in promotional ads for the DVD release of Blades of Glory. In 2009 it was named the 13th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. The 1993 live recording of the song in Sheffield, England appeared in the music video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as part of a Def Leppard downloadable track pack, as did the 1993 live recording of "Rock of Ages". The song was also included in the tracklisting of the rhythm music video game Battle Of The Bands. In 2008 they performed the song with country star Taylor Swift on CMT Crossroads. Joe Elliott comented on the Vault album that this song was a big hit in the US and that he felt disappointed that it didn't become a hit in the UK. Nationally syndicated sports talk show host Jim Rome commonnly refers to "Photograph" as one of the all time great rock songs ever. There are two versions of the music video. The uncensored version shows a knife scene at the beginning, and on the censored version of the video, it is almost the same except the knife scene is replaced with a stationary black cat. There are several appearances by the late Marilyn Monroe in the video, as the song is actually about her and lead singer Joe Elliot's declaration that he doesn't "want her photograph" but that that's all he's got and he must admire her from afar. The music video was directed by David Mallet and was shot on Thursday, December 2, 1982 (Bassist Rick Savage's 22nd birthday), in Battersea, London, England. It featured the video debut of guitarist Phil Collen. The All-American Rejects performed a cover version to this song live on VH1 Rock Honors.


Def Leppard is 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 Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals). This is the band's longest lasting line-up. The band's strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Show more ...

Photograph - Def Leppard

I'm outta luck, outta love
Got a photograph, picture of
Uh, passion killer, you're too much
You're the only one I wanna touch
I see your face every time I dream
On every page, every magazine
So wild and free, so far from me
You're all I want, my fantasy

Oh! Look what you've done to this rock 'n' roll clown
Oh oh! Look what you've done

Photograph - I don't want your
Photograph - I don't need your
Photograph - all I've got is a photograph
But it's not enough

I'd be your lover, if you were there
Put your hurt on me, if you dare
Such a woman, you got style
You make every man feel like a child, oh
You got some kinda hold on me
You're all wrapped up in mystery
So wild, so free, and so far from me
You're all I want, my fantasy

Oh! Look what you've done to this rock 'n' roll clown
Oh oh! Look what you've done

Photograph - I don't want your
Photograph - I don't need your
Photograph - all I've got is a photograph
You've gone straight to my head

Oh! Look what you've done to this rock 'n' roll clown
Oh oh! Look what you've done
I gotta have you

Photograph - I don't want your
Photograph - I don't need your
Photograph - all I've got is a photograph
I wanna touch you

Photograph
Photograph - your photograph
Photograph
Photograph - I need only your
Photograph - I'm outta love
Photograph - I'm outta love
Photograph - you're the only one
Photograph - I wanna touch



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