WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen perform at YouTube Presents Def Leppard At The House Of Blues at House of Blues Sunset Strip on June 6, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Hysteria was a hit machine that yielded seven singles, which means there are also seven accompanying music videos.

In honor of Hysteria’s 30th anniversary, we’re looking back at the videos that launched Def Leppard into the stratosphere.


Did the circus theme of the video for “Animal,” the first single off of Hysteria foreshadow the whirlwind that was in store for Def Leppard?  Obviously, hindsight is “yes,”

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