Men at Work’s “Down Under” continued to top the Billboard hot 100 on January 22, 1983.
January 20, 1983 was the release date of Def Leppard’s third album, Pyromania. This album, which made the hard-rock band into a household name, is 30 years old.
Personally, I don’t feel that Pyromania is as accessible as its 1987 followup Hysteria, but it’s still quite listenable. Of course, the best track on the album is “Rock of Ages.”
This is the one time in your life that you will see bad hair, tight pants, Union Jack boxers, a giant glowing sword, and chess, all within 4 minutes. Unless you watch it twice.