"Action" is a 1975 song by the rock band Sweet, appearing at the albums Strung Up and Give Us a Wink. It reached the Top 10 in 1975 in numerous European countries and Canada but stalled at #15 in the UK and #20 in the US.
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The song was also covered by Raven (on their 1981 album Rock Until You Drop), by Black 'n Blue (on their 1984 album Black 'n Blue), by power metal band Vengeance Incorporated on their 1988 album Bad Crazy and by Steve Stevens (on his 1989 album Atomic Playboys). Scorpions released it in German translation as "Wenn es richtig losgeht" on the B-side of the singleFuchs geh' voran (a translation of Fox on the Run, also by Sweet). Bodybuilder/hard rock singer Jon Mikl Thor once performed the song on The Mike Douglas Show .
|Single by Def Leppard|
|from the album Retro Active|
|B-side||She's Too Tough (Joe's Demo), Miss You in a Heartbeat (Phil's Demo).|
|Format||CD, 7" Single, Cassette|
|Genre||Heavy metal, glam metal, speed metal|
|Writer(s)||Andy Scott, Brian Connolly|
|Def Leppard singles chronology|
"Action" was covered by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Retro Active. The music video was directed by Phil Tuckett from NFL entertainment. The approximate shooting date was between June and December 1993. The locations are live in Sheffield, Ottawa, and Joe's home in Ireland.
- "She's Too Tough (Joe's Demo)"
- "Miss You in a Heartbeat (Phil's Demo)"