"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.

The song was also featured in Formula One's video for the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix.


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In 1993, British metal band Def Leppard covered it.

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 [1].

Def Leppard version[edit]Edit

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).
Released 1994
Format CD, 7" Single, Cassette
Recorded 1993
Genre Heavy metalglam metalspeed metal
Length 3:41
Label Bludgeon Riffola
Writer(s) Andy ScottBrian Connolly

Steve PriestMick Tucker

Def Leppard singles chronology
"Two Steps Behind"




"Desert Song" (1994)

"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.[1] The approximate shooting date was between June and December 1993. The locations are live in Sheffield, Ottawa, and Joe's home in Ireland.

Track listing[edit]Edit

CD: Bludgeon Riffola / LEPCD 13 (UK) / 858 093-2 (INT)[edit]Edit
  1. "Action"
  2. "She's Too Tough (Joe's Demo)"
  3. "Miss You in a Heartbeat (Phil's Demo)"
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