Not to be confused with Foolin' (Dionne Bromfield song).
"Fooling" redirects here. For the meaning of the term, see fooling.
Single by Def Leppard
from the album Pyromania
Released September 1983
Format 7"
Recorded 1982
Park Gates Studios
Battle, Sussex, England
Battery Studios
London, England
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:32
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Joe Elliott, Steve Clark, Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Def Leppard singles chronology
"Rock of Ages"
"Too Late for Love"

"Foolin" is a 1983 single by British Hard rock band Def Leppard from their multi-platinum album Pyromania. When released as a single later that year, it reached #9 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #28 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]


The popular Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, which is known for naming each episode after an 80s hit song, named an episode after this song. The song is playable in the music video game Rock Band 3.

Music video

The music video was directed by David Mallet.[2] Shot in June 1983, at Ritz theatre, Elizabeth, NJ, USA. Aired on August 1983, it featured Billy Idol's then-girlfriend Perri Lister playing the harp with her eyes closed. On the video compilation Historia, the text commentary before this video states, "Indeed, a face without eyes," a pun on Idol's song "Eyes Without a Face".

Track listing

7": Mercury / PolyGram / 814-178-7 (US)

  1. "Foolin'"
  2. "Comin' Under Fire"


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ((( Def Leppard ))) :: Def Video 2 Pyromania 1983/High 'n' Dry 1984:

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