Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott
told Rolling Stone
about this cut. "It's a call to arms, you know?" he said. "Rick Savage [bass] wrote 80 percent of the song. I wrote the verses, he wrote all the music and the choruses. He came in with it, and we knew it was a classic Def Leppard song."
"It's that three-minute pop-rock stuff with big chunky guitars and a big chorus," Elliott continued. "And it has that swaggering, mid-tempo rhythm, like 'Sugar
', and 'Rock of Ages
'. The idea was, we wanted something familiar. I mean, when AC/DC comes back after years away, you're not going to get 'Bohemian Rhapsody
' from 'em, you know? And you don't want it, either — you want 'Back In Black
', or something like it. For us, this is what we do. And it's something we enjoy doing."