Pour Some Sugar On Me

Album: Hysteria (1987)
Charted: 18 2
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  • Love is like a (bomb)
    Love is like a (bomb)
    (I'm hot)

    Love is like a bomb baby c'mon get it on
    Livin' like a lover with a radar phone
    Lookin' like a tramp, like a video vamp
    Demolition woman, can I be your man? (Your man)

    Razzle 'n' a dazzle 'n' a flash a little light
    Television lover, baby, go all night
    Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet
    Little miss ah innocent sugar me, yeah, yeah

    So c'mon, take a bottle, shake it up
    Break the bubble, break it up

    Pour some sugar on me
    Ooh in the name of love
    Pour some sugar on me
    C'mon fire me up
    Pour your sugar on me
    Ooh I can't get enough
    I'm hot, sticky sweet
    From my head to my feet, yeah

    Listen, red light, yellow light, green-a-light go
    Crazy little woman in a one man show
    Mirror queen, mannequin, rhythm of love
    Sweet dream, saccharine, loosen up (loosen up) loosen up

    You gotta squeeze a little, tease a little please a little more
    Easy operator come a knockin' on my door
    Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet
    Little miss innocent sugar me, yeah, yeah
    Give a little more, take a bottle, shake it up
    Break the bubble, break it up

    Pour some sugar on me
    Ooh in the name of love
    Pour some sugar on me
    C'mon and fire me up
    Pour your sugar on me
    Oh, I can't get enough
    I'm hot, sticky sweet
    From my head to my feet yeah

    You got the peaches, I got the cream
    Sweet to taste, saccharine
    Cause I'm hot, (say what), sticky sweet
    From my head, (my head) to my feet
    Do you take sugar? One lump or two?

    Take a bottle (take a bottle)
    Shake it up (shake it up)
    Break the bubble (break it up)
    Break it up (break it up)
    Pour some sugar on me
    Ooh in the name of love
    Pour some sugar on me
    C'mon fire me up
    Pour your sugar on me
    Ooh I can't get enough
    Pour some sugar on me
    Ooh in the name of love
    Pour some sugar on me
    Get it, come get it
    Pour your sugar on me, oh
    Pour some sugar on me yeah, sugar me Writer/s: Joseph Elliott, Philip Kenneth Collen, Richard John Cyril Allen, Richard Savage, Robert John Lange, Stephen Maynard Clark
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 54

  • Bridget from CoI knew this song would be about sex.. but hasn't every 80s group written about it?
  • Db from RiMy husband thought this song was about Cocaine. I just like the song. It was used on an episode of Goldbergs. Always gets you rocking!
  • Cornwalis from Portlandthis is likely the most overrated rock song of all times, people love this song, sing it at karaoke, wow, always a disappointment. just a garbage song from a has been band, nothing recorded after 1983 is even worth a listen, and yet, the public face of rock has placed them in the RRHOF, what a laugh. I saw DL in 1983 and they were decent for the times.
  • Major Tom from Hot Springs, ArBest song Def ever did...If this isn't a sterling example of classic rock...Then their isn't 1...
  • John from Manhattan, NyHysteria, the follow up album to the mega successful pyromania, was languishing in sales. I forgot which songs the record company released as singles, but they weren't hitting. As the story goes, exotic dancers in a Florida strip club started playing this song for their dance routines. The song was picked up by a local DJ and its popularity spread throughout the country. I'm pretty surprised that I didn't see anything about this on here already.
  • Kat from Adelaide, AustraliaPour = ejaculate
  • Chordless from Atlanta, GaThe original lyrics were "Hit me like a bomb..." but recently they sing it as "Love is like a bomb...." I wonder why they changed it? Some political-correctness thing?
  • Scott from Russell, NyMichelle it was my dad for me.
  • Jamie from Cabot, ArI love reading these comments from you younger people. I'm a child of the 80s and think that decade has the best music. Hysteria came out when I was in high school and it was THE album for me and my friends those days. I have an 11 year old son that I've introduced to that era and he loves this album and this song in particular. A couple of years ago I asked him if he could see anyone in concert, who would it be? I was expecting him to say Nickleback or some hip-hop act. But after thinking for a second, he said Def Leppard and Poison. I was so proud! LOL
  • Michelle from Levittown, PaThis is my second favorite song of theirs! My mom has taken me to 2-3 concerts.(can't remember. They are the best band..I know almost all their songs. Thanks to my mom...^^ She has gotten me into all the 80's music now..:3
  • Jeff from Baltimore, NvFor me, this song symbolizes the nature of summer, how guys are just crazy for girls and seem to do whatever it takes to see them or hang out with them. I'd pour some sugar on them ;P
  • Jesse from St. Peters, MoJim, you're correct; mutt did country, but he still does rock. Nickelbacks new album, Dark Horse, was produced by him.
  • Sara from Union City, Tnalways always got to dance to this one LOVE IT!
  • Heather from White Bear Lake, Mnlove the song, love the band, and love everything that they had done. the drummer is a god of hard rock!
  • Linc from Beaumont, TxRick plays the drums better than most people with two arms! He uses a series of foot peddles and performs barefoot! Def Leppard puts on a wonderful live show, I have seen them several times.
  • Kassi from Rosenberg, TxLOL Michaela
  • Steven from Shepparton, AustraliaOne of the most instantly recognisable bands of all time. When lets get rocked came out I heard one bar of it and knew it was Def Leppard.
  • Anthony from Nowhere, IaI agree with Kelsi! i love it i love it i love it... haha and yes the drummer will forever go down in history as a God of Rock! :o just a side note; like 20 years ago my mother sold leather jackets to Def Leppard!!! haha how BA is that?! hehe
  • Sarah from New Castle, Pamy ex got me hooked on def leppard their drummer is amazing and this song is rockin im more into harder music but wen i hear this song im like yea. great party song if u like to get drunk and do it
  • Cati from Atlanta, GaKristin: 1. Its called "Cherry Pie", not "Sweet Cherry Pie". Also, it's by Warrant, not Whitesnake.
  • Jose from Brisbane, -I'm gonna see these boys in Nov 2008!!! Can't wait as I've never seen them live before. Cheap Trick also supporting them... Hysteria!
  • Ken from Perth, AustraliaLeppard are just a great band out of the UK. Similar tounge in cheek titles and lirics that KISS would be proud of. One of my favourite rock bands since they first hit the stage years ago. MAGIC!!
  • Zakk from Ponoka, Abthese guys are my heros!!
  • Michaela from Brooklyn, NyI remember the first time I heard this song.I was born this year the song came out.It was a Saturday night.I was in my bedroom listening to a station that plays 80's music on saturdays.This was the first time I heard this song.I couldn't understand what he was saying.But for some reason this song was turning me on.I wondered why.So time past by and I kept listening to it.Then I knew the words.I was wondering if the song was about sex but I thought it was about a man who wanted to make out-not make love!Then,one time I read here that this song was about sex,then I thought to myself this is probably one of the reasons why I thought this song was sexy!
  • Stewie from Nashville, Tnthis song was used in the movie "Balls Of Fury"
  • Alyssa from Forney, TxI love this song its really awesome
  • Michael from San Diego, CaOne of the better songs on a very good "Hysteria" album, and still a concert favorite as well!
  • Mel from Mattoon, IlRodd is right. This song will live forever. Even my 7 year old loves it.
  • Mary from Canyon, Tx"Cherry Pie" is by Warrant, not Whitesnake.

    My spousal unit and I saw Def Leppard and Journey in concert last summer in Los Vegas. A large number of people our age brought their kids to the concert. (We were in high school when these songs first came out in the early 80s.)
  • Rodd from Naples, FlI have loved this song since the first time I heard it back in high school in the late 80's. Back in 2003, I started to kick the idea around about going back to college for another degree and made the leap in 2004. I'll never forget the time I was at a club with my classmates and heard Pour Some Sugar on Me come over the speakers. The place went nuts!...and this was 2005...some 17-18 years later after the song had become popular. It was great seeing the young crowd enjoying a song that I loved from way back when.
  • Mike from Los Angeles, Cagreat party song!!! good song while your playing a drinking game
  • Kelsi from I-town(ionia, Milove it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it
  • Kristin from Yaphank, NyVERY VERY CATCHY. I love the older rock songs like this, with a hard beat and metaphorically sexual lyrics. Another one like this is "Sweet Cherry Pie" by Whitesnake.
  • Frank from Pearl City, HiThis song is great but the guitar could be better
  • Nick from Paramus, NjRick Allen uses an electric foot pedal to get a snare effect. If you really want to see (hear) how good he sounds with one arm, listen to the song "Armageddon It" to the drum fill at the end and tell me that isn't astounding.
  • Anonnymous from Nashville, TxThis song is so catchy. It is hard not to get excited when you hear it.
  • Lacie from Whitefish, MtAWESOME SONG!!!

    I MUST agree that the drummer is amazing! i mean drumming normally is hard, but think about it with only one arm! HE IS A HERO! Anyway, Def Leppard is Great, and this song is GREAT
  • Fer from Pacifica, Ca"You got the peaches, I got the cream..."
    How much more suggestive can you get ?
  • John from Taylors Falls, MsThe most talented member is the drummer causehes got one frickin' arm! Who else do you know can play the drums with one hand.
  • Ashley from North Lima, OhI love this song, it's my favorite rock song! I wasn't ever into rock, but a friend of mine got me into, and this her favorite song too. I could listen to it over and over.
  • Lisa from No City, WalesThis is one of my favourite songs of Def Leppard, everytime i listen to Hysteria album this son is always the first one i listen to. And as for that joke someone had written, there are 9 arms not 7 okay.
  • Nicola from Sydney, Australiahaha its completely about sex! RUDE
  • Mark from Dudley, Canada'Mutt' Lange has often received criticism for 'overproducing' bands. It has often been thought, by some die hard fans of the bands he produces, that he tends to break a band away from their roots and influence them to create chart fodder.
  • Stephen from Altamont, IlI heard this song *first* (that I can remember, I'm 14) when I was goin' through the re-broadcasts of Live 8, 2005.

    It sounded extremely familiar; the guitar part mainly (at the beginning...).

  • Dee from Indianapolis, InHysteria has to be one of the all time great albums ever put out!!! Not a bad song on it, if you ask me. This song seems to be the one everyone gets into though. It is a rockin' tune and I always crank it when it's on. I think this whole album could've gotten radio play, but what do I know?
  • Mia from Wellston, MiWhenever a def leppard song comes on the radio i will immidialty know its def leppard becuase of the awesome drums. its so fun to sing and clap along with the drums. lol. but def leppard is an amazing hard rock band and their rockin loves songs rock!
  • Mia from Wellston, MiLOL i saw that commerial for THE REAL GILLAIGAS ISLAND with the girls lol
  • Elliot from St. Louis, MoI listen to a lot of Papa Roach and Korn, bands which use a lot of swearing in their music. I thought that that was pretty bad, but when my sister gave me some of her "80's Music" CDs, and Hysteria was one of them. Papa Roach and Korn can get dirty, but all of their music is staightforward in it's dirtyness. This is like a pervert's heaven, their are so many hidden meanings and sexual slang in this song, I love it. Also, I agree that their drummer is incredible.
  • Brandon from Morristown, TnThis song was used in a Gilliams Island reality camerical and its well suggeustive.
  • Ali from Lahore, Pakistangreat song indeed for a live audience! it just sparks fire in the crowd
  • Andy from Tualatin, OrThe most talented member of Def Leppard is their drummer, if you dont believe me listen to this song one more time!
  • Snatchworth from Seattle, WaSpeaking of the similarities between Shania Twain and other acts produced by her husband Mutt Lange, anyone else notice that in her hit "Honey I'm Home", the style and rhythm of the verses bear a striking resemblence to "Pour Some Sugar On Me"?
  • Rick from Baltimore, MdSaw these guys on the Pyromania tour.
    Good show!
  • Jim from Aurora, CoMutt Lange was a monster producer for hard rock acts, including AD/DC, Loverboy and Foreigner. He gave up rock for country when he married Shania Twain. If you listen to her music with this in mind, you'll hear similarities between her stuff and the acts that Mutt used to produce.
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