“Sledgehammer” is a song by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. Sledgehammer was the first single and lead single from the multi-platinum selling album and his fifth studio album, So (1986), on 25th April 1986.
The official Sledgehammer video in HD. Directed by Stephen R. Johnson, video produced by Adam Whittaker. Claymation, pixilation, and stop motion animation provided by Aardman Animations and the Brothers Quay.
It was produced by Gabriel and Daniel Lanois. It hit No. 1 in Canada on 21st July 1986, where it spent four weeks; No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States on 26 July 1986.