Hammer to Fall

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"Hammer to Fall"
Single by Queen
from the album The Works
A-side"Hammer to Fall" (Extended Version) (12" single only)[1]
B-side"Tear It Up"
Released10 September 1984 (UK)
12 October 1984 (US)
RecordedJanuary 1984
  • 4:28 (album version)
  • 3:40 (single version)
  • 5:25 (12" Headbanger's version)
Songwriter(s)Brian May
Queen singles chronology
"It's a Hard Life"
"Hammer to Fall"
"Thank God It's Christmas"
Music video
"Hammer to Fall" at YouTube

"Hammer to Fall" is a 1984 song by the band Queen. It was taken from their 11th studio album The Works and is the fourth and final single. It went to number 3 in South Africa, number 13 in the United Kingdom and number 24 in Poland. It was performed at Live Aid in 1985.

Track listings[change | change source]

7" Single

  • A Side. "Hammer to Fall" (Single Version) - 3:40
  • B Side. "Tear It Up" - 3:24[4]

12" Single

  • A Side. "Hammer to Fall" (Extended Version) - 5:25
  • B Side. "Tear It Up" - 3:24

References[change | change source]

  1. "Queen UK Singles Discography 1984-1991". www.ultimatequeen.co.uk.
  2. Purvis, Georg (2007). Queen: Complete Works. Reynolds & Hearn. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-905-28733-8. Brian's love of hard rock is evident in 'Hammer To Fall'
  3. "The Ten Heaviest Queen Songs Ever - Metal Hammer". TeamRock. 22 June 2017.
  4. "Queen "The Works" album and song lyrics". www.ultimatequeen.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-12-10.