My 59th Favorite Song of All-Time

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…and my 59th favorite song of all-time is:

“Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel

It’s a shame that this song is more well-known for it’s groundbreaking video (which I admit is pretty neato) than it is for the pure fantasitcness of the song itself.  Gabriel crafted a catchy, pop-ready tune that features some of the more bold, challenging lyrics you’ll hear on the radio, in any era.  He opens with the line “You could have a steam train if you’d just lay down your tracks”, which is, frankly, one of the most foreceful and gutsy sexual innuendos I’ve ever heard.  And the simple line “I want to be your sledgehammer” is ridiculously ballsy.  Folks, he is really, REALLY talking about some sex here! 


2 Responses to “My 59th Favorite Song of All-Time”

  1. craigdelli Says:

    good one! I recall the video also. Very cool!

  2. Kyle Sundgren Says:

    If you’re really clever like Gabriel you can slip anything by the censors! I’ve loved this song since early in my childhood. I remember my parents playing this on CD when CD’s were new.

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