Queen performing Hammer To Fall live at Wembley 1986.
"Hammer to Fall" is a 1984 hard rock song written by Brian May and performed by the British rock group Queen with Freddie Mercury on lead vocal. It appeared in their 1984 album The Works.
It was the fourth and final single to be released from that album, although the single version was edited down by thirty seconds in contrast to the version on the album. Different sleeves were used to package this single and the live picture sleeve is now a collector's item. The song was also the subject of a popular music video directed by David Mallet, in which was a regular live performance of the song by the band in Brussels during the Works Tour (Roger Taylor can be seen wearing a "Choose Life" t-shirt in the video). The song harks back to the Queen of old, with a song being built around a hard angular and muscular riff.