It Hit Me Like a Hammer

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"It Hit Me Like a Hammer"
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Single by Huey Lewis and the News
from the album Hard at Play
B-side"Do You Love Me, Or What?"
Released1991
Format
GenrePop rock
Length4:01
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Bill Schnee
  • Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News singles chronology
"Couple Days Off"
(1991)
"It Hit Me Like a Hammer"
(1991)
"He Don't Know"
(1991)

"It Hit Me Like a Hammer" is a song recorded by Huey Lewis and the News and released as the second single from their album, Hard at Play, in 1991. The song was co-written by band leader Huey Lewis and the songwriter/producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange.[1] The song peaked at No. 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming their final top-forty hit in the US, and No. 9 on Canada's RPM Top Singles chart. The single release contains a remix of the song with a saxophone solo that did not appear on the album.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 9
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[3] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 51
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 21
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 77
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[8] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hard at Play (Media notes). Huey Lewis and the News. EMI Records. 1991. 93355.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1630." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1613." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Huey Lewis and the News – It Hit Me Like a Hammer". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "Huey Lewis & the News Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "Huey Lewis & the News Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  7. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1991". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "RPM 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1991". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 29, 2020.