Peter Gabriel crowdsources new 'Sledgehammer' on Facebook

The "Grab Your Sledgehammer" Facebook contest is tied to the 25th anniversary of Peter Gabriel's album, "So"

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  • "Grab Your Sledgehammer" lets fans recreate scenes from Peter Gabriel's iconic music video
  • Facebook contest is tied to the 25th anniversary of Gabriel's album, "So"

Musician Peter Gabriel wants people to recreate scenes from "Sledgehammer," his popular 1986 stop-motion music video that MTV tells Mashable is one of the most-played clips ever on the TV network.

An interactive tab on the former Genesis rocker's Facebook page allows his fans to pick a scene from the music video, record a re-creation or upload an existing YouTube clip and vote for the best submissions.

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The "Grab Your Sledgehammer" contest is tied to the 25th anniversary of Gabriel's "So" album, which will be re-released Oct. 22 in three different versions (see video below).

One winner will receive a TDKperformance Wireless Boombox and autographed artwork, while 30 runners-up will earn "Sledgehammer" posters.

The "Sledgehammer" video won nine MTV Video Music Awards in 1987.