Just one week ago, the British rock group Genesis was celebrating the success of "Invisible Touch," the band's first No. 1 single in America after many years of trying.
But in a rare bit of chart coincidence, Genesis already has been replaced at the top--and by none other than Peter Gabriel, an original member of Genesis who left the group many years ago to pursue a solo career.
Until now, Gabriel was largely a cult artist whose best previous showing on U.S. charts had been "Shock the Monkey," which peaked at a mediocre No. 29 in 1982. But all that changed with the powerful "Sledgehammer," which broke out in the dance clubs and continued building momentum with video audiences.