Rolling Stone: Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs

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Rolling Stone: Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs

Postby Dexter » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:29 am

Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs
His hits have defined rock radio since the Seventies, and he never stopped writing great music. Here's the definitive guide to his best songs
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists ... gs-w506653

By Christopher R. Weingarten, Jon Dolan, Corinne Cummings, Nick Murray, Kory Grow, Andy Greene, Will Hermes, Rob Sheffield
"It's a strange to say out loud, but I always felt destined to do this," Tom Petty told Rolling Stone's David Fricke in 2009. "From a very young age I felt this was going to happen to me." From his early days as a hard-jangling realist amidst the fluff-addled Seventies, Tom Petty was always one of rock's most enduring Everyman heroes, as well as one of the preeminent songwriters of his generation. A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show could reach the two-hour mark and not make it through all of his hits and memorable album cuts, or explore every nook of his career. And he was writing classic songs right up to the end. Here's our definitive rundown of his 50 greatest.

50. "It'll All Work Out"
Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), 1987
49. "I Should Have Known It"
Mojo, 2010
48. "The Best of Everything"
Southern Accents, 1985
47. "A Higher Place"
Wildflowers, 1994
46. "Crystal River"
Mudcrutch, 2008
45. "Waiting for Tonight"
Playback, 1995
44. "Peace in L.A."
Non-album single, 1992
43. "Yer So Bad"
Full Moon Fever, 1989
42. "Square One"
Highway Companion, 2006
41. "Rebels"
Southern Accents, 1985
40. "Last Night"
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, 1988
39. "Casa Dega"
B side, 1979
38. "Love Is a Long Road"
Full Moon Fever, 1989
37. "Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)"
Damn the Torpedoes, 1979
36. "Tweeter and the Monkey Man"
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, 1988
35. "Dreamville"
The Last DJ, 2002
34. "Two Gunslingers"
Into the Great Wide Open, 1991
33. "Hometown Blues"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976
32. "Lonesome Sundown"
Echo, 1999
31. "American Dream Plan B"
Hypnotic Eye, 2014
30. "The Wild One, Forever"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976
29. "Echo"
Echo, 1999
28. "Straight Into Darkness"
Long After Dark, 1982
27. "Insider"
Hard Promises, 1981
26. "Scare Easy"
Mudcrutch, 2008
25. "Jammin' Me"
Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), 1987
24. "You Wreck Me"
Wildflowers, 1994
23. "You Got Lucky"
Long After Dark, 1982
22. "Learning to Fly"
Into the Great Wide Open, 1991
21. "Change of Heart"
Long After Dark, 1982
20. "You Don’t Know How It Feels"
Wildflowers, 1994
19. "Even the Losers"
Damn the Torpedoes, 1979
18. "Southern Accents"
Southern Accents, 1985
17. "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
Greatest Hits, 1993
16. "Here Comes My Girl"
Damn the Torpedoes, 1979
15. "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
Bella Donna (Stevie Nicks), 1981
14. "Walls (Circus)"
Songs and Music from 'She's the One,' 1996
13. "Don't Do Me Like That"
Damn the Torpedoes, 1979
12. "Into the Great Wide Open"
Into the Great Wide Open, 1991
11. "I Need to Know"
You're Gonna Get It!, 1978
10. "I Won’t Back Down"
Full Moon Fever, 1989
9. "Room at the Top"
Echo, 1999
8. "Breakdown"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976
7. "The Waiting"
Hard Promises, 1981
6. "Runnin' Down a Dream"
Full Moon Fever, 1989
5. "Listen to Her Heart"
You're Gonna Get It!, 1978
4. "Free Fallin'"
Full Moon Fever, 1989
3. "Don't Come Around Here No More"
Southern Accents, 1985
2. "Refugee"
Damn the Torpedoes, 1979
1. "American Girl"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976

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Re: Rolling Stone: Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs

Postby Live in Phoenix » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:39 pm

My favorite way of processing these – the top song from each album. BREAKDOWN

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) – American Girl
You’re Gonna Get It! (1978) – Listen to Her Heart
Damn the Torpedoes (1979) – Refugee

Hard Promises (1981) – The Waiting
Long After Dark (1982) – Change of Heart
Southern Accents (1985) – Don’t Come Around Here No More
Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) (1987) – Jammin’ Me
Full Moon Fever (solo, 1989) – Free Fallin’

Into the Great Wide Open (1991) – Into the Great Wide Open
Wildflowers (solo, 1994) – You Don’t Know How It Feels
Songs and Music from “She’s the One” (1996) – Walls (Circus)
Echo (1999) – Room at the Top

The Last DJ (2002) – Dreamville
Highway Companion (solo, 2006) – Square One
Mudcrutch (Mudcrutch album, 2008) – Scare Easy

Mojo (2010) – I Should Have Known It
Hypnotic Eye (2014) – American Dream Plan B
2 (Mudcrutch album, 2016)

[Top collaboration] – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks, Bella Donna 1981)

[Top non-studio album track, solo or Heartbreakers] – Mary Jane’s Last Dance (Greatest Hits, 1993)


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