My Top Ten Tom Petty Songs

I’ve listened to a whole lot of Tom Petty over the past few days since we’ve learned of the legendary singer’s untimely death. Yet more than most artists, his songs (the majority with his group The Heartbeakers) have been part of our fabric forever.

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for over a week now. Truth be told, deciding on a Top Ten Petty Songs is almost impossible. My best advice – get on your streaming service or get out your record player and enjoy this musical genius.

These are my personal top ten favorite songs by him-

10. “It’s Good to Be King” from Wildflowers (1994)

9. “Breakdown” from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (1976)

8. “Walls (Circus)” from Songs and Music from She’s the One (1996)

7. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” from Greatest Hits (1993)

6. “Southern Accents” from Southern Accents (1985)

5. “I Won’t Back Down” from Full Moon Fever (1989)

4. “Runnin’ Down a Dream” from Full Moon Fever (1989)

3. “American Girl” from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (1976)

2. “Free Fallin” from Full Moon Fever (1989)

1. “Don’t Do Me Like That” from Damn the Torpedoes (1979)


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