Songs written by Tom Petty

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  1. You Don't Know How It Feels

    You Don't Know How It Feels (1994)

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    "You Don't Know How It Feels" is a song and the lead single from Tom Petty's 1994 album Wildflowers. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.


  2. I Won't Back Down

    I Won't Back Down (1989)

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    "I Won't Back Down" is the first single from Tom Petty's first solo album, Full Moon Fever released in 1989. The song was written by Petty and his writing partner for the album, Jeff Lynne. It reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart for five weeks, starting the album's road to multi-platinum status.


  3. A Face in The Crowd

    A Face in The Crowd (1989)

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    "A Face in the Crowd" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by Tom Petty. It was released in March 1990 as the fourth single from his first solo album Full Moon Fever. It peaked at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.


  4. Free Fallin'

    Free Fallin' (1989)

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    "Free Fallin'" is the opening track from Tom Petty's 1989 solo album, Full Moon Fever. The song was written by Petty and his writing partner for the album, Jeff Lynne (and also features Lynne on backing vocals). The duo wrote and recorded the single in two days, making it the first song completed for Full Moon Fever.


  5. Runnin' Down a Dream

    Runnin' Down a Dream (1989)

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    "Runnin' Down a Dream" is a song co-written and recorded by Tom Petty. It was released in July 1989 as the second single from his first solo album Full Moon Fever. "Runnin' Down a Dream" achieved reasonable chart success, reaching number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. It has since garnered significant airplay on classic rock stations, and lent its name to the 2007 documentary on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


  6. Here Comes My Girl

    Here Comes My Girl (1979)

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    "Here Comes My Girl" is a song written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, and recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, their third single from their breakthrough hit 1979 album, Damn the Torpedoes. It peaked at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in mid-1980.


  7. You Got It

    You Got It (1989)

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    "You Got It" is a song from Roy Orbison's album, Mystery Girl (1989). The song reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the adult contemporary chart, returning Orbison to the Top 40 for the first time in 24 years. It also hit number three on the UK Singles Chart in the spring of 1989. This was a few months after Orbison's death of a heart attack on December 6, 1988, at the age of 52. While "You Got It" was Orbison's last hit single in the United States, the single, "I Drove All Night", made the UK Top 5 later in 1992. In addition, it was his only solo top ten hit on the Hot Country Songs charts, peaking at #7. Although it is credited as an Orbison solo single, Orbison's fellow Traveling Wilburys bandmates, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, co-wrote the song and played instruments on the record.


  8. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (1981)

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    "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" was the first single from Stevie Nicks' debut solo album Bella Donna. The album's only song that was neither written nor co-written by Nicks, it was written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell as a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song, but Jimmy Iovine, who was also working for Stevie Nicks at the time, arranged for her to sing on it. Petty sang with Nicks in the chorus and bridge, while his entire band (save Ron Blair, whose bass track was played by Donald "Duck" Dunn instead) played on the song.


  9. End Of The Line

    End Of The Line

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    "End of the Line" is the last track from Traveling Wilburys' first album, Volume 1, released in 1988. Its riding-on-the-rails rhythm suggests its theme and the on-the-move nature of the group. It features all the Wilburys, except Bob Dylan, as lead singers; George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison sing the chorus in turn, while Tom Petty sings the verses.


  10. Don't Come Around Here No More

    Don't Come Around Here No More

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    "Don't Come Around Here No More" is the title of a song written by Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and David A. Stewart of the Eurythmics. It was released in February 1985 as the lead single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1985 album Southern Accents.


  11. You Got Lucky

    You Got Lucky

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    "You Got Lucky" is the first single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' album Long After Dark. The song peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart, where it stayed for three weeks at the end of 1982.


  12. Listen to Her Heart

    Listen to Her Heart

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    "Listen to Her Heart" is the title of a song recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in August 1978 as the second single from their second album, You're Gonna Get It!. It peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in October 1978.


  13. Don't Do Me Like That

    Don't Do Me Like That

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    "Don't Do Me Like That" is the title of a song written by Tom Petty and recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in November 1979 as the first single from the album Damn the Torpedoes (1979). It reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first Top 10 hit and peaked at #3 in Canada.


  14. Refugee

    Refugee (2005)

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    "Refugee" is a song recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in January 1980 as the second single from their album Damn the Torpedoes. It peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1980. The song is in compound AABA form.


  15. Into The Great Wide Open

    Into The Great Wide Open

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    "Into the Great Wide Open" is the third song on the 1991 album Into the Great Wide Open by the group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


  16. Change of Heart

    Change of Heart

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    "Change of Heart" is the title of a song recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in February 1983 as the second single from their album Long After Dark. It peaked at number 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.


  17. I Need to Know

    I Need to Know

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    "I Need to Know" is the title of a song written and recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in 1978 as the second single from their second album You're Gonna Get It!. It peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1978.


  18. The Waiting

    The Waiting

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    "The Waiting" is the lead single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' album Hard Promises released in 1981. The song peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #1 on the magazine's new Rock Tracks chart, where it remained for six consecutive weeks.


  19. Square One

    Square One (2006)

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    "Square One" is a song by American musician Tom Petty and is the second track on his 2006 album, Highway Companion. The song was originally released in September 2005 as part of the soundtrack for the film Elizabethtown. In December 2005, it was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in the Grammy Awards of 2006.


  20. Tweeter And The Monkey Man

    Tweeter And The Monkey Man

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    "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" is a song by rock music supergroup The Traveling Wilburys that first appeared on the 1988 album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.


  21. She's My Baby

    She's My Baby

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    "She's My Baby" is a song by supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and is the opening track on their 1990 studio album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3. The song was also released as the first single from that album. The lead guitar is played by Gary Moore.


  22. Wilbury Twist

    Wilbury Twist

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    "Wilbury Twist" is a song by supergroup Traveling Wilburys and is the final track on their 1990 studio album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3. The song was also released in March 1991 as the second single from that album.


  23. Jammin' Me

    Jammin' Me

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    "Jammin' Me" is the first single off Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), an 1987 album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It is co-written by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Mike Campbell.


  24. Rebels

    Rebels

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    "Rebels" is a song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It appeared on the 1985 album Southern Accents and was released as a single in the same year. Although it only reached #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, it fared much better on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, where it peaked at #5.


  25. Breakdown

    Breakdown (1980)

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    "Breakdown" is the first single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut album. It became a Top 40 hit in the United States and Canada.


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