Songs written by Tom Petty

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  1. 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.


  2. American Girl

    American Girl

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    "American Girl" is the second single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut album. The single did not chart in the U.S., but in the UK it peaked at #40 the week ending August 27, 1977. The song was ranked 76th on the list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" by Rolling Stone.


  3. Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll

    Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll

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    "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll" is the second UK single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut album. It was their first UK hit, peaking at #36 the week ending July 2, 1977. It was not released as a single in the United States.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. Cheer Down

    Cheer Down (1989)

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    "Cheer Down" is a country rock song with music written by George Harrison and lyrics written by Harrison and Tom Petty. The title is attributed to Olivia Harrison, who would tell her husband, "Okay, cheer down, big fellow," when he would get too enthusiastic.


  7. Christmas All Over Again

    Christmas All Over Again

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    "Christmas All Over Again" is a Christmas song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was written by Tom Petty and was featured on the Playback box set. At the end of the song Petty says that, for Christmas, he wants "a new Rickenbacker guitar, two Fender Bassmans, Chuck Berry songbooks, and a xylophone."


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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 and bass guitar). The duo wrote and recorded the single in two days, making it the first song completed for Full Moon Fever.


  12. Handle with Care

    Handle with Care (2005)

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    "Handle with Care" is the first track from the Traveling Wilburys 1988 album, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, and the group's biggest hit. Writing credits are shared by all five band members, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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 Jeff Lynne, his writing partner for the album. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. Learning to Fly

    Learning to Fly (2002)

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    "Learning To Fly" is a popular track by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was written in 1991 by Tom Petty and his writing partner Jeff Lynne for the album Into the Great Wide Open. Though the entire song is based on only four simple chords, (F, C, A minor, and G), it has a unique structure and sound, making it a top hit for Petty.


  19. 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.


  20. Never Be You

    Never Be You (1985)

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    "Never Be You" is a 1985 single written by Tom Petty and Benmont Tench and recorded by Rosanne Cash. "Never Be You" was Rosanne Cash's fifth number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 16 weeks on the chart . "Never Be You" was first released in 1983 by Maria McKee and appeared on the "Streets of Fire" film soundtrack album; Cash recorded a version for the film, but her version was not used (Cash's original version was released for the first time on her 2005 compilation "The Very Best of Rosanne Cash").


  21. 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.


  22. 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.


  23. 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.


  24. Scare Easy

    Scare Easy

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    "Scare Easy" is a song written and sung by Tom Petty. It featured on the debut album by rock band Mudcrutch featuring Petty and Mike Campbell. The song was used in a 2008 commercial for My Name is Earl.


  25. 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.


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