Tom Petty Greatest Hits
Tom Petty's greatest hits includes songs that have sold millions worldwide. Best known for headlining the group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Petty has been a force in the music industry for over 30 years. Much to the delight of his fans, Petty continues to perform with his band even at the ripe old age of 60.
- “American Girl” This hit song came out in 1977 and was one of the best tunes from the debut album that was named after the band, “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.” The song has a fast pace and is great to sing along with. Fans of the movie “Silence of the Lambs” may remember a soon-to-be victim singing this song in her car.
- “Don’t Come Around Here No More” This hit was released in 1985 by Petty and the Heartbreakers. The song is part of the album “Southern Accents.” The song is slow paced and Petty’s distinctive voice is part of the reason why it was such a big hit.
- “I Won’t Back Down” This song came out in 1989 and was on Tom Petty’s first solo album, “Full Moon Fever.” The music video had two former Beatles performing alongside Petty: Ringo Starr and George Harrison. The song is great to listen to when you have had a rough day.
- “Free Fallin’” This hit was also on the “Full Moon Fever” album. The song also came out in 1989 and can be heard in the 1996 movie “Jerry Maguire.” As with all Petty songs, his voice and the lyrics make the listener want to sing along.
- “Runnin’ Down a Dream” Yet another hit from “Full Moon Fever.” this song is faster paced than the other two greatest hits listed from the album. The song was also released in 1989 and Petty used it as the title for a 2007 documentary on his music career. ELO lead singer Jeff Lynne has a writing credit on this song as well as several other Petty classics.