Creating a list of the Top 10 Tom Petty Songs is no easy feat. So, with apologies to all of the great tracks we missed, here is our list of the Top 10 Tom Petty Songs. As on so many of his best songs, Petty gives the lyrics room to breathe so that the music can carry their meanings. Quietly strummed guitars soon give way to angular power chords, conveying the combination of sadness and bitterness in the words. Full Moon Fever was technically a solo album even though all the Heartbreakers played on it except for drummer Stan Lynch. But apart from the heavily layered Jeff Lynne production, you could barely tell the difference, especially on the first single, which finds Petty in a particularly defiant mood. The result was a No. The original version without Nicks was released on Playback. Originally called "You Rock Me," Petty thought it sounded like too much of a cliche and made a slight adjustment to one vowel sound and kept all the other lyrics.
‘Don’t Do Me Like That’ (1979)
It covers his year span of studio albums with his beloved Heartbreakers, the best of his solo work and of course his time as a member of perhaps the most impromptu supergroup of them all, the Traveling Wilburys. With the group on hiatus, Petty assumed the guise of Charlie T. In , the Wilburys returned with the playfully-titled second album Vol. His voice may have been stilled, but his musical legacy will live long.
"Room at the Top"
Please refresh the page and retry. T om Petty has died, aged To celebrate his life, Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick selects the rock legend's 10 greatest tracks.
Tom Petty , who died on Monday, was one of the quintessential American rock stars of the late 20th century. The remarkable streak of hit singles he wrote and recorded between and — mostly with his band, the Heartbreakers, but at times on his own or in collaboration with other artists — guaranteed that anyone who listened to the radio or turned on a television in those years knows at least a few of his songs by heart. But the accessibility of Mr. Here are 14 tracks that give a sense of the breadth of his catalog. The music is pure bar-band boogie, reflecting his journeyman years in Gainesville, Fla.