Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The 111 Best Tom Petty Songs

When an American icon comes along with a new album...narrowing his career down to eleven songs isn't just a difficult task...it's an insult. Petty belongs with the greats. Time and time again he has stood up to the record companies and won. Not just once...but many times. He is everything that rock n roll was and everything it should be. He has stood for artists' rights...he has stood against over-production. He blasted the radio industry, American Idol, and everything that is wrong with music today. He made a 4-hour music documentary against all common sense...and in turn made one of the greatest music documentaries of all time. And at the end of the day...no matter how much stands up for or stands against...he backs it up making good honest music...that has only gotten better with time.

Rock on, Tom Petty. Rock on.

The 111 Best Tom Petty Songs:

  1. American Girl (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  2. Refugee (Damn The Torpedoes)
  3. Runnin' Down A Dream (Full Moon Fever)
  4. Breakdown (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  5. Shadow of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) (Damn The Torpedoes)
  6. Learing To Fly (Into The Great Wide Open)
  7. Even The Losers (Damn The Torpedoes)
  8. Zombie Zoo (Full Moon Fever)
  9. I Need To Know (You're Gonna Get It)
  10. I Won't Back Down (Full Moon Fever)
  11. Crawling Back To You (Wildflowers)
  12. The Last DJ (The Last DJ)
  13. King's Highway (Into The Great Wide Open)
  14. Waiting For Tonight (Playback)
  15. Free Fallin' (Full Moon Fever)
  16. The Waiting (Hard Promises)
  17. Don't Do Me Like That - Mudcrutch Version (Playback)
  18. Handle With Care (Traveling Wilburys Volume 1)
  19. Yer So Bad (Full Moon Fever)
  20. Mary Jane's Last Dance (Greatest Hits)
  21. Rebels (Southern Accents)
  22. Square One (Highway Companion)
  23. Love Is Long Road (Full Moon Fever)
  24. A Woman In Love (Hard Promises)
  25. Walls (Circus) - (She's The One)
  26. Finding Out (Long After Dark)
  27. Two Gunslingers (Into The Great Wide Open)
  28. Ways To Be Wicked (Playback)
  29. Saving Grace (Highway Companion)
  30. Wildflowers (Wildflowers)
  31. Here Comes My Girl (Damn The Torpedoes)
  32. Dark of the Sun (Into The Great Wide Open)
  33. Grew Up Fast (She's The One)
  34. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (Bella Donna)
  35. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Full Moon Fever)
  36. Listen To Her Heart (You're Gonna Get It)
  37. Angel Dream (No. 4) - (She's The One)
  38. Out In The Cold (Into The Great Wide Open)
  39. You and Me (The Last DJ)
  40. Counting On You (Echo)
  41. A Thing About You (Hard Promises)
  42. You Got Lucky (Long After Dark)
  43. Ankle Deep (Highway Companion)
  44. Since You Said You Loved Me (Playback)
  45. Magnolia (You're Gonna Get It)
  46. Letting You Go (Hard Promises)
  47. Depending On You (Full Moon Fever)
  48. A One Story Town (Long After Dark)
  49. Runaway Trains (Let Me Up)
  50. Restless (You're Gonna Get It)
  51. Into The Great Wide Open (Into The Great Wide Open)
  52. Won't Last Long (Echo)
  53. Flirting With Time (Highway Companion)
  54. The Wrong Thing To Do (Mudcrutch)
  55. End of the Line (Traveling Wilburys - Volume 1)
  56. You Wreck Me (Wildflowers)
  57. All Or Nothin' (Into The Great Wide Open)
  58. A Mind With A Heart of Its Own (Full Moon Fever)
  59. So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star (Pack Up The Plantation)
  60. King's Road (Hard Promises)
  61. Jammin' Me (Let Me Up)
  62. Century City (Damn The Torpedoes)
  63. Hope You Never (She's The One)
  64. Time To Move On (Wildflowers)
  65. Insider (Hard Promises)
  66. Southern Accents (Southern Accents)
  67. Needles and Pins (Pack Up The Plantation)
  68. We Stand A Chance (Long After Dark)
  69. You're Gonna Get It (You're Gonna Get It)
  70. Dogs On The Run (Southern Accents)
  71. Fooled Again (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  72. I Can't Fight It (Playback)
  73. Dreamville (The Last DJ)
  74. Swingin' (Echo)
  75. Down South (Highway Companion)
  76. Lover of the Bayou (Mudcrutch)
  77. Sea of Heartbreak (Unchained)
  78. The Apartment Song (Full Moon Fever)
  79. A Higher Place (Wildflowers)
  80. Deliver Me (Long After Dark)
  81. Let Me Up (Let Me Up)
  82. One More Day, One More Night (Echo)
  83. Makin' Some Noise (Into The Great Wide Open)
  84. Hurt (You're Gonna Get It)
  85. Poor House (Traveling Wilburys - Volume 3)
  86. Turning Point (Playback)
  87. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Good Rockin' Tonight)
  88. Louisiana Rain (Damn The Torpedoes)
  89. How Many More Days (Let Me Up)
  90. To Find A Friend (Wildflowers)
  91. Damaged By Love (Highway Companion)
  92. Scare Easy (Mudcrutch)
  93. I Will Run To You (Wild At Heart)
  94. Money Becomes King (The Last DJ)
  95. Asshole (She's The One)
  96. Don't Come Around Here No More (Southern Accents)
  97. A Self-Made Man (Let Me Up)
  98. About To Give Out (Echo)
  99. Wake Up Time (Wildflowers)
  100. Crystal River (Mudcrutch)
  101. Night Driver (Highway Companion)
  102. Anything's That Rock N Roll (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  103. Kneeling Drunkard's Plea (Unchained)
  104. Big Weekend (Highway Companion)
  105. Keeping Me Alive (Playback)
  106. When A Kid Goes Bad (The Last DJ)
  107. Room At The Top (Echo)
  108. The Best of Everything (Southern Accents)
  109. It's Good To Be King (Wildflowers)
  110. Orphan of the Storm (Mudcrutch)
  111. You Don't Know How It Feels (Wildflowers)

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MUERTE said...

Great list. I'd put "Rebels" a little higher, but that's me.

Wa11 Of Sound said...

yep agree, great list.

anything of significance (mainly singles) left out of the listed 111?

and personally, i'd put "Rebels" and "Two Gunslingers" higher up ...


T.C. said...

Nice job, but where's "Straight Into Darkness"?

T.C. said...

Good job, but where's "Straight Into Darkness"?

Kcm said...

Check out this video Free Falling

Boschboy said...

Great list. I think "Have love, will Travel" and "Billy the Kid" are other greats too

Gee Money said...

No Rhino Skin? Straight into Darkness? WoW!

Gee Money said...

No Rhino Skin? Straight into Darkness? Wow

tj dawson said...

Best song ever and hard to find "girl on lsd" you can only find it on Jukebox is or YouTube

James said...

Asshole. Good song