Songs written by Tom Petty

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  1. You Don't Know How It Feels
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    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
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    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.


  3. A Face in The Crowd
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    A Face in The Crowd (1990)

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    "A Face in the Crowd" is 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. Here Comes My Girl
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    Here Comes My Girl (1980)

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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.


  5. Runnin' Down a Dream
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    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. Free Fallin'
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    Free Fallin' (1989)

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    "Free Fallin'" is the opening track from Tom Petty's 1989 solo debut 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.


  7. California Blue
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    California Blue (1989)

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    California Blue is a song written by Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty, and recorded by Roy Orbison on the album Mystery Girl, released in 1989.


  8. You Got It
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    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 No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart, returning Orbison to the Top 10 for the first time in 25 years. It also reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart in early 1989, posthumously released after Orbison's death of a heart attack on December 6, 1988. While "You Got It" was Orbison's last hit single in the U.S., the single, "I Drove All Night", made No. 7 on the UK charts in 1992. In addition, it was his only solo Top 10 hit on the Hot Country Songs charts, peaking at #7. Although it is 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.


  9. I Will Run To You
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    I Will Run To You (1983)

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    "I Will Run To You" is a song by the American singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks from her second solo album, The Wild Heart. The song peaked at No. 35 on the U.S. Billboard Top Tracks chart.


  10. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
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    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.


  11. End Of The Line
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    End Of The Line

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    "End of the Line" is the last track from the Traveling Wilburys' first album, Volume 1, released in 1989. 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 choruses in turn, while Tom Petty sings the verses. The song then expands into a "freight train" rhythm to underscore its theme.


  12. Don't Come Around Here No More
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    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.


  13. You Got Lucky
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    You Got Lucky (1982)

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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.


  14. Listen to Her Heart
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    Listen to Her Heart (1978)

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    "Listen to Her Heart" is 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 number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in October 1978. This song as well as "I Need to Know" was already being played live as early as June 14, 1977 as is evidenced in Germany's music television show, "Rockpalast".


  15. Don't Do Me Like That
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    Don't Do Me Like That (1979)

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    "Don't Do Me Like That" is 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 number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first Top 10 hit. The single also peaked at number 3 in Canada.


  16. Into The Great Wide Open
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    Into The Great Wide Open (1991)

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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. Refugee
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    Refugee (1980)

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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.


  18. The Waiting
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    The Waiting (1981)

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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. I Need to Know
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    I Need to Know

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    "I Need to Know" is a song written by Tom Petty and recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in 1978 as the first single from their second album You're Gonna Get It!. It peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1978. This song as well as "Listen to Her Heart" was already being played live in concert as early as June 14, 1977, as is evidenced in a performance on Germany's music television show, "Rockpalast".


  20. Change of Heart
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    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.


  21. She's My Baby
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    She's My Baby (1990)

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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. Tweeter And The Monkey Man
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    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.


  23. Square One
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    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.


  24. Wilbury Twist
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    Wilbury Twist (1991)

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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.


  25. Jammin' Me
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    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.


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