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Thread started 10/20/17 3:56pm

gandorb

Tom Petty Tribute: Your Favorite Songs

As a tribute to the late great Tom Petty, I was hoping that people could post a few of their favorite Tom Petty songs. I could list plenty, but I'll stick to three in order to leave some for others to mention

Refugee - such a classic. No other song like this ever to hit the Top 40!

Free Fallin' - great chorus and play on words....

You Don't Know What It's Like - one of many greats from his wonderful Wildflowers album

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Reply #1 posted 10/20/17 4:08pm

2045RadicalMat
tZ

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off the top of my head...

this may be strange, but I identified heavily with the subject matter on "She's The One".... so thusly its my favorite TP&THB album



1.Walls
2. Climb that hill

3. Angel Dream No 4

(those will always be my top) ...that album came in the mail by accident (my brother subscribed to BMG) and he was like "Eew Girl movie soundtrack...i don't want this!)....

and I sneakily err um... opened copied and returned it. mwahahhahaa.



(I've eventually bought it twice)

other stuff



You wreck me

Here comes my girl (he makes something that's usually great, but sorta taboo become golden like the old school tunes they cut their teeth on)




and

The Wrong thing to do

Scare Easy

from Mudcrutch...

But honestly.... you can't knock any of their hits. TP committed fully to the ideal of 50's/60's R&R and favored melody and memory... they're fantastic songs.



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Reply #2 posted 10/20/17 4:32pm

gandorb

2045RadicalMattZ said:

off the top of my head...

this may be strange, but I identified heavily with the subject matter on "She's The One".... so thusly its my favorite TP&THB album



1.Walls
2. Climb that hill

3. Angel Dream No 4

(those will always be my top) ...that album came in the mail by accident (my brother subscribed to BMG) and he was like "Eew Girl movie soundtrack...i don't want this!)....

and I sneakily err um... opened copied and returned it. mwahahhahaa.



(I've eventually bought it twice)

other stuff



You wreck me

Here comes my girl (he makes something that's usually great, but sorta taboo become golden like the old school tunes they cut their teeth on)




and

The Wrong thing to do

Scare Easy

from Mudcrutch...

But honestly.... you can't knock any of their hits. TP committed fully to the ideal of 50's/60's R&R and favored melody and memory... they're fantastic songs.



She's the One! What an unexpected choice. I had never heard of the music or soundtrack. Thanks to you I plan to check it out.

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Reply #3 posted 10/20/17 5:11pm

2045RadicalMat
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Geez




....well. ...don't let me make up your mind for you
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Reply #4 posted 10/20/17 5:22pm

gandorb

2045RadicalMattZ said:

Geez ....well. ...don't let me make up your mind for you

No pressure cool

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Reply #5 posted 10/20/17 6:04pm

Identity

"You Got Lucky"

"Honey Bee"

"Into The Great Wide Open"

"Mary Jane's Last Dance"

"Change of Heart"

"Don't Come Around Here No More"

"Refugee"

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Reply #6 posted 10/20/17 7:35pm

UncleGrandpa

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1. Running Down A Dream

2. Don't Do Me Like That

3. Free Falling

I never bought his albums during the height of his career but I fully acknowledge that he was one of the best, I may have liked John Mellencamp more at the time, but Tom is worthy of the success he gained.

Jeux Sans Frontiers
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Reply #7 posted 10/20/17 7:53pm

gandorb

UncleGrandpa said:

1. Running Down A Dream

2. Don't Do Me Like That

3. Free Falling

I never bought his albums during the height of his career but I fully acknowledge that he was one of the best, I may have liked John Mellencamp more at the time, but Tom is worthy of the success he gained.

i always thought John was Tom's counterpart in bringing some rock credibility and grit to Top 40 radio and bringing some great choruses and melody to rock radio.

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Reply #8 posted 10/21/17 5:59am

ThePanther

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My favorites are:

Southern Accents

Free Fallin'

Into the Great Wide Open

The documentary about his career (Runnin' Down a Dream, dir. by Peter Bogdanovich) is really great. Bought it for my Dad last summer!

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Reply #9 posted 10/22/17 8:30am

lastdecember

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gandorb said:

2045RadicalMattZ said:

off the top of my head...

this may be strange, but I identified heavily with the subject matter on "She's The One".... so thusly its my favorite TP&THB album



1.Walls
2. Climb that hill

3. Angel Dream No 4

(those will always be my top) ...that album came in the mail by accident (my brother subscribed to BMG) and he was like "Eew Girl movie soundtrack...i don't want this!)....

and I sneakily err um... opened copied and returned it. mwahahhahaa.



(I've eventually bought it twice)

other stuff



You wreck me

Here comes my girl (he makes something that's usually great, but sorta taboo become golden like the old school tunes they cut their teeth on)




and

The Wrong thing to do

Scare Easy

from Mudcrutch...

But honestly.... you can't knock any of their hits. TP committed fully to the ideal of 50's/60's R&R and favored melody and memory... they're fantastic songs.



She's the One! What an unexpected choice. I had never heard of the music or soundtrack. Thanks to you I plan to check it out.

She's the one is one of his best works, very ignored and underrated then and even now people forget he even did it. But start to finish one of his best albums


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #10 posted 10/23/17 1:58am

2045RadicalMat
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lastdecember said:



gandorb said:




2045RadicalMattZ said:


off the top of my head...

this may be strange, but I identified heavily with the subject matter on "She's The One".... so thusly its my favorite TP&THB album




1.Walls
2. Climb that hill


3. Angel Dream No 4



(those will always be my top) ...that album came in the mail by accident (my brother subscribed to BMG) and he was like "Eew Girl movie soundtrack...i don't want this!)....

and I sneakily err um... opened copied and returned it. mwahahhahaa.




(I've eventually bought it twice)



other stuff




You wreck me


Here comes my girl (he makes something that's usually great, but sorta taboo become golden like the old school tunes they cut their teeth on)





and


The Wrong thing to do


Scare Easy



from Mudcrutch...

But honestly.... you can't knock any of their hits. TP committed fully to the ideal of 50's/60's R&R and favored melody and memory... they're fantastic songs.







She's the One! What an unexpected choice. I had never heard of the music or soundtrack. Thanks to you I plan to check it out.




She's the one is one of his best works, very ignored and underrated then and even now people forget he even did it. But start to finish one of his best albums



I'm glad someone else thinks so as well! .... I'll still probably never see the movie. ...but what an experience from start to finish.

For me that's one of my "desert island discs"
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Reply #11 posted 10/23/17 5:03pm

robertgeorge

I remember the "She's the one" soundtrack was a solid album full of good songs, but really have to revisit it.

My Top Five Tom Petty

Breakdown
Last Dance with Mary Jane
Stop Draggin' my Heart Around
American Girl
Don't Come Around Here No More

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Reply #12 posted 10/23/17 5:20pm

gandorb

robertgeorge said:

I remember the "She's the one" soundtrack was a solid album full of good songs, but really have to revisit it.

My Top Five Tom Petty

Breakdown
Last Dance with Mary Jane
Stop Draggin' my Heart Around
American Girl
Don't Come Around Here No More



I always loved Stop Draggin'...Great to hear the two icons together. It was a welcome contrast to the bland MOR duets of the day.
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Reply #13 posted 10/24/17 8:39am

jillybean

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Only A Broken Heart - my all time fave by him. sad

"She made me glad to be a man"
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Reply #14 posted 10/24/17 8:57am

scratchtasia

Some of my favorites:

I Need to Know

Even the Losers

Change of Heart

End of the Line (Traveling Wilburys)

Runnin' Down a Dream

Wildflowers

Walls

But really, the only hit he had that I don't care for is "Jammin' Me." He had a great run.

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Reply #15 posted 11/02/17 5:49am

gandorb

I have bought the Tom Petty Live Anthology 4 cd release since I first made the original post. It was an official release, and it really rocks and reasonably priced. I highly recommend it if anyone was considering to buy something that spanned his career.
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Reply #16 posted 11/02/17 6:08am

Mindbells9

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My favorites of his change weekly but as of right now, these are my favorite 10:

Wake Up Time

House In The Woods

No Second Thoughts

Dreamville

Swingin'

Straight Into Darkness

Time To Move On

King's Highway

Lonesome Sundown

Change Of Heart

Honorable mentions:

The Dark Of The Sun

Fault Lines

It Ain't Nothing To Me

American Girl

Flirting With Time

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Reply #17 posted 11/02/17 2:17pm

whitesockedfun
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Some of my faves:

Insider

Don't Come Around Here No More

Refugee

Wildflowers

I Won't Back Down

Yer So Bad

I still can't believe he's gone. I saw him live last summer and it was one of the best shows I have ever been to.

Just like the white winged dove...
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