Your favorite Tom Petty song.

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  1. RolandKorg

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    My second choice.
     
  2. hank57

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    So many greats but sometimes it’s this early one

     
  3. johann

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    Don't come around here no more
    You don't know how it feels
    Even the losers
    Rebels
    Top of the world
     
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    Best line in a song...

    "You need elephant balls
    If you don't want to crawl
    On your hands
    Through this world"

    Favorite song: "I Wont Back Down" even though the Heartbreakers were replaced by some other guys.
     
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    This would be my choice as well. Something about it...love to play it with the band. We do others as well, but "Breakdown" grabs me.
     
  7. AREBE fan

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    So many great songs already mentioned by one of the true great songwriters. He should get an assist on Tweeter and the Monkey Man by the Travelling Wilburys, too.

    T
     
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    Umm.... Never mind. :)
     
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    I spend a lot of time with the guy, today Ill say Thing About You, and Deliver Me
     
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    haven't read the entire thread, and don't know if a popular choice, but my fave has always been "It's Good To Be King"....that entire Wildflowers is in my top 10 albums of all time.
     
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    "You don't know how it feels"

    Entire Wildflowers album was fire. Second rock CD I ever got.
     
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    Here Comes My Girl. It seems like such a simple song but there is a lot going on. The “spoken word”, the guy down on his luck, the girlfriend that makes it all worth it. Great stuff.
     
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  13. erksin

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    Same.

    And when she’s dreaming
    Sometimes she sings in French
    But in the morning
    She don’t remember it

    Such a killer line, and one of hundreds.

    LONG LIVE TOM PETTY
     
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    Ha! I was reading the most recent few pages before I posted two of my favorite Tom Petty songs, Century City and Nightwatchman.
     
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    Always in the running for my favorite TPHB song:

     
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    You could make several albums worth of his lesser-known songs that would be classics all on their own without any help from the bigger hits. The well was DEEP.
     
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  17. Funky54

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    Cabin Down Below and American Girl are both favorites of mine. I love the entire Wildflowers Album though.
     
  18. HoboMan

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    Good God, how do you pick just one?

     
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    American Girl is my favourite.

    Running Down a Dream is probably my favourite to perform, as there is a lot of room for subtle textures in the verses, it can be arranged for any number/type of instruments, and it lends itself to a very long outro solo :) In one band I play with we have 2 lead guitars and often close a set with it - we’ve gone 10 mins on it without it getting old/tired (at least for us ... can’t speak for the audience!)
     
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