It’s been a week since Tom Petty died. Well, I guess he died one week from tomorrow but the original news came out a week ago today. And it’s hard to turn on a live TV show and not hear a tribute to Petty. I think my favorite has been the University of Florida Gators crowd singing along to “I Won’t Back Down.”
I was going to do a top 5 Tom Petty songs, but seeing how I’m going to be doing one of those on my personal website soon, I figured I would change it up a little bit. So instead we’re getting a top 5 Tom Petty albums list!
Honorary Mentions – Songs from “She’s The One”, Southern Accents, Greatest Hits and Pack Up The Plantation Live Album
5- Damn The Torpedos – From 1980, three of Petty’s early hits were off this album. His late 80’s albums got more record play but you can’t beat songs like Here Comes My Girl, Refugee and Don’t Do Me Like That
4- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – From 1977 off their first album. It’s hard to believe the band started back in the 70s! American Girl and Breakdown are the most known hits off this one.
3- Wildflowers – 1994 saw the release of this solo album from Petty. So many great songs off this one. You Don’t Know How It Feels, It’s Good To Be King and You Wreck Me are all great songs. But there are some seriously underappreciated songs off this one. Take a listen to Wake Up Time, House In The Woods or Time to Move On.
2- Into The Great Wide Open – When I started compiling the list, this album was listed as # 1. But the more I looked at the songs, I had to flip it. And quite honestly you can’t go wrong with either album. But with hits like Into The Great Wide Open, Makin’ Some Noises and Kings’ Highway it’s an awesome album.
1- Full Moon Fever – Free Fallin’, I Won’t Back Down and Runnin’ Down a dream. Enough said.
And there it is. Do you agree? Go on and put on your favorite Petty song and remember what an awesome performer he was!