Tom Petty’s death has rocked the world. Sure, another ‘celeb death’ to ad to the ever growing list. Bowie, Prince, Chris Cornell. A listener called the show today and said “why are you so upset, did you know him?” no but for 40 years (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers just wrapped a 40th anniversary tour) he’s been the soundtrack to people’s youth. Encapsulating ‘Americana’ with themes like the ‘small town kid searching for something bigger’ or love and longing with a southern drawl. With so many Grammy’s and hit songs to his credit it’s tough to pick just five but if you ask me these are the tops from Tom.
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
You Don’t Know How It Feels
I know, how can you just choose five? these are my top 5 but somebody else could easily pick an entirely different top 5 of equally brilliant songs. RIP Tom Petty.
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