Best Songs Of Tom Petty
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Best Songs Of Tom Petty

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Best Songs Of Tom Petty
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1. Breakdown

Breakdown was the first single from Tom Petty back in 1976 from the album "Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers".

This song failed to chart.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am, G, F
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2. Don't Do Me Like That

Don't Do Me Like That is a single from 1979 which hails from the album "Damm The Torpedos".

The song peaked at #3 in Canada and #10 in the US.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm:  down down down down down down up down up repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: G, F, C, D, Em, Cm
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3. Free Fallin

Free Fallin is also a track and single release from the 1989 album "Full Moon Fever".

This one was a #1 in the US and a #5 in Canada.


  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: D, G, A
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4. I Won't Back Down

I Won't Back Down was released in 1989 as a single from Tom Petty. You'll find this track on the album "Full Moon Fever".

The song hit #1 in the US and #5 in Canada.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking: a little in the rhythm
  • Chords: Em, D, G, C
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5. Learning To Fly

Learning To Fly reached #5 in Canada and #1 in the US back in 1991.

It can be found on the album "Into The Great Wide Open".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, F, Am,G
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6. Refugee

Refugee is one of three singles from the "Damm The Torpedos" album from 1979.

This one was a #2 in Canada, #3 in New Zealand and reached #15 in the US.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: Gbm, A, E, D
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7. Stop Draggin My Heart Around

Stop Draggin My Heart Around was a duet with Tom Petty as the guest of Stevie Nicks for her 1981 album "Bella Donna".

The song reached #2 in the US and #5 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: 1-2-up-down down up down up where 1-2 are arpeggio notes in the chord
  • Picking: Yes a little
  • Chords: A, C, G6, G, Em, D
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