Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers , released in The other new song on the album is a cover of the Thunderclap Newman hit " Something in the Air ". However, three songs from Petty's solo album Full Moon Fever were included. On its original release in November , the album debuted at No. In , Greatest Hits was reissued by Geffen Records. In the album was once again reissued, this time reverting to the original track listing but keeping the artwork from the edition. In the album was made available on vinyl for the first time since The U. The reissue has the same track listing as the American release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Ask your average wannabe rock star whose career they'd most want to trade with, and they'll say Tom Petty. If they're smart, anyway. Rather, his was a career you could take home to Mom: Relatively void of dizzying highs or petrifying lows, but dependable and rock-solid, liked and respected by nearly all and vilified by precious few.
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Rock icon Tom Petty was a steady presence on the Billboard Hot between the lates and mid-'90s, whether solo or with his long-running backing band The Heartbreakers. He charted more than two dozen songs on the tally, led by a trio of top 10s that reflected his cornerstone status on Billboard 's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, arguably Petty's home base on the charts. He logged 10 Mainstream Rock Songs No. Petty also charted 12 top 10 albums on the Billboard , finally triumphing at No. His pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch revived in the late s added two top 10s later in his career, most recently 's 2 No. Below is Billboard' s exclusive ranking of Petty's 20 biggest Hot hits, from his solo and Heartbreakers songs to collaborations with Stevie Nicks. Legend: This chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot
The year-old singer, who passed away Monday, leaves a rock 'n' roll songbook that stayed dependably strong over decades of music-making. And, at his best, Petty could pack an emotional punch using fewer words and simpler riffs than nearly all of his rock peers. Below, revisit some of our favorites from one of rock's most accomplished icons. From his earliest hits, Tom Petty had a cause to rail against. Refugee , from his classic Damn the Torpedoes , was originally written as a missive against the music industry, but its fist-shaking anthemics far transcend whatever label squabbles Petty was involved in at the time. There are the Tom Petty hits that punch you in the stomach, and then there are tracks like The Waiting , with instantly-recognizable choruses built for mindless radio singalongs. But when was the last time you really listened to The Waiting? But the very best part of American Girl is the third verse that never appears, leaving the listener out on the balcony as its rambunctious guitars fade to silence, cheating us out of our heroine's happy ending.