RELEASE
November 16, 1993
LABEL
MCA
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Heartland Rock, Bar Band, Pop

Album Review

Greatest Hits is a lean yet complete overview of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' biggest singles from their first prime. Sure, it's possible to pinpoint a few great songs missing, but the group had a lot of great songs during the late '70s and '80s. This rounds up the biggest hits from that era, and in doing so, it turns into a succinct summary of the band at the top of its game. Everything from "American Girl" to "Free Fallin'" is included, with 16 tracks proving that Petty was one of the best rockers of his time. [The 2008 revamp swapped out a cover of Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air" that was added to the 1993 comp as collector bait for fans, and substitutes Petty's duet with Stevie Nicks, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." This trade signals how the 2008 Greatest Hits is designed as a catalog album, whereas the 1993 Greatest Hits was expected to scale the charts -- which it did thanks to "Mary Jane's Last Dance," the other new song on the original comp that turned into an actual hit and is retained on this 2008 makeover.]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. An American Girlhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Breakdownhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Listen to Her Hearthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. I Need to Knowhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Refugeehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Don't Do Me Like Thathttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Even the Losershttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Here Comes My Girlhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. The Waitinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. You Got Luckyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Don't Come Around Here No Morehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. I Won't Back Downhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Runnin' Down a Dreamhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Free Fallin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Learning to Flyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Into the Great Wide Openhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Mary Jane's Last Dance [#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Something in the Air [#]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-hits/id891423060?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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