Few rock stars that got their start in the 1970s had a better 1990s than Tom Petty. With the exception of the She's the One soundtrack (which doesn't really count), every single project he took on became an enormous success. He was a good two decades older than most everyone else on MTV, but that didn't stop the network from playing videos like "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and "You Don't Know How It Feels" over and over and over. He wrapped up the decade, however, with the relative commercial dud, Echo, a sad album inspired by the collapse of his marriage and general depressed state of mind.
The third single was "Swingin,''' which didn't even scrape the Billboard Hot 100. In the song, Petty compares his marriage to a boxing match where one of the fighters gave it his all and still lost. Some smart-asses pointed out that Sonny Liston didn't actually go down swinging in his famous 1965 fight with Muhammad Ali, but we'll cut him some slack. And over time, Echo has proven to be one of Petty's most enduring albums.