179. Tom Petty, 'Free Fallin''
Writers: Petty, Jeff Lynne
Released: June '89, MCA
21 weeks; No. 7
Petty and Lynne wrote and recorded "Free Fallin' " in just two days, the first song completed for Petty's solo LP Full Moon Fever. The label initially rejected the album because of a lack of hits. "So I waited six months and brought the same record back," Petty said. "And they loved it."
Appears on: Full Moon Fever (MCA)