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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Tom Petty Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

June 14, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Tom Petty of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performs in Los Angeles, California.
Tom Petty of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performs in Los Angeles, California.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are playing Bonnaroo on Sunday night. We don't know exactly which songs he'll play, but his recent run of theater shows in New York and Los Angeles have focused on deep cuts from his long catalog. "I would rather develop an audience around the quality of our work," he recently told Rolling Stone, "more than the popularity of our work."

100 Greatest Artists: Tom Petty

Now we have a question for you: what is your favorite Tom Petty song? Feel free to vote for a huge hit like "American Girl," an album cut like "Rebels" or a super-obscurity like "How Many More Days." Vote for whatever song you want, but please only vote once and only for a single song. 

You can vote in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the hashtag #weekend rock.

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