Readers' Poll: Tom Petty's 10 Best SongsYour picks include 'Breakdown,' 'I Won't Back Down' and 'You Wreck Me'
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9. 'Here Comes My Girl'
Petty already had a handful of rock-radio staples to his name ("Breakdown," "American Girl," "I Need to Know") when his band released their third album, Damn the Torpedoes, in 1979. The one-two punch of "Don't Do Me Like That" and "Refugee" – which reached Numbers 10 and 15, respectively, on the singles charts – made the drawling Floridian a bona fide rock star. The follow-up single from the album, "Here Comes My Girl," didn't fare quite as well, failing to crack the Top 40, but the song's sweet sentiment and Byrds-style jangle have made it another crowd-pleaser.