Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs

His hits have defined rock radio since the Seventies, and he never stopped writing great music. Here's the definitive guide to his best songs

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21. "Change of Heart"

 "Long After Dark," the Heartbreakers' fifth album and the last helmed by producer Jimmy Iovine, marked the end of an era for the band: "The production with the big drums and stuff," said Mike Campbell. "After that, we kind of went in a different direction." "Change of Heart" certainly fits that mold with its huge riffs and arena-filling drum sound. Petty was trying to write something in the style of ELO songs like "Do Ya." "I loved the way Jeff Lynne used chords," Petty said. "That's how it started, that big crunchy guitar. That's how it ended too."

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