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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46. "Crystal River"

This nine-minute-plus, organ-wrapped, Grateful Dead–style guitar jam is a taste of what might have been had Tom Petty and Mike Campbell stayed with Mudcrutch. A highlight of the band's 2008 reunion album, it was named for a Florida nature preserve and features scintillating guitar from Tom Leadon. "We were learning to interact with each other again," explains Campbell. "That take is literally the first time we ever played that song, on the first day." 

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