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

50. "It'll All Work Out"

Inspired by Petty's brief separation from his wife, Jane, during the making of Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), "It'll All Work Out" is a sweetly effectual breakup song. "That's one of my favorites ever," he said. "It's a durable song. I don't think it was about [the separation] necessarily, but that inspired it." Thanks to Mike Campbell's haunting folk melody, played on the mandolin, and Howie Epstein's rich harmony on the chorus, the song is a reflective gem.