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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25. "Jammin' Me"

Sounding like Heartland New Wave, "Jammin' Me" was one of two songs written with Bob Dylan in one productive day while on tour. "The verse about Eddie Murphy, that was all Bob," said Petty. "Which embarrassed me a little bit because I remember seeing Eddie Murphy on TV really pissed off about it. I had nothing against Eddie Murphy or Vanessa Redgrave. What [Dylan] was talking about was media overload and being slammed with so many things at once. And times were changing; there weren't four TV channels anymore." 

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