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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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42. "Square One"

First heard on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's 2005 film Elizabethtown, "Square One" received a proper release a year later on Petty's criminally underrated solo LP Highway Companion. Co-produced by Jeff Lynne and Mike Campbell, the album exudes contentment and hard-won satisfaction. "It took a world of trouble, took a world of tears," Petty sings gently. "It took a long time to get back here." "I am pretty happy these days," the 55-year-old singer said at the time. "I've gotten through the dark tunnel and come out the other side." 

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