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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36. "Tweeter and the Monkey Man"

When the Traveling Wilburys released a song about two outlaws in New Jersey, crammed with references to Bruce Springsteen songs, some felt the supergroup was poking fun at the singer. "We weren't trying to mock anybody," said Petty. "Dylan said he wanted to set a song in New Jersey and use references to Springsteen songs. He meant it as praise." Though one of Petty's funniest songs, he didn't play it live until his 2013 tour, which included his five-night stand at New York's Beacon Theatre. 

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