My Top 50 Favorite Songs: 39

39. "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by Tom Petty

"Running Down a Dream" and "Into the Great Wide Open" are also favorites, but I'll never get tired of the harmonica hook this song has. The lyrical flow is catchy and fun and memorable, while the lyrics themselves represent everything I love about Petty's songs, in particular his story songs. The guitar and harmonica work so well together in this song, creating a groove that is instantly recognizable. This is Petty at the top of his game. There are so many great Tom Petty songs, and I love Traveling Wilburys and the other various places he's popped up to lend his talents over the years, but I've loved this one since it first premiered and its stuck with me ever since.

1 comment:

  1. EPIC Southern gothic storytelling! Petty had a way with videos, didn't he?