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By Christine Richie

Monday was brutal. After a morning digesting details of another shooting; this time at an outdoor concert in Vegas, news broke that Tom Petty had died.

I’m not going to pretend to be a huge fan. Aside from his songs that I’ve played on the radio or heard on MTV, I’ve never bought any of his albums or listened to his music. I knew he was a great songwriter and musician. He’s influenced all my favorite artists so I got that he’s made major contributions to music and will go down as a legend. I thought one day I’d delve deeper into his catalog to gain a greater appreciation for his talent. Today was that day, I just listened to respect the gift that he had given throughout his life.

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I also believe that you find certain music when you need it the most. By the time I got to the song, “Alright for Now” I was in tears. It was exactly what I needed to hear today. The silver lining is that even though an artist may be silenced, their music lives on. It’s never too late to become a fan. Tonight I took a beautiful, emotional, musical journey with Tom Petty. I realized that I knew and like more songs than I thought. It was very tough to narrow down this list of his best as it’s subjective — but these are my favorites.


Free Fallin’

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around

Into The Great Wide Open

Mary Jane’s Last Dance


Yer So Bad

You Don’t Know How it Feels

A Woman in Love


You Wreck Me

Listen to Her Heart

Thank you for the music, Tom.


Xtine/Fresh 102.7


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