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07 2071

Free Fallin'

Tom Petty

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45
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About
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"Free Fallin'" is the opening track from Tom Petty's solo debut album, Full Moon Fever (1989). The song was written by Petty and his writing partner for the album, Jeff Lynne, and features Lynne on backing vocals and bass guitar. The duo wrote and recorded the single in two days, making it the first song completed for Full Moon Fever. "Free Fallin'" is one of Petty's most famous tracks as well as his longest-charting. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in January 1990. Petty and The Heartbreakers performed the song at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1989, with Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin, and at the February 2008 Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show. The song is ranked #177 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was featured in the film Jerry Maguire (1996) and The Sopranos episode 2.13, "Funhouse" (2000). Lou Reed selected the song as one of his "picks of 1989". This famous song returned to place #2 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 following the death of Tom Petty.

Twitterverse

MADAME Kayte

Choir! Choir! Choir! sings one for Tom Petty - "Free Fallin’" https://t.co/9fqEBj3Euy via @YouTube

Chie

Yet another influencial music man moves on. Tom Petty - Free Fallin' https://t.co/HTwDwzNXAr via @YouTube #TomPettyRIP

PMA Music Guild

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David Comtois

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lil spook 🌚

Tom Petty - Free Fallin' acapella. Rest In Power ❤️ https://t.co/W13etg9Wu3

The Dawg

"Free Fallin" Tom Petty [Acoustic Tribute] by Dalton Cyr https://t.co/rwXk88QIAW Subscribe & Comment @DaltonCyr #SuperDawg

Rock'N'Dawg Fan Club

Alex Shumaker (11 year old drummer) "Free Fallin" R.I.P. Tom Petty https://t.co/nWSSqdBwr3 Like & Comment @alexshudrums #SuperDawg

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