Tom Petty was an iconic songwriter, with fans young and old. I love Tom Petty’s music, but his last album I really heard was Songs and Music from “She’s the One” from 1996. I have no doubt that I would love everything else he recorded in the past 20 years, but I never felt compelled to seek it out. Regardless of my own negligence of his recent craft, his impact on the world of music was huge. Artists from genres as diverse as country to horror punk have covered Tom Petty songs. Here are some of the best that I have tracked down.
JT’s Ultimate Mixtape: Tom Petty covered edition
- “Breakdown” (Suzi Quatro, If You Knew Suzi)
- “Free Fallin'” (John Mayer, Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles)
- “I Won’t Back Down” (Johnny Cash, American III: Solitary Man)
- “Here Comes My Girl” (Relient K, is for Karaoke)
- “Runnin’ Down a Dream” (Wedensday 13, Bloodwork)
- “You Wreck Me” (Taking Back Sunday, Covered, A Revolution in Sound)
- “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (Dave Stewart & His Rock Fabulous Orchestra, The Dave Stewart Songbook, Vol. 1)
- “American Girl” (Matthew Sweet, High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80s Films)
- “I Need To Know” (Middle Class Rut, Pick Up Your Head [vinyl])
- “Refugee” (The Chipmunks, Chipmunk Punk)
- “Stop Draggin’ My Car Around” (Weird Al Yankovic, Weird Al Yankovic)
Horror punk is a niche genre to be sure, and Wednesday 13 is easily the best artist within the genre. With each album, Wednesday 13 and his ghastly group matures in morbidity. “I Walked With A Zombie” comes from the 2005 album, Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead.
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