Unformatted text preview: later it was recorded and finished. The song topped Billboard’s album rock tracks chart the week ending August 26, 1989 and spent 33 weeks on the chart, making it Petty’s longest charting track. The single peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January, 1990. Since then Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have performed the song on many major stages including the MTV Music Awards and the 2008 Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show. The song is ranked #177 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. "Free Fallin' is a very good song. Maybe it would be one of my favorites if it hadn't become this huge anthem. But I'm grateful that people like it." – Tom Petty...
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