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Free Fallin’ Tom Petty The Song that was written and recorded in two days Release Date April 24, 1989 Writers Jeff Lynne Label UMG Recordings, Inc. “Free Fallin’” was the opening track from Tom Petty’s 1989 solo album, Full Moon Fever. The song was written by Petty and his writing partner for the album Jeff Lynne. The two wrote and recorded the single in just two days, making it the first song completed for their album Full Moon Fever. Petty and Lynne were both sitting in the studio one afternoon when they starting playing chords from the keyboard and guitar together when they discovered the song. Once they had decided to use three simple chords for their hit song, the only thing left to do for Petty was to add lyrics. Two days
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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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