The Top 10 Tom Petty Videos Ever Created
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Tom Petty was the improbable man you’d ever see through a small screen; in the mid-70s when he started, flamboyance and thrill were all over the trend. Yet, there he was with his flat hair and calm demeanor, making songs to prove he’s indeed a legend who didn’t need to be fancy. For 30+ years, he and the heartbreakers proved to everyone that the secret ingredient for a remarkable music video is: confidence. Take a look at these Top 10 Tom Petty videos.
“It’s Good to be King” (1994)
Petty was on to something with this curiously bizarre music video where he was a jean jacket-wearing man, strumming his guitar within Elvis impersonators, tribesmen musicians, monarchs, girls in lingerie, and many more.
“Make It Better (Forget About Me)” (1985)
A continuation from their Alice in Wonderland theme, “Make It Better (Forget About Me)” combines the Memphis soul sound to a sheer, metaphoric notion about the influence of rock.
“Don’t Pull Me Over” (2011)
Adria Petty convinced her father Tom to let her produce a scenic collage of pictures for his “Don’t Pull Me Over” track. It’s incredibly awesome to take notice of the pop-art imagery for this.
“You Got Lucky” (1982)
Tom Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell channeled their inner action star selves for this one music video wherein they’re post-apocalyptic cowboys. They just so happen to stumble upon a cassette player which contained the whole music of the song.
“Yer So Bad” (1990)
“Yer So Bad” featured Petty as an omniscient photographer and narrator to a person who gets entangled in a bitter divorce. Charles Rocket played the divorcee, famous for his f-bomb remark during an episode of Saturday Night Live.
“Mary Jane’s Last Dance” (1993)
The obscure MV of “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” was both weird and perplexing to watch. the 1994 winner for Best Male Video at the VMAs features a rather “Weekend at Bernie’s” storyline with Petty trying to control a dead Kim Basinger.
“Runnin’ Down a Dream” (1989)
You’ve probably reached a great amount of fame if you had the option to create an animated video in the 80s. For the “Runnin’ Down a Dream” concept, Little Nemo in Slumberland was the inspiration.
“Free Fallin’” (1989)
There’s something about the magic of Los Angeles that Tom Petty captured, all inside this magnificent music video of his “Free Fallin’” track. It’s extraordinarily great, indeed.
“Don’t Come Around Here No More” (1985)
With MTV now in full bloom, it’s time to up the challenge: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers created the well-praised Alice In Wonderland theme for their song “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” Petty playing the Mad Hatter was unexpected and iconic.
“Into the Great Wide Open” (1991)
“Into the Great Wide Open” served to be one of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ most defining storylines ever. Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp plays a wannabe rockstar who wants to conquer the world of music with his talent. A real “rags-to-riches” story is what we’ll observe throughout the entirety of the music video.