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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Data

Released November 1993
Genre Rock
Price 9.99 USD
Length 1:05:17
Number of discs 1
Label MCA Records
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Review

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Greatest Hits is a lean yet complete overview of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' biggest singles from their first prime. Sure, it's possible to pinpoint a few great songs missing, but the group had a lot of great songs during the late '70s and '80s. This rounds up the biggest hits from that era, and in doing so, it turns into a succinct summary of the band at the top of its game. Everything from "American Girl" to "Free Fallin'" is included, with 16 tracks proving that Petty was one of the best rockers of his time. [The 2008 revamp swapped out a cover of Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air" that was added to the 1993 comp as collector bait for fans, and substitutes Petty's duet with Stevie Nicks, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." This trade signals how the 2008 Greatest Hits is designed as a catalog album, whereas the 1993 Greatest Hits was expected to scale the charts -- which it did thanks to "Mary Jane's Last Dance," the other new song on the original comp that turned into an actual hit and is retained on this 2008 makeover.]

Release Date: November 16, 1993

Certified Gold: January 24, 1994
Certified Platinum: January 24, 1994
Certified Platinum (2X): March 8, 1994
Certified Platinum (3X): October 11, 1994
Certified Platinum (4X): April 28, 1995
Certified Platinum (6X): September 30, 1996
Certified Platinum (8X): April 27, 1999
Certified Platinum (9X): October 5, 2000
Diamond Award (10X Platinum): November 13, 2003

Chart Info: Album spent 155 weeks on the Billboard 200 Hit #5 - February 5, 1994.
Still on the Top Pop Catalog chart.
Hit #3 - June 5, 1999
#14 Top Billboard 200 Albums 1994
Hit #8 Billboard 200
Album Artists Duo/Group 1994
Band Hit #19 Billboard 200
Album Artists 1994
Band Hit #76 Hot 100 Singles
Artists 1994
Band Hit #29 Top Pop Artists 1994
#93 Top Billboard 200 Albums 1995
#22 Top Pop Catalog Albums 1996
#167 Top Billboard 200 Albums 1996

Producer(s): Tom Petty, Mike Campbell

Hits 1296

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