8 Classic Videos From Tom Petty’s Career

Tom Petty will forever be lauded for his stellar catalog, but he might also be one of the most underrated video artists of all time.

Whether it was a performance video or a clip that followed a specific narrative, Petty was able to make visual magic the same way he could in the recording studio. As we honor the one year anniversary of his passing, here are eight iconic videos from Petty’s career.

 

“Stop Dragging My Heart Around”

Few duets were quite as cool as this one.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around ft. Stevie Nicks

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“Don’t Come Around Here No More”

We’re sure Lewis Carroll would approve of this strange video.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Don't Come Around Here No More. (C) 1985 Geffen Records

 

“Handle With Care”

We hope Petty, Harrison and Orbison are jamming right now.

The Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care

Music video by The Traveling Wilburys performing Handle With Care. (C) 2007 T. Wilbury Limited. Exclusively Licensed to Concord Music Group, Inc. http://vevo.ly/LGLafI

 

“Free Fallin’”

A perfect time capsule of 1989.

Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

Music video by Tom Petty performing Free Fallin'. (C) 1989 UMG Recordings, Inc.

 

“You Don’t Know How It Feels”

Some could argue that this is Petty’s best video, especially considering it’s just one continuous shot. And we can’t necessarily say they’re wrong.

Tom Petty - You Don't Know How It Feels

The official music video for You Don't Know How It Feels, from the album Wildflowers by Tom Petty. © 2012 WMG CONNECT Facebook: www.facebook.com/tompetty/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/tompetty Instagram: www.instagram.com/tompettyofficial/ Website: www.tompetty.com

 

“I Won’t Back Down”

This may technically be a solo Petty track, but that’s one hell of a backing band he has.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing I Won't Back Down. (C) 1989 Geffen Records

 

“Mary Jane’s Last Dance”

As far as “video babes” go, Kim Basinger was one of the hottest that was also in one of the creepiest videos ever.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Mary Jane's Last Dance. (C) 1993 Geffen Records

 

“I Forgive It All”

From Mudcrutch’s second and final album, this beautifully shot video stars the legendary Anthony Hopkins and was directed by Sean Penn and Samuel Bayer.

Mudcrutch - I Forgive It All (Official Music Video)

Official Music Video for "I Forgive It All" From Mudcrutch Directed by Sean Penn & Samuel Bayer Starring Anthony Hopkins "I Forgive It All" - Written By Tom Petty Director: Sean Penn & Samuel Bayer Director of Photography: Sean Penn & Samuel Bayer Producer: David Kemp Production Company: Nude Animal Cigars Editor: PJ Fabbrini CONNECT Facebook: www.facebook.com/tompetty/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/tompetty Instagram: www.instagram.com/tompettyofficial/ Website: www.tompetty.com

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger. She loves her momma, America and is crazy about Elvis.