Tom Petty's Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Joe Pugliese
Tom Petty photographed by Joe Pugliese in his Malibu studio on June 26, 2014.

Counting down Petty's 20 biggest smashes with the Heartbreakers and beyond.

<p>Rock icon <a href="/artist/430102/tom-petty/chart">Tom Petty</a> was a steady presence on the <a href="/charts/hot-100">Billboard Hot 100</a> between the late-1970s and mid-&#39;90s, whether solo or with his long-running backing band The Heartbreakers.</p><p>He charted more than two dozen songs on the tally, led by a trio of top 10s that reflected his cornerstone status on <em>Billboard</em>&#39;s <a href="/charts/hot-mainstream-rock-tracks">Mainstream Rock Songs</a> airplay chart, arguably Petty&#39;s home base on the charts. He logged 10 Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s among 28 top 10s, the latter the record for the most top 10s in the chart&#39;s history.</p><p> <div class="embedded-content" data-nid="7982021" data-nodetype="article" data-template="readmore" data-amp-enabled="1"> <script type="application/json"> {"path":"https:\/\/www.billboard.com\/articles\/columns\/rock\/7982021\/tom-petty-dead","title":"Tom Petty, Rock &#039;n&#039; Roll Legend, Dies at 66","type":"article","id":"7982021","relative_path":"\/articles\/columns\/rock\/7982021\/tom-petty-dead","image":{"source":"Getty","title":null,"title_text":null,"path_original":"\/files\/media\/03-tom-petty-perforance-1977-a-billboard-1548.jpg","path":"\/files\/media\/03-tom-petty-perforance-1977-a-billboard-1548.jpg","image_path_original":"\/files\/media\/03-tom-petty-perforance-1977-a-billboard-1548.jpg","file_uri":"public:\/\/media\/03-tom-petty-perforance-1977-a-billboard-1548.jpg","extension":"jpg","type":"image","mime_type":"image\/jpeg","file_size":708598,"width":1548,"height":1024,"orientation":"landscape","caption":"Tom Petty photographed in New York in 1977.\u00a0","caption_raw":"Tom Petty photographed in New York in 1977.&nbsp;","credit":"Michael Putland\/Getty Images","credit_raw":"<p>Michael Putland\/Getty Images<\/p>","animated":false}} </script> </div></p><p>Petty also charted 12 top 10 albums on the <a href="/charts/billboard-200">Billboard 200</a>, finally triumphing at No. 1 with his final album with the Heartbreakers, 2014&#39;s <em>Hypnotic Eye</em>. His pre-Heartbreakers band <a href="/artist/311924/mudcrutch/chart">Mudcrutch</a> (revived in the late 2000s) added two top 10s later in his career, most recently 2016&#39;s 2 (No. 10), while <a href="/artist/419314/traveling-wilburys/chart">The Traveling Wilburys</a> -- the supergroup also consisting of <a href="/artist/293235/bob-dylan/chart">Bob Dylan</a>, <a href="/artist/302733/george-harrison/chart">George Harrison</a>, <a href="/artist/304394/jeff-lynne/chart">Jeff Lynne</a> and <a href="/artist/369209/roy-orbison/chart">Roy Orbison</a> -- charted a pair of original full-lengths, led by 1988&#39;s No. 3-peaking <em>The Traveling </em><em>Wilburys (Vol. 1)</em>.</p><p>Below is <em>Billboard&#39;</em>s exclusive ranking of Petty&#39;s 20 biggest Hot 100 hits, from his solo and Heartbreakers songs to collaborations with Stevie Nicks.</p><p><div class="embedded-content" data-nid="6174239" data-nodetype="article" data-template="video"><script type="application/json">{"account_id":"1125911414","id":"3680729038001","player":"S1endnWG9x","title":"Tom Petty Billboard Shoot: The Interview"}</script></div></p><p><em>Legend: This chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods.</em></p>
  1. 20

    "Here Comes My Girl" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 59 | Peak Date: 5/24/1980

  2. 19

    "Make It Better (Forget About Me)" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 54 | Peak Date: 7/6/1985

  3. 18

    "A Face in the Crowd" by Tom Petty Hot 100 Peak: No. 46 | Peak Date: 3/24/1990

  4. 17

    "I Need to Know" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 41 | Peak Date: 8/5/1978

  5. 16

    "Needles and Pins" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with Stevie Nicks Hot 100 Peak: No. 37 | Peak Date: 3/1/1986

  6. 15

    "Breakdown" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 40 | Peak Date: 2/18/1978

  7. 14

    "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 28 | Peak Date: 8/24/1991

  8. 13

    "Change of Heart" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 21 | Peak Date: 4/2/1983

  9. 12

    "The Waiting" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 19 | Peak Date: 6/13/1981

  10. 11

    "Jammin' Me" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 18 | Peak Date: 6/20/1987

  11. 10

    "Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty Hot 100 Peak: No. 23 | Peak Date: 9/23/1989

  12. 9

    "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 14 | Peak Date: 3/19/1994

  13. 8

    "Refugee" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 15 | Peak Date: 3/15/1980

  14. 7

    "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 20 | Peak Date: 1/29/1983

  15. 6

    "You Don't Know How It Feels" by Tom Petty Hot 100 Peak: No. 13 | Peak Date: 2/4/1995

  16. 5

    "Don't Come Around Here No More" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 13 | Peak Date: 5/18/1985

  17. 4

    "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty Hot 100 Peak: No. 12 | Peak Date: 7/1/1989

  18. 3

    "Don't Do Me Like That" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 10 | Peak Date: 2/2/1980

  19. 2

    "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty Hot 100 Peak: No. 7 | Peak Date: 1/27/1990

  20. 1

    "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hot 100 Peak: No. 3 | Peak Date: 9/5/1981