Tom Petty, who died Monday after being rushed to the hospital due to cardiac arrest, was an indisputable music legend. He had what is possibly the weirdest voice in rock n’ roll and that, combined with his musical prowess and lyrical skill, made him great.
Whether with Mudcrutch, Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, or his solo work, Petty consistently turned out hits.
Whittling his vast catalog down to just 10 essential songs is no easy task. We did it so you can honor the iconic musician the way he’d want you to — by enjoying his music.