Friday, August 2, 2019

A Window Above: Don't Do Me Like That

Song: "Don't Do Me Like That"
Writer: Tom Petty
Original Release: October 19, 1979
Band: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Album: Damn the Torpedoes

"Don't Do Me Like That" was the first Top 10 hit on the Billboard charts for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.  Petty nearly gave it to the J. Geils Band as he felt it fit their sound better.  In truth, he may have been right as it doesn't exactly fit with the rest of the Heartbreakers' catalog.  Nonetheless, I would probably claim it as my favorite from their opus.  The instrumental opening is one of the all-time greats.

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Enjoy: A Window Above

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  1. I don't know if I even realized this was Petty.
    It's not in my normal catalog of Petty songs.
    I can hear the J. Geils sound in it though.

    1. Now that I know, I can definitely hear J. Geils in there. But I'm glad he kept it for himself. The Heartbreakers were the better band, regardless of style or sound.

  2. Awesome! I'm leaning to play Happy Birthday on piano!

  3. thank you for sharing an awesome song from Tom Petty

  4. Great song. Always enjoy some Tom Petty. Thanks for sharing. :)