Breakdown (Tom Petty song)


Breakdown (Tom Petty song)

Infobox Single
Name = Breakdown


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Artist = Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Album = Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
A-side = Breakdown
B-side = The Wild One, Forever
Released = 1976
Format = 7"
Recorded = Shelter Studios, Hollywood
1976
Genre = Rock
Length = 2:42
Label = Shelter
Writer = Tom Petty
Producer = Denny Cordell
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Last single =
This single = "Breakdown"
(1976)
Next single = "American Girl"
(1977)
Misc =
"Breakdown" is the first single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut album.

ingle track listings

*"Breakdown" b/w "The Wild One Forever"
Shelter 62006 (1976)
*"Breakdown" b/w "Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)"
Shelter 62008 (1977)

Chart performance

In concert

Played live, Petty sometimes incorporated "Breakdown" with Ray Charles' "Hit the Road Jack".

Album appearances

*"Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" (1976)
*"FM original soundtrack" (1978)
*""Greatest Hits" (1993)
*"Playback" (1995)
*"" (2000)

Cover versions

Infobox Single
Name = Breakdown


Artist = Grace Jones
from Album = Warm Leatherette
B-side = "Breakdown"
Released = 1980, US promo only
Format = 7" single
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Genre = Disco
Length = 3:10
Label = Island Records IS 49603
Writer = Tom Petty
Producer = Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin
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Chart position =
Last single = "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" (1980)
This single = "Breakdown" (1980)
Next single = "Demolition Man" (1981)
Misc =
Breakdown was covered by Suzi Quatro on her album "If You Knew Suzi" (1978) and by Grace Jones on her album "Warm Leatherette" (1980). For Grace Jones' recording, Petty wrote a third verse:

"It's OK if you must go"
"I'll understand if you don't"
"You say goodbye right now"
"I'll still survive somehow"
"Why should we let this drag on?"


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