Archive | Oct 02, 2017

Certain Songs #1002: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – “American Girl”

Album: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Year: 1976

I don’t even know if I can do this. I’m practically shaking. I mean, it was already a shitty day — one of the shittiest days in recent history, really — and now Tom Petty? I mean, Tom Petty has been one of my musical heroes for decades.

So on an incredibly sad day no matter how you cut it, I invite you to listen to the joy in this song. Listen to how it just flies. It doesn’t make things better, but it’s a pretty good reminder of why Tom Petty’s music meant so much to so many for so long.