YMMV / Tom Petty

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Making sure everyone got their money back out of his own pocket after a 2013 show was cut short by an overzealous fire marshal [1]
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Full Moon Fever
    • Damn The Torpedoes and Wildflowers often compete with Full Moon Fever for the title of best Petty album
  • Ear Worm: "Free Fallin"
  • Epic Riff: Many, such as "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and "American Girl".
  • Face of the Band: Played straight here.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: When the Heartbreakers first started out. His first album with the Heartbreakers wasn't well received in the U.S., but it was a huge hit in Britain.
  • Misattributed Song: Petty sounded so much like Roger McGuinn on "American Girl" that when McGuinn first heard it he briefly thought it was a song he recorded but somehow forgot about. McGuinn eventually did a Cover Version.