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 
- 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.