- Breakdown (Tom Petty song)
Name = Breakdown
Cover size =
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
Genre = Rock
Length = 2:42
Label = Shelter
Producer = Denny Cordell
Audio sample? =
Last single =
This single = "Breakdown"
Next single = "American Girl"
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)
Played live, Petty sometimes incorporated "Breakdown" with
Ray Charles' " Hit the Road Jack".
Name = Breakdown
from Album = Warm Leatherette
B-side = "Breakdown"
Released = 1980, US promo only
Length = 3:10
Island RecordsIS 49603
Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin
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 Quatroon her album " If You Knew Suzi" (1978) and by Grace Joneson 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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