The Petty Archives

Top Single Picks: Pop
Billboard -- November 17, 1979

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS -- Don't Do Me Like That (2:40); producers: Tom Petty, Jimmy Iovine; writer: Tom Petty; publisher: Skyhill BMI, Backstreet MCA41138 (MCA). The first single from Petty's fast-climbing LP has a strong lyrical hook backed up by some solid mid to fast rock instrumentation. The vocal is urgent and the single and LP may just be the ticket to this artist's potential superstardom.