7 Best Tom Petty Love Songs & Party Hits for Weddings

Tom Petty is the frontman for the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. My list is for Tom Petty solo and also for the band as a whole.

I assembled my favorite Tom Petty wedding songs that can be added to any playlist.

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Tom Petty Wedding Hits

Learning to Fly

Released in 1991on the album Into the Great Wide Open
As a son or daughter grows up an analogy can be made that they are learning to fly and spread their wings. With this analogy, the song makes for a great Mother-Son or Father-Daughter dance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing


Released in 1991on the album Wildflowers
With the following lyrics, Wildflowers makes for a great Father-Daughter or Mother-Son dance song.

Wildflowers can also make for a great processional song with the following lyrics:

Run away, find you a lover
Go away somewhere all bright and new

American Girl

Released in 1977 on the album Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
If you have a loving relationship with your lover that you have been through many twists and turns, this song could be your first dance song or accent to the cake cutting.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

With lots of places to run to
And if she had to die tryin’
She had one little promise she was gonna keep

Free Fallin’

Released in 1989 on the album Full Moon Fever
If you want to take the title of the song as a metaphor that you are free-falling in love, then this is a great First Dance song as a married couple.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

She’s a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too

Here Comes My Girl

Released in 1980 on the album Damn the Torpedoes
Love this song as a groom waits for his bride to walk down the aisle to the altar. This song can make for a great Bride Entrance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Here comes my girl, here comes my girl
Yeah, and she looks so right; she is all I need tonight

Angel Dream

Released in 1996 on the album She’s the One Soundtrack
Probably the most appropriate wedding song on our list and makes for a perfect First Dance song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Yeah I found an angel, I found my place
I can only thank God it was not too late

I Won’t Back Down

Released in 1989 on the album Full Moon Fever
If you are looking for a more serious or light-hearted song, depending on your participants, for your garter toss or bouquet toss, this is the song to capture the moment.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down

Tom Petty’s Highest-Charting Singles

  • #7 Free Fallin’, 1989
  • #10 Don’t Do Me Like That, 1979
  • #12 I Won’t Back Down, 1989
  • #13 Don’t Come Around Here No More, 1985
  • #13 You Don’t Know How It Feels, 1994
  • #14 Mary Jane’s Last Dance, 1993
  • #15 Refugee, 1980
  • #18 Jammin’ Me, 1987
  • # 19 The Waiting, 1981
  • #20 You Got Lucky, 1982
  • #21 Change of Heart, 1983
  • #23 Runnin’ Down a Dream, 1989
  • #28 Learning to Fly, 1991

I hope you enjoyed my list of Tom Petty wedding songs. If you have a song not on my list that you think should be, please comment below so I can add it to my list.

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