It’s Friday, so here’s the video for “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty

Why? Because it’s a great song, that’s why. Just look at how happy Tom Petty is about letting it out of that box and sharing it with us. Wouldn’t you be?

This isn’t actually a Heartbreakers song, despite the video’s caption. It was the first single from Petty’s first solo album, 1989′s Full Moon Fever. But the album’s full of contributions by various Heartbreakers, and the song would later appear on the band’s Greatest Hits album.

One of the Heartbreakers does appear in the video, but so do not one but two of the Beatles, one of whom didn’t even play on the track itself. Oh, and the song was co-written by a fellow non-Beatle Wilbury. Have you got all that?

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