Here Comes My Girl

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"Here Comes My Girl"
Single by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
from the album Damn the Torpedoes
B-side Louisiana Rain
Released April 7, 1980 (1980-04-07)
Format 7", 12" single
Recorded 1979
Genre Heartland rock
Length 4:27
Label Backstreet
Writer(s) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
Producer(s) Tom Petty, Jimmy Iovine
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singles chronology
"Refugee"
(1980)
"Here Comes My Girl"
(1980)
"The Waiting"
(1981)

"Here Comes My Girl" is a song written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, and recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, their third single from their breakthrough hit 1979 album, Damn the Torpedoes. It peaked at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in mid-1980.[1]

Content[edit]

Petty remembers Campbell's chords and tune on a cassette tape, and struggling with the lyrics. Bassist Ron Blair told Petty that what he had was a "really good piece of music." Petty learned to use narration in the verses, similar to Blondie or The Shangri-Las. Petty said the chorus was inspired by The Byrds.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by John Goodhue and was released in April 1980.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 59
Canadian RPM Top Singles 82
New Zealand Singles Chart 41

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles: 1955-2010, Record Research, 2011.