Refugee (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song)
|Single by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers|
|from the album Damn the Torpedoes|
|B-side||It's Rainin' Again|
|Released||January 11, 1980|
|Writer(s)||Tom Petty, Mike Campbell|
|Producer||Jimmy Iovine, Tom Petty|
|Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singles chronology|
"Refugee" is the title of a song recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in January 1980 as the second single from their album Damn the Torpedoes. It peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1980. The song is in compound AABA form.
- A cover version was recorded by The Chipmunks in 1980 for their Chipmunk Punk album.
- It was covered by Melissa Etheridge in 2005 for her Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled album, and reached #96 on the Billboard Pop 100.
- It was covered by Amy Ray and The Butchies while on tour in San Francisco
- The song is frequently covered live by Vains of Jenna, and included on their 2009 album The Art of Telling Lies.
- In 2011 The Gaslight Anthem covered the song on their live EP iTunes Session (The Gaslight Anthem EP).
- Tom Petty - lead vocal, guitar
- Mike Campbell - lead guitar, accordion, bass guitar
- Benmont Tench - organ, piano, background vocal
- Stan Lynch - drums, background vocal
- Ron Blair - bass guitar
- Jim Keltner - shaker, tambourine
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||23|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||2|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||24|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||15|
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- "Ultratop.be – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Refugee" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
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