Don't Do Me Like That

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"Don't Do Me Like That"
U.S. 7" vinyl
Single by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
from the album Damn the Torpedoes
B-side "Casa Dega" (US)
"Century City" (UK)
Released November 5, 1979 (1979-11-05)
Format 7"
Genre Rock
Length 2:44
Label Backstreet
Writer(s) Tom Petty
Producer(s) Tom Petty, Jimmy Iovine
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singles chronology
"Listen to Her Heart"
"Don't Do Me Like That"

"Don't Do Me Like That" is a song written by Tom Petty and recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in November 1979 as the first single from the album Damn the Torpedoes (1979). It reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first Top 10 hit.[1] The single also peaked at number 3 in Canada.

Petty strongly considered giving the song to The J. Geils Band because he thought it had their sound, but was convinced by producer Jimmy Iovine to include it on the album because he sensed it would be a hit.[2]

In film[edit]

The song appeared in the 2009 romantic comedy It's Complicated starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. Streep and Baldwin's character dance to the song in a bar. It also appeared in the movie My Best Friend's Girl.

Single track listings[edit]

  • "Don't Do Me Like That" b/w "Casa Dega"
    Backstreet 41138 (US)
  • "Don't Do Me Like That" b/w "Century City"
    "Something Else" (Live) b/w "Stories We Could Tell" (Live)
    Backstreet MCA 596 (UK 2x7" single)

Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles: 1955-2010, Record Research, 2011.
  2. ^ Bosso, Joe. "Tom Petty: Damn The Torpedoes Deluxe Edition review track-by-track". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Pop Singles" Billboard December 20, 1980: TIA-10

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