I Need to Know (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song)
|"I Need to Know"|
|Single by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers|
|from the album You're Gonna Get It!|
|B-side||"No Second Thoughts"|
|Recorded||Shelter Studios, Hollywood, late 1977|
|Genre||Hard rock, power pop|
|Producer(s)||Denny Cordell, Noah Shark, Tom Petty|
|Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singles chronology|
"I Need to Know" is a song written by Tom Petty and recorded by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in 1978 as the first single from their second album You're Gonna Get It!. It peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1978. This song as well as "Listen to Her Heart" was already being played live in concert as early as June 14, 1977, as is evidenced in a performance on Germany's music television show, "Rockpalast".
Stevie Nicks (of Fleetwood Mac) has been performing "I Need to Know" live in her solo concerts since 1981. Nicks also performed this song with Tom Petty together on Petty's 30th anniversary concert, (which was filmed and released on DVD as Runnin' Down a Dream).
Hour of the Wolf recorded a cover for their 2012 greatest hits album, Decompositions Vol. II.
- You're Gonna Get It!
- Pack Up The Plantation: Live!
- Greatest Hits
- Anthology: Through The Years
- The Live Anthology
- This song is part of the soundtrack in Rock Band 3.
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||46|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||41|
|U.S. Cash Box Top 100||53|
- Joel Whitburn, Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles: 1955-2010, Record Research, 2011.
- "Tom Petty Live In Rockpalast 1977—在线播放—优酷网，视频高清在线观看". V.youku.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
- Reilly, Jim (2010-08-20). "Rock Band 3 Set List Revealed - IGN". Ps3.ign.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
- Cash Box Top 100 Singles, August 5, 1978