Refugee (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song)

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"Refugee"
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Single by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
from the album Damn the Torpedoes
B-side "It's Rainin' Again"
Released January 11, 1980 (1980-01-11)
Format 7"
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock
Length 3:25
Label Backstreet
Writer(s) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
Producer(s) Jimmy Iovine, Tom Petty
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singles chronology
"Don't Do Me Like That"
(1979)
"Refugee"
(1980)
"Here Comes My Girl"
(1980)

"Refugee" is 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.[1] The song is in compound AABA form.[2]

Notable covers[edit]

It was covered by Melissa Etheridge in 2005 for her Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled album, and reached No. 96 on the Billboard Pop 100.[citation needed] Other versions have been done by Vains of Jenna, Alvin and the Chipmunks,[3] and The Gaslight Anthem.[4]

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles: 1955-2010, Record Research, 2011.
  2. ^ Covach, John (2005), "Form in Rock Music: A Primer", in Stein, Deborah, Engaging Music: Essays in Music Analysis, New York: Oxford University Press, p.74-75, ISBN 0-19-517010-5 .
  3. ^ Chipmunk Punk Allmusic. Retrieved 10 July 2011
  4. ^ Baltlin, Steve (February 15, 2010). "A Look Back at the Knack's 'My Sharona'". Spinner.com. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Refugee" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Refugee". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts - 1980s (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  12. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1980 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1980-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  13. ^ "Pop Singles" Billboard December 20, 1980: TIA-10
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 

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