Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
You Know Hook Of Free Fallin’ Don’t You
Try mentioning to someone “Free Fallin” and their initial impulse will definitely be to exclaim how they pretty much love that song. They might even start singing the song to you and surely enough in a way where they will only miss the high notes. Unless otherwise they have exceptional vocal skills as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
One important reason why the label firstly thought of “Free Fallin” to be as a dubious advertisement prospect is the fact that it was solidly rooted within the specific social, cultural as well as the geographical realities of Los Angeles. The recording executives just had their misgivings thinking that people in the Iowa area might end up not being able to connect and relate to whatever it is the song was trying to relay, a message about “living in Reseda.” It is safe to say the lyrical grounding of this music may have been been the real secret to its success.
In an interview during one of their Yamaha sponsored concerts, Tom Petty confessed that one of the main allusions of the song was him leaving his beloved in LA while metaphorically combining the staple elements of the city to make memorable his departure.