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rkingkaraoke 98

Song:

Runnin' Down A Dream

Artist:

Tom Petty

Duets:

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I was really sad when I heard Tom Petty had died. I love all of his songs.
Almost used this for shocktober wk 2... but went with Red Right Hand instead.

I post this now as a tribute to Tom Petty. No contest, challenge or deadlines...
just for the fun of it... & because I just felt like singing one of his songs today.
I've always loved this song... but this was the 1st time I'd tried singing this one.
I Had to exercise my lower register here. lol, Hope you enjoy my rendition.
As always... Your comments are valued & appreciated... as are you!
Thanks for stopping by. (( Hugs)) Ruby

*Video compliments of youtube & is for nonprofit entertainment only
All rights reserved for the brilliant artists who helped to produce it.

Tom Petty - Running Down A Dream
Source Info - Wikipedia

Born Thomas Earl Petty
October 20, 1950
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Died October 2, 2017 (aged 66)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of death Complications of cardiac arrest
Occupation
Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor
Years active 1970–2017
Television King of the Hill (2004–2009)
Musical career
Genres Rock
Instruments
Vocals guitar
Labels Shelter, Backstreet, MCA, Warner Bros., American, Reprise
Associated acts Mudcrutch, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys, Stevie Nicks
Website tompetty.com

Single by Tom Petty
from the album Full Moon Fever
B-side "Alright For Now"
"Down the Line" (12" & CD only)
Released July 1989
Format 7", cassette,
12" & CD (UK only)
Recorded 1989
Genre Heartland rock, hard rock
Length 4:25
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Mike Campbell
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell

"Runnin' Down a Dream" is a song co-written and recorded by Tom Petty. It was released in July 1989 as the second single from his first solo album Full Moon Fever. "Runnin' Down a Dream" achieved reasonable chart success, reaching number 23 both in Canada and on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. It has since garnered significant airplay on classic rock stations and lent its name to the 2007 documentary on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Lyrics and music
The song was co-written by Mike Campbell, along with Petty and Jeff Lynne. It was a nod to Petty's musical roots, with the lyric "me and Del were singin' 'Little Runaway'" making reference to Del Shannon and "Runaway".

The song uses E major as a tonic, but makes ample use of chords outside that key, such as D, G, and C major chords. Some passages (including the extended outro) use a pedal point of E in the bass, while changing chords from E major to C and D major chords above it. The repeating fuzz guitar riff, using the notes B, B?, A, G, and E, lacks only a D to complete the hexatonic E blues scale.

Music video
The music video for "Runnin' Down a Dream", directed by Jim Lenahan, features animation, based on several episodes of the classic comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay, featuring a drawing style reminiscent of McCay's and showing Petty and a character who resembles Flip traveling through Slumberland. The 1933 film King Kong is also briefly referenced when Petty, atop the Chrysler Building, attempts to swat at attacking oversized mosquitoes, much like Kong swatting at the biplanes in the film.

In popular culture
It was used on the soundtrack for the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and was the official theme song of the 2006 NBA Finals as well as the 2008 NBA Finals. The song was also used by ABC in the 2010 NBA Finals when the presentation of the game reached the end of the third quarter and was phased out into a commercial break. The song is playable in Guitar Hero 5 and was released as downloadable content for Rock Band 2; in Guitar Hero 5 the master track is used. It closed Petty and the Heartbreakers' performance at the February 2008 Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show,[ encoda'ed with a long Mike Campbell guitar solo. The next morning, following the Patriots loss to the Giants, which ended their chance at perfection, the song was used during Super Bowl highlights on ESPN. It was also used in promotional segments of the 2008 MLB World Series. In 2011, the song was included in Tom Hanks's film Larry Crowne and on its soundtrack. In the animated television series King of the Hill episode "Arlen City Bomber", Lucky Kleinschmidt (voiced by Tom Petty) says "I'm gonna help you run down that dream, Bobby" of getting Bobby a fresh corn chip off the production line. The song was used in the Family Guy episode The Book of Joe when Brian achieves his "runner's high".

Rest In Peace Tom Petty

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KOKOMOELDIABLO

Comment by KOKOMOELDIABLOGOLD

hi ruby---sing the song

KOKOMOELDIABLO

Comment by KOKOMOELDIABLOGOLD

awright---and you be singing it good too---gurl---yeahhhhhh

KOKOMOELDIABLO

Comment by KOKOMOELDIABLOGOLD

fantastic sing--lovely voce---you took it to top of the chart---doll---wtg

KOKOMOELDIABLO

Comment by KOKOMOELDIABLOGOLD

1margarita---on de button

KOKOMOELDIABLO

Comment by KOKOMOELDIABLOGOLD

cheers

Agent_Coulsen

Comment by Agent_Coulsen

Ummmm......
Same song ...... LOL.....!!!!

Agent_Coulsen

Comment by Agent_Coulsen

Mine is slightly more ADHD....!!!!!!

Agent_Coulsen

Comment by Agent_Coulsen

Sorta like when the Adorable Violet hides my medication......

Agent_Coulsen

Comment by Agent_Coulsen

It's like.....
"Sure ..... have another vodka & see if you can drop the mic again...!!!!"

rkingkaraokeLEVEL 98

Comment by rkingkaraokeSNAP-STAR

Ummmm......
Same song ...... LOL.....!!!! Agent_Coulsen

Ha! Great minds mate...
With Great musical taste!

rkingkaraokeLEVEL 98

Comment by rkingkaraokeSNAP-STAR

It's like.....
"Sure ..... have another vodka & see if you can drop the mic again...!!!!" Agent_Coulsen

Hey... don't blame it on my friend vodka!

rkingkaraokeLEVEL 98

Comment by rkingkaraokeSNAP-STAR

Mine is slightly more ADHD....!!!!!! Agent_Coulsen

Yes...
& mine is AHDV

Are you still trying to figure out what that stands for? LOL

rkingkaraokeLEVEL 98

Comment by rkingkaraokeSNAP-STAR

Mine is slightly more ADHD....!!!!!! Agent_Coulsen

Yes...
& mine is AHDV

Are you still trying to figure out what that stands for? LOLrkingkaraoke

Do you give up?

rkingkaraokeLEVEL 98

Comment by rkingkaraokeSNAP-STAR

Mine is slightly more ADHD....!!!!!! Agent_Coulsen

Yes...
& mine is AHDV

Are you still trying to figure out what that stands for? LOLrkingkaraoke

Do you give up?rkingkaraoke

Well... I'll let you drink....
I mean think on it....
Maybe sleep on it...
then think about it some more tomorrow
And then I'll tell ya later!

Agent_Coulsen

Comment by Agent_Coulsen

Mine is slightly more ADHD....!!!!!! Agent_Coulsen

Yes...
& mine is AHDV

Are you still trying to figure out what that stands for? LOLrkingkaraoke

Ummmm........
Allo Here's Da Vodka....?

rkingkaraokeLEVEL 98

Comment by rkingkaraokeSNAP-STAR

Mine is slightly more ADHD....!!!!!! Agent_Coulsen

Yes...
& mine is AHDV

Are you still trying to figure out what that stands for? LOLrkingkaraoke

Ummmm........
Allo Here's Da Vodka....? Agent_Coulsen

HA!!! So funny! roflol!
And what a Wonderful guess... I like it!

But no...
it stands for...

A Historic Dream Video!

Mine... has a historic dream video in it...
Does yours? LOL

I didn't think so!

I really should have said Mine is more...
ATPHDV

Know what that stands for...

& no its not...
Aussie takes pot, hides da vodka

Because that just wouldn't be right at all!

ImaChristian2

Comment by ImaChristian2GOLD

Time to shed my winter fat and show off my spring rolls. LOL!

Is this a chat room? LOL!

ImaChristian2

Comment by ImaChristian2GOLD

Time to shed my winter fat and show off my spring rolls. LOL!

Wow! you sound great Ruby!

ImaChristian2

Comment by ImaChristian2GOLD

Time to shed my winter fat and show off my spring rolls. LOL!

You really do! Love the way you sounded telling Agent that he should give up! LOL! Oh wait, that says "Do you give up?" LOL! My BAD!

ImaChristian2

Comment by ImaChristian2GOLD

Time to shed my winter fat and show off my spring rolls. LOL!

This is one fine performance and I love this backing track! Got your LIB! You Rawked it SISTAH!