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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: “Don’t Come Around Here No More”

The Hook: Eurythmic Dave Stewart was a fun guy to work with, with some clever musical ideas, too.

Year: 1985

Album: Southern Accents

Writers: Tom Petty and Dave Stewart

Stats: Peaked at number-two on Billboard’s Album Rock Tracks chart and number-13 on the Hot 100.

Background: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell says he really enjoyed working with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics on “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” the lead single from Petty’s 1985 album, Southern Accents.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell on working with Eurythmics Dave Stewart on “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” OC:…I thought. :18

“He was funny. He’s a lot of fun. He came along at a time when we were really kind of bogged down and kind of bored with ourselves. I like the part at the end where it starts out with a Eurythmics sort of drum machine trip and at the end there’s a point where we kick in with the live drums and it kind of goes to double time at the end. That was a pretty clever idea, I thought.”