Even if I don’t know Tom Petty’s music so well to call myself a big fan of him, I love some of his song so much and his passing away saddened me. Many decided to remember him with “Free Fallin'” but my favorite songs by him (and The Heartbreakers) are “American Girl” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”.
While I often listen to “American Girl” because it puts me in a good mood, I haven’t listened to “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” for a while. I’ve always loved this song and the video, with Kim Basinger in the role of the dead object of desire of Petty, who wants to dance with her a last dance. I find it very romantic. This video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video in 1994. Just another great song from the ’90s.