Remembering Tom Petty : Five Essential Tracks

Remembering Tom Petty : Five Essential Tracks

Rest in peace, thank you for teaching me how to fly.
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Singer songwriter and rock legend Tom Petty passed away last week. He was 66. Tom Petty may not have been as a big a name for our generation as he was for our parents, but he was an icon and influenced many. On a personal note, Tom Petty has been an all time favorite of mine since I was really little. What made his music so special was that he sang and wrote about life. His songs weren't lusty love ballads or heartbroken croonings, but real, acoustic, testaments to life and all that comes with it.

1. Learning To Fly (1991)


From his eighth studio album Learning to Fly is one of Tom Petty's most iconic hits. This song will forever be an example of the legacy he left behind. It's the first song of his, that at the tender age of 10, I remember falling in love with. This song is pure poetry, it flows so beautifully. It's a song about life and all the growing pains that come with it. This was one of the first songs I remember, that really resonated with me. It's a timeless song that will never not ring true. This is the case with much of Tom Petty's music.

2. I Won't Back Down (1989)


This is a more recent favorite. From his debut solo studio album, Full Moon Fever, I Won't Back Down is another classic from Tom Petty. It's one of his most famous hits. Remembered for it's powerful lyrics and strong message, this song is classic Tom Petty. Like so many of his songs, this anthem isn't about love but life and human strength.

3. You Don't Know How It Feels


From his second solo studio album Wildflowers, this is another one of my personal favorite Tom Petty classics. It's a slight change from his earlier work. This piece is more folksy, but not out od the ordinary for Tom Petty. If I were to describe Tom Petty's style in one word it would be authentic. I think this song is a prime example of that quality, how he strived to include that in his music and how much it defined his identity as an artist.

4. Free Fallin (1989)


Tom Petty's 1989 hit Free Fallin' is another hit from his first solo studio album Full Moon Fever. Like many of his songs, this is another one that is beloved by his fans. It's been preformed at more then a few historic events such as the 1989 MTV Video Awards and the 2008 Superbowl Halftime show. Free Fallin' also currently holds the 117 spot on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

5. Stop Draggin My Heart Around (1981)


For this 1981 hit, Petty partnered with acclaimed rocker and songstress Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac). Stop Draggin' My Heart Around was one of the most popular tracks on her first studio solo album Bella Donna. It's one of my personal favorites, not only because it features Stevie Nicks, but it's one of Tom Petty's most underrated duet performances. The lyrics and music are only bit of what makes this song so great. The other being, the chemistry between the two icons, no wonder rumors swirled that they were an item. Over the next 40 years, Nicks and Petty would team up multiple times. The last being a summer show in London this year at which Petty brought her out on stage to preform this very song.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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    This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

    1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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    Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

    2. Fortune tellers.

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    Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

    3.Bunnicula

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    You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

    4. Silly bands.

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    You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

    5. Parachutes.

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    The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

    6. Putty Erasers

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    You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

    7. iPod shuffle.

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    The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

    8. "Education Connection"

    You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

    9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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    The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

    10. Dance Dance Revolution

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    This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

    11. Tamagotchi

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    Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

    12. Gym Scooters

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    You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

    13. Scholastic book fairs

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    Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

    14.Go-Gurt

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    Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

    15. Slap Bracelets

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    Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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