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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Learning To Fly

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  • 2010
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“Learning To Fly” is a popular track by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was written in 1991 by Tom Petty and his writing partner Jeff Lynne for the album Into the Great Wide Open. “Learning to Fly” was released as the first single from Into the Great Wide Open and reached #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also became his most successful single on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, reaching the top of the chart and remaining at the summit for six weeks. Though the entire song is based on only four simple chords, (A minor, C, F, and G), it is considered to have a unique structure and sound, making it a top hit for Petty. It was used on the Chicago Bulls’ 1991 NBA championship video and featured on the soundtrack of the 2005 film Elizabethtown.. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Learning to fly ... I'm learning to fly ... Ooh ooh

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More songs by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (See Charts): U Get Me High, A Woman In Love (It'S Not Me), The Waiting, Breakdown, Refugee, Mary Jane'S Last Dance, and American Girl.

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