Annotation

In early 2015, Tom Petty claimed Sam Smith's 2013 single "Stay With Me" ripped off this song. After Tom Petty contacted Smith about the issue, the two parties settled out of court. Petty and Lynne's names were added as songwriting credits on "Stay With Me" as a result of the settlement.

Annotation last modified on 2015-01-27 04:52 UTC.

Relationships

writer: Jeff Lynne
Tom Petty
publisher: EMI April Music Inc.
Gone Gator Music
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/19136 [info]
Songfacts: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1070 [info]
Wikidata: Q5979954 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Tom_Petty:I_Won't_Back_Down [info]
later parody versions: I Want That Crown

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1991-11-24 I Won't Back Down (live, 1991-11-24: Into the Great Live Open: Oakland, CA, USA) live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:06
1991 I Won't Back Down (live, 1991: Oakland, CA, USA) live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:38
2003-04-19 I Won't Back Down (live, 2003-04-19: The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA) live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:45
2003-05-28 I Won't Back Down (live, 2003-05-28: Adams Field House, Missoula, MT, USA) cover and live Pearl Jam ?:??
2003-05-30 Won’t Back Down (live, 2003-05-30: General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada) cover and live Pearl Jam 3:20
2003 I Won’t Back Down (live, 2003: Chicago, IL, USA) live Tom Petty ?:??
2005-09-01 I Won't Back Down (live, 2005-09-01: Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA, USA) cover and live Pearl Jam 3:32
2006-07-23 I Won't Back Down (live, 2006-07-23: Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA, USA) cover and live Pearl Jam 3:08
I Won't Back Down cover and live Pearl Jam 2:28
I Won't Back Down cover Wiglaf Droste & Das Spardosen-Terzett 2:19
I Won't Back Down cover Smokie 2:56
I Won't Back Down cover Everclear 3:07
I Won't Back Down cover Pearl Jam 2:26
I Won't Back Down cover and live Pearl Jam 2:26
I Won't Back Down cover Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors feat. Penny and Sparrow 3:51
I Won't Back Down cover Pickin' On Project 3:33
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 6:36
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:03
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:45
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:08
I Won't Back Down Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:08
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:07
I Won't Back Down Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:52
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:04
I Won't Back Down (live) live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:12
I Won't Back Down Tom Petty 3:31
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty ?:??
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty 0:42
I Won't Back Down cover POP ETC ?:??
I Won't Back Down live Tom Petty 3:08
I Won't Back Down (live) live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:03
I Won’t Back Down live Tom Petty 3:20
I Won’t Back Down cover Sam Elliott 2:12
I Won’t Back Down cover Lullaby Players 3:00
I Won’t Back Down live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:26
I Won’t Back Down Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2:57
I Won’t Back Down live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 4:59
I Won’t Back Down live Tom Petty 3:53
I Won’t Back Down cover Johnny Cash 2:12
I Won’t Back Down Tom Petty 2:56
I Won’t Back Down Tom Petty 2:57
I Won’t Back Down (5.1 mix) live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:30
I Won’t Back Down (Bridge School Benefit 1994) live Tom Petty 3:13
Won't Back Down cover and live Pearl Jam 2:26
Won't Back Down cover The Folk Implosion ?:??
Won't Back Down cover Edgewater 2:58
Won't Back Down cover Reel Big Fish 3:09
Won't Back Down / Learning to Fly cover and medley Ely Jaffe 4:19
Won’t Back Down cover David Essex 3:05