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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
    Authors »
Tom Petty, Mike/Michael Campbell

    Year Written »
1981

    Lyrics »

Baby you'll come knocking on my front door
Same old line you used to use before
I said ya... well... what am I supposed to do
I didn't know what I was getting into

So you've had a little trouble in town
Now you're keeping some demons down
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around

It's hard to think about what you've wanted
It's hard to think about what you've lost
This doesn't have to be the big get even
This doesn't have to be anything at all

I know you really want to tell me good-bye
I know you really want to be your own girl

Baby you could never look me in the eye
Yeah you buckle with the weight of the words
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around

There's people running 'round loose in the world
Ain't got nothin' better to do
Than make a meal of some bright eyed kid
You need someone looking after you

I know you really want to tell me goodbye
I know you really want to be your own girl

Baby you could never look me in the eye
Yeah you buckle with the weight of the words
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my...
Stop draggin' my heart around

Stop draggin' my heart aroun

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    Performances »
Performance #1:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:02
Performers Tom Petty (Guitar), Tom Petty (Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Mike/Michael Campbell (Guitar), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Ladies Vocals By), Stevie Nicks (Lead Vocals By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Ladies Vocals By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 3 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 - Sep 12, 1981 - Sep 19, 1981 - Sep 26, 1981 - Oct 3, 1981 - Oct 10, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 21 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 50 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 1
Appears On
Enchanted (1998)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:04
Performers Chris Lord-Alge (Remixed By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Tom Petty (Guitar), Tom Petty (Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Mike/Michael Campbell (Guitar), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Shelly Yakus (Engineered By)
Comments(Remix)
Appears On
Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks (1991)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:02
Performers Tom Petty (Guitar), Tom Petty (Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Mike/Michael Campbell (Guitar), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Ladies Vocals By), Stevie Nicks (Lead Vocals By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Ladies Vocals By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 3 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 - Sep 12, 1981 - Sep 19, 1981 - Sep 26, 1981 - Oct 3, 1981 - Oct 10, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 21 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 50 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 1
Appears On
Atlantic Records 50 Years: Gold Anniversary Collection (1998)
Various Artists
Bella Donna (1981)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1984-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
Appears On
Dreamer (1992)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #5:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:02
Performers Tom Petty (Guitar), Tom Petty (Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Mike/Michael Campbell (Guitar), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Ladies Vocals By), Stevie Nicks (Lead Vocals By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Ladies Vocals By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 3 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 - Sep 12, 1981 - Sep 19, 1981 - Sep 26, 1981 - Oct 3, 1981 - Oct 10, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 21 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 50 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 1
Appears On
An Enchanted Hour With Stevie Nicks (1998)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #6:
Date Performance 1991-11-11
Running Time 4:44
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Los Angeles on the Timespace tour.
Appears On
Live In Los Angeles (Pretty Mac Goes Metal) (1991)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #7:
Date Performance 1993-00-00
Running Time 4:43
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live in Hollywood, CA
Appears On
Livespace (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #8:
Date Performance 1993-00-00
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded live at The Whiskey.
Appears On
Live At The Whiskey (1993)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #9:
Date Performance 1986-06-21
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded at Poplar Creek, Chicago
Appears On
Cloaks And Daggers (1992)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #10:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:12
Performers Tom Petty (Vocal), Tom Petty (Guitar), Mike/Michael Campbell (Lead Guitar), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass Guitar), Tom Petty (Produced By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Shelly Yakus (Engineered By), George Drakoulias (Mixed By), Jim Scott (Mixed By)
CommentsRecorded at: Sound City, Van Nuys, CA and Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA. Mixed at: Johnny Yuma Recordings, Burbank, CA. Same backing track heard on "Bella Donna" but without Stevie's vocals (Tom's instead) The crafty Iovine had scored big by lifting "Because the Night," a song from a Springsteen album he was working on, and giving it to Patti Smith, and he pulled the old switch again with this Heartbreakers outtake he passed onto Stevie Nicks. Originally Petty had offered Nicks "Insider," but that turned out to be exactly the sort of song she wrote all the time. She wanted something different from what she could come up with and "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" was it. Stevie cut her hit version over the Heartbreakers track. This is the original. Listening to it now, Petty says, "I realized it's really a very different song when I sing it."
Appears On
Playback (1995)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Performance #11:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:02
Performers Tom Petty (Guitar), Tom Petty (Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Mike/Michael Campbell (Guitar), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Ladies Vocals By), Stevie Nicks (Lead Vocals By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Ladies Vocals By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 3 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 - Sep 12, 1981 - Sep 19, 1981 - Sep 26, 1981 - Oct 3, 1981 - Oct 10, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 21 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 50 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 1
Appears On
The Fleetwood Mac Family Album (1996)
Various Artists
Super Saver: Greatest Hits (1999)
Various Artists
The Rolling Stone Collection: Sounds Of The Eighties, 1980-1981 (1995)
Various Artists
Performance #12:
Date Performance 1986-06-21
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
CommentsRecorded at Poplar Creek, Chicago
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1994)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #13:
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
Commentsby Stevie Nicks (solo tour)
Appears On
Next Stop: Main(e) Road (1991)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #14:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:02
Performers Tom Petty (Guitar), Tom Petty (Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Mike/Michael Campbell (Guitar), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Ladies Vocals By), Stevie Nicks (Lead Vocals By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Ladies Vocals By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 3 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 - Sep 12, 1981 - Sep 19, 1981 - Sep 26, 1981 - Oct 3, 1981 - Oct 10, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 21 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 50 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 1
Appears On
Startrak Profiles (1988)
Fleetwood Mac
Up Close (1994)
Stevie Nicks
Off The Record (1992)
Stevie Nicks
Up Close (1989)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #15:
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals)
Appears On
Superstar Concert Series (1984)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #16:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:02
Performers Tom Petty (Guitar), Tom Petty (Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Mike/Michael Campbell (Guitar), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Ladies Vocals By), Stevie Nicks (Lead Vocals By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Ladies Vocals By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 3 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 - Sep 12, 1981 - Sep 19, 1981 - Sep 26, 1981 - Oct 3, 1981 - Oct 10, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 21 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 50 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 1
Appears On
Jim Ladd's Innerview (1981)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #17:
Date Performance 1981-07-27
Running Time 4:33
Performers Stevie Nicks (Vocals), Roy Bittan (Piano), Sharon Celani (Back-Up Vocals), Bob Glaub (Bass), (Ms.) Bobbye Hall (Percussion), Russ(ell) Kunkel (Drums), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Back-Up Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Keyboards), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Synthesizer), Waddy (Robert) Wachtel (Guitar), Waddy (Robert) Wachtel (Vocals), Jimmy Iovine (Music Produced By)
Appears On
In Concert (1983)
Stevie Nicks
Performance #18:
Date Performance 1981-00-00
Running Time 4:02
Performers Tom Petty (Guitar), Tom Petty (Vocals), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Mike/Michael Campbell (Guitar), Donald (Duck) Dunn (Bass), Stan Lynch (Drums), Phil Jones (Percussion), Sharon Celani (Ladies Vocals By), Stevie Nicks (Lead Vocals By), Tom Petty (Produced By), Jimmy Iovine (Produced By), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Ladies Vocals By)
CommentsChart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 3 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 - Sep 12, 1981 - Sep 19, 1981 - Sep 26, 1981 - Oct 3, 1981 - Oct 10, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 21 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 50 Peak Dates: Sep 5, 1981 Weeks On Charts: 1
Appears On
I Can't Wait (1986)
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks: Bella Donna (1981)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
The Best Of Stevie Nicks (1984)
Hal Leonard
The Best Of Stevie Nicks: Timespace (1991)
Warner Brothers Publications Inc.
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around/Kind Of Woman (1981)
Stevie Nicks
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around/Leather And Lace (1982)
Stevie Nicks
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around/Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (1981)
Stevie Nicks

    Comments »

(C) 1981 Published by Gone Gator Music (ASCAP)/Wild Gator Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. Stevie Nicks: "Inspired by Jimmy Iovine. Jimmy (Iovine) played this song to me while he was still finishing Tom's album; it was one of those songs that Tom was not going to do, and he told him that I could do it. I wasn't used to doing other people's songs, so I didn't really like the idea at first...but I loved Tom Petty, so I agreed to try. So we went into the studio and sang it live, together. I was completely entranced, and I instantly fell into love with the song. Duets were the things I loved the most...maybe this was a second beginning...And we would sing like no one else, and nobody else would ever sing...like us."

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2010-09-24