Watch Wilco Cover Tom Petty's First No. 1 Hit

They played "The Waiting," from Petty & the Heartbreakers' Hard Promises.

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Watch Wilco Cover Tom Petty's First No. 1 Hit

Tributes to departed American icon Tom Petty have been pouring in since his death on Monday. Yesterday, we brought you this video of Coldplay and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck performing “Free Fallin,’” and this one of The National playing “Damaged By Love,” from Petty’s 2006 album Highway Companion.

Last night at the Irving Music Factory in Irving, Texas, Wilco showed their love with a faithful cover of Petty’s “The Waiting,” the lead single from 1981’s Hard Promises and Petty’s first ever No. 1 single on the U.S. Rock Charts. Nine more would follow: “You Got Lucky,” “Jammin’ Me,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “Free Fallin’,” “Learning to Fly,” “Out in the Cold,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” (Incredibly, Petty never scored a Top 5 single on the regular U.S. Charts, with “Free Fallin’” reaching as high as No. 7 in 1989.)

On Monday, Wilco also posted this video of them playing Petty’s “Listen to Her Heart” way back in 1995.

Check out Wilco below, and click here to watch rare footage of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers playing the last ever show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on Dec. 30, 1978.

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