80s Song of the Day: Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Baby you could never look me in the eye
Yeah you buckle with the weight of the words

stop dragging

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was released on July 8, 1981, with Kind of Woman as the B side. It was the first single from Stevie Nicks’ debut solo album, Bella Donna.

The song, written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks. It reached No. 5 in Canada and No. 10 in Australia.

Watch the music video for the song, which was the 25th video played on the day MTV launched (August 1, 1981).

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