A lot of big names went into the creation of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” The single was written by Tom Petty and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics. The title of the song came to Tom when he overheard Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac throwing Joe Walsh of the Eagles out of her house after a party. And the music video was inspired by the literary work of Lewis Carroll.
“Don’t Come Around Here No More” peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard’s U.S. Album Rock Tracks chart in 1985. The video borrows heavily from Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland with Tom Petty playing the part of the Mad Hatter. In the end, Alice is turned into a cake, only to be eaten by Tom and others. Oh, it’s a trip.