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"American Girl" is a rock song written by Tom Petty and recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for their self-titled debut album in 1976. It has been consistently rated as his best song and one of the best rock songs of all time, and has been called "more than a classic rock standard — it's practically part of the American literary canon." It has also been used in several movies and television shows, often during a scene in which a character, much like the protagonist in the song's lyrics, is "longing for something bigger than their current existence." American Girl was the last song performed in concert by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. " They could have just called me and found out it wasn't true. I was living in an apartment where I was right by the freeway. You can tell she's been raised on promises." Please reorganize this content to explain the subject's impact on popular culture, using references to reliable sources, rather than simply listing appearances. The song has been featured in several Hollywood films and episodes of television shows, most notably FM (1978), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Sopranos (1999), Scrubs (2001), Chasing Liberty (2004), Parks and Recreation (2009), Ricki and the Flash (2015) and The Handmaid's Tale (2017).
Petty died of complications from cardiac arrest after an accidental prescription medication overdose on October 2, just more than a week later. According to Tom Petty, The Strokes have admitted to taking the riff for their 2001 single, "Last Nite", from this song.
American Girl was written by Tom Petty around the time he and the Heartbreakers signed their first recording contract. In a 2006 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Petty said "The Strokes took 'American Girl', and I saw an interview with them where they actually admitted it. I was like, 'OK, good for you.' It doesn't bother me." Roger Mc Guinn of The Byrds (a major influence on Petty's music), released his own version of "American Girl" on his Thunderbyrd LP in 1977.
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