"Louisiana Rain" was written by Tom Petty and appears as the final track on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' breakthrough album Damn the Torpedoes
. It is a stirring, emotional ballad closing out an album with many triumphant songs which would make them famous.
While this song did not see single release, three other songs on Damn the Torpedoes
which were released as chart-tackling singles include Don't Do Me Like That
, and Here Comes My Girl
. Rolling Stone
ranked the whole album #313 on its list of five hundred greatest albums of all time.Damn the Torpedoes
rose to #2 on the Billboard album charts and stayed there for seven weeks. What was keeping it from #1? Pink Floyd's The Wall