Kevin Bacon and Jimmy Fallon Sing Horse-Filled Version of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'"

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Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon

"She loves horse hair, horse teeth and horse noses / She loves horseshoes, and horses too."

Kevin Bacon’s acting talents have won him many admirers. Who could forget his performances as a dancing revolutionary (Footloose), a hideous villain (Sleepers) and …old-school Tom Petty. 

The Golden Globe-winning actor appeared on The Tonight Show overnight, where he transformed into a rock star for a cover of Petty’s late '80s classic “Free Fallin,’” which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

Bacon and Jimmy Fallon horsed around for the “First Drafts of Rock” segment where they tackle the original version of a song, this time with a strong equidae theme (true story: Petty actually wrote the song to make Jeff Lynne laugh). 

Watch Bacon and Fallon perform "Free Horses” below. 

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.

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