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Kevin Bacon + Jimmy Fallon Recreate Tears For Fears Hit: Look + Listen

For the late night talk show’s “First Drafts of Rock,” segment, Kevin Bacon joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to perform an alternate version of Tears for Fears’ 1985 song “Head Over Heels.”

Complete with ’80s haircuts and in standing in for Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, Bacon and Fallon showcased their fictitious supposed “first draft” of the New Wave song. While the original version opens with “I wanted to be with you alone / and talk about the weather,” the satirical version takes the discussion of the weather to the next level with “Got a degree in meteorology / to talk about the weather,” croons Jimmy “According to the dew point the humidity’s up as the temperatures climb / that’s just, just, just summertime” as Kevin “Oh, you’ll feel sun,” Bacon adds. “And this is my 4-day forecast / look at the map, don’t need an app / this is my 4-day forecast.”

Not the first time the famous actor’s appeared on The Tonight Show to reimagine a classic rock song, in 2019, the musician/thespian joined the show’s host for a revision of the Clash’s 1982 hit “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” The pair also rewrote everything from Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” to The Beach Boys’ “Fun Fun Fun” and The Kinks’ “Lola.” Chris Stapleton even joined the duo for a version of ZZ Top’s “Legs” several years back.

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Author: Al Denté

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