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First Drafts of Rock: "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty (w/ Kevin Bacon)

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.

Tom Petty Originally Wrote 'Free Fallin'' Just to Make Jeff Lynne Laugh

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).

Check out Bacon and Fallon's performance of "Free Horses" above.

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0243 -- Pictured: Host Jimmy Fallon, Madonna and The Roots during the Music Room segment on April 9, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0354 -- Pictured: Musician Steve Turre performs with The Roots on October 27, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 26: Comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer, Jimmy Fallon presents The Roots with a Multi Platinum Plaque Award and The Philadelphia Music Alliance 2015 Walk of Fame Award at Philadelphia Music Alliance 2015 Walk Of Fame Gala at the Fillmore Philadelphia on October 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 26: Jimmy Fallon presents The Roots with a gift at The Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame Gala at The Fillmore Philadelphia October 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bill McCay/FilmMagic)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 26: Comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer, Jimmy Fallon presents The Roots with a Multi Platinum Plaque Award and The Philadelphia Music Alliance 2015 Walk of Fame Award at Philadelphia Music Alliance 2015 Walk Of Fame Gala at the Fillmore Philadelphia on October 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0322 -- Pictured: Musician Joe Bonamassa sits in with The Roots on September 3, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0321 -- Pictured: (l-r) An audience member and host Jimmy Fallon during Free Stylin' with The Roots on September 2, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0322 -- Pictured: Musician Joe Bonamassa sits in with The Roots on September 3, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0321 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber and host Jimmy Fallon during during Free Stylin' with The Roots on September 2, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0311 -- Pictured: Sir Ben Kingsley with The Roots on August 12, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0300 -- Pictured: Singer Donn T performs with The Roots on July 28, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0267 -- Pictured: Keven Eubanks sits in with The Roots on May 20, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0258 -- Pictured: Musician Jeff Bradshaw sits in with The Roots on May 7, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Mark Ronson and Mystikal perform with The Roots on February 10, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Mark Ronson and Mystikal perform with The Roots on February 10, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0204 -- Pictured: The Roots perform on February 4, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- 'Super Bowl XLIX' -- Pictured: (l-r) James 'Kamal' Gray, Mark Kelley, Kirk 'Captain Kirk' Douglas, Frank 'Knuckles' Walker, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter, David Guy, Ian Hendrickson-Smith and Damon 'Tuba Gooding Jr.' Bryson of The Roots perform on February 1, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- 'Super Bowl XLIX' -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs with The Roots on February 1, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0167 -- Pictured: Musician Anthony Kiedis performs with The Roots on November 20, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0151 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer George Clinton performs with The Roots on October 29, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0116 -- Pictured: Musician Sheila E. plays with The Roots on September 3, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0078 -- Pictured: Actress Rosario Dawson poses with The Roots on June 18, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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