Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Nilsson – Jump Into The Fire

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247 – Nilsson – Jump Into The Fire (1971)
Written by Harry Nilsson
Produced by Richard Perry
Label – RCA/Victor

There’s a point in the outstanding Gangster epic “Goodfellas”, where lead character Henry Hill’s (Ray Liotta) coked out world of paranoia is finally reaching its implosion. The musical accompaniment is this fired up, pumping rocker from Harry Nilsson, a man well known for his own excess. The song fits the moment perfectly as the singer’s howls match the panic and fear portrayed on screen.

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2 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Nilsson – Jump Into The Fire

  1. Just got this one recently, haven’t heard it yet.
    Embarrassingly, still haven’t seen Goodfellas either – so now I’ll be looking for this song in 2 places!

  2. Nothing to be embarrassed about, I’ve not seen a Star Wars movie since “Return Of The Jedi”….now that’s embarrassing I guess.

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