Harry Nilsson

Jump into the Fire

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Easily one of Harry Nilsson's hardest-rocking songs, "Jump Into the Fire" was a huge FM radio staple throughout the early '70s. Heavily influenced by the Rolling Stones, it would not have been out of place on one of their early-'70s albums. Lyrically, on the surface, it's a hot lovers plea; however, it could easily be taken as a plea to society as a whole. Like a lot of Nilsson's greatest songs, it works on many different levels. R&B legend LaVern Baker cut a hot version on Everybody Sings Nilsson.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Nilsson Schmilsson 1971 Bmg Camden 7:07
Songwriter 1972 RCA 2:54
No Image 1974 BMG
All-Time Greatest Hits 1978 RCA 2:54
No Image 1978 3:37
Everybody's Talkin' & Other Hits 1989 RCA
Sounds of the Seventies: More AM Nuggets 1994
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:36
18 Screamers from the 70s 1995
Various Artists
Rhino / JCI Associated Labels 3:36
The Best of Nilsson 1999 Pair 0:00
Legendary 2000 BMG International 7:03
Everybody's Talkin' [Armoury] 2001 Armoury Records 7:03
Instant Party: Hot! Hot! Hot! 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:31
Without You 2001 DJ Specialist / Disky 3:34
Greatest Hits [2002] 2002 BMG Heritage / RCA
Greatest Hits [BMG Japan] 2002 BMG 3:33
The Best of Harry Nilsson [BMG Import] 2003 Camden / BMG UK & Ireland 0:00
The Girl Next Door 2004
Original Soundtrack
Lakeshore Records 7:03
No Image 2006
Original Soundtrack
Legacy 0:00
Rock of the Seventies [Sbme] 2007
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:33
Theme Time Radio Hour: Season 2 2009
Various Artists
Ace 3:33
Original Album Classics 2009 Sony BMG / RCA 7:00
Playlist: The Very Best of Harry Nilsson 2013 Legacy 3:34
The RCA Albums Collection 2013 RCA / Sony Legacy / Sony Music 7:00
The Real... 2014 Columbia / Sony Music 7:01
Flashback Sony Music Entertainment 3:31