The Executioner’s Song’

Celebrity Q&A
on April 22, 2007

Q What's the name of the song at the end of the movie The Executioner's Song? It's played when the hearse is taking away the body of Gary Gilmore.
—Theodore Miller, East Hartford, Conn.

The late country superstar Waylon Jennings contributed several songs to the soundtrack of the 1982 TV movie about the final days of serial killer Gary Gilmore, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones. The closing theme, "Defying Gravity (The Executioner's Song)," was included on Jennings' 1987 album Hangin' Tough.


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