Billboard #1 Hits: #268: “Without You”- Nilsson. February 19, 1972. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Without You”- Nilsson
- Record Company- RCA
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans
- Time: 3:17
- B-side:”Gotta Get Up”
- Album- Schmilsson
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.
I always found it strange that Harry Nilsson who was a great songwriter- had his two biggest hits with songs written by others. “Everybody’s Talkin'”-a #6 hit was written by Fred Neil- and featured in the movie Midnight Cowboy- and “Without You” which was written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger. Nilsson’s version was nominated for a Grammy for Record Of The Year. Paul McCartney once described “Without You” as ‘the killer song of all-time. The ‘power ballad’- has been recorded over the years by 180 different artists.