Today's Tickets @ 2 Song: "(In A) Big Country" by Big Country

Number 1 With A Bullet: Nilsson And “Without You”

In the fog of one too many beers, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Harry Nilsson[/lastfm] picked out his only #1 hit, “Without You.”

nilsson without you 7014 385 Number 1 With A Bullet: Nilsson And Without You

After a late night listening session that included a few too may drinks, Harry Nilsson woke the next morning trying to remember a tune he wanted to include on his Nilsson Schmilsson album.

“After sobering up the next day, I said, ‘What was that Lennon tune we were listening to last night?”‘” Nilsson said to Dick Clark in a radio interview. “We went through a bunch of (Beatles) albums and couldn’t find it. Finally I said, ‘No! It wasn’t the Beatles, it was another group. It was Grapefruit or something.”

Nilsson finally did divine that it was [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Badfinger[/lastfm] writers Bill Ham and Pete Evans who had written “Without You.” Under the auspices of producer Richard Perry, Nilsson recorded “Without You” and released it in early 1972.

By February 19, the song had kicked [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Al Green[/lastfm] from the top spot and garnered Nilsson his only #1 hit, a spot he occupied for four weeks.

[metrolyrics artist=”Nilsson” song=”Without You”]

Check out more songs that were “#1 with a Bullet.

  • RainbowRay

    Dear Fiona darling!

    “Without You” life isn’t FUN! “Without You” I’m holding onto my FAITH and BELIEVING to carry me through! “Without You” my life cannot even to begin to be COMPLETE sweetheart!
    “Without You” I can only GIVE SO MUCH without getting fucking frustrated sometimes because your not here with me right now. Without You my HOPES and DREAMS don’t mean a DAMN THING! I’ve lived ALONE (physically) for far to long. I NEED YOU! I WANT YOU! I can’t LIVE WITHOUT YOU! (Can give it a goddamn try, but I know it won’t work because I’ve been away from you so long, almost 18 months and I hate being alone this way. Comprende?

    All my love and continuing to “Can’t L-i-i-i-i-i-i-ve Without You! (never listen to this song if you’ve broken up with someone—I MEAN NEVER! To damn depressing! Choose a song that will lift your spirits like 99 Bottles of Beer on The Wall and if you have children, 99 Bottles of
    Milk in the Fridge”.


blog comments powered by Disqus
28 Free Things To Do in L.A.
Photos: K-EARTH 101's Re-Do Reunion
Totally 80s Friday Night

Listen Live