I'm reading this post on a Facebook page for Badfinger as I write this. Apparently, some kid was going to sing the song Without You on American Idol, a show which I refer to as the name at left. According to someone, whether it be someone on Idol or on the radio , it's Mariah Carey's Without You.
Later, on a satellite radio station, Jimmy "Shoes" Iovine (one of five assistant engineers on Raspberries' fourth album, Starting Over) corrected the other guy by saying that it's Harry Nilsson's Without You.
Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey made big hits with Without You, and both are beautifully done. However, Without You belongs to neither of them. It was written by the late Pete Ham and the late Tom Evans, both of Badfinger. Yes - Badfinger did this tune long before either Harry or Carey.
Here's the proof. Enjoy!
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