Celebrating the birth (June 15, 1941) of one of the quirkiest songwriters ever, and John Lennon’s favorite performer.  Also, he gets a GOAT.

THE GREATEST OF ALL TUNES (G.O.A.T.) is a series of posts, ranking my favorite songs of all time.  The master list is here, and I update it about every two weeks or when I have another 10 songs or so.

Nilsson wrote a lot of great tunes, and I’m offering some cover versions below, but only one can be the GOAT.  And it is…

“You’re Breaking My Heart,” with its radio-unfriendly chorus of “…so FUCK YOU!” is a brilliant break up song, written years and years before Bruno Mars riffed on the same concept.

Hit the break for more fun covers of some of my favorite Nilsson songs.

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