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.