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Fun Music Information -> Harry Nilsson

This is the most recent information about Harry Nilsson that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Harry Nilsson, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).


Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.


Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Kief O. Nilsson - Also known as Kiefo. "O" is the middle name. The name "Kief O" came from "O'keefe". Submitted by: Kiefo Nilsson
  • Kief - Submitted by: Eric Andrews
  • Zak - I'm not sure if Harry named it after Ringo's son of the same name, but since the two were close friends, it's possible. Submitted by: Eric Andrews

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Skidoo, Son of Dracula" - dxman

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Remember Christmas"Harry says "Remember 'this and that,'" but there is no mention of the word Christmas anywhere in the song.

The song has nothing to do with Christmas, and, I might add, it's a sad song. - Isac

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Whomping Of The Willow (Harry Potter tribute)""The Wailing Of The Willow"pickle*

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)," Rupert Holmes"Coconut," Harry Nilsson
"How Can You Mistreat The One You Love," Jean & The Darlings"I'm Mean," Harry Nilsson
"Keep Talking," Pink Floyd"Everybody's Talkin'," Harry Nilsson
"Everybody's Talkin'," Harry Nilsson"Get Used To It," Roger Voudouris
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Cocoanut" originally "Coconut"
A variant spelling of the word "coconut"
Pora the Explorer

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Jump Into The Fire""Puppet's Such A Liar"Grimm Reaper
"Spacemen""Space Force"Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran
"Everybody's Talkin""Everybody's Singin'"Zillion Dollar Quintet
"Everybody's Talkin'""Everybody's Tokin'"Rex Ungericht
"Me And My Arrow""Me And My Marrows"Merry & Pippin
"I'm Mean (Popeye Movie Version)""I'm Wild"Wild Child JIN
"Me and My Arrow""Lebron and His Ego"Tony Wiseguy
"Without You""Without Him"John A. Barry
"Everything is Food""Duh, I Heard That"Wild Child Jin (Jimmy Ilgwom Nazrat)
"Everybody's Talkin'""Everybody's Bloggin'"blackjack21

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
It's Gonna Be Me
Me And My Arrow
   Harry Nilsson
It's Gonna Be Me And My Arrow
There's A Platypus Controlling Me
   Cast of 'Phineas & Ferb'
Me And My Arrow
   Harry Nilsson
There's A Platypus Controlling Me And My Arrow
Pat Mahiney
Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me
   Mac Davis
Me And My Arrow
   Harry Nilsson
Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me And My Arrow
Dyan Cannonball
How Do I Live?
   Trisha Yearwood
Without You
   Harry Nilsson
How Do I Live Without You?
How 1st song often misidentified due to its lyrics
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yes it snowed
Original Lyrics:
Yes it shows
"Everybody's Talkin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sailing on some of these
Original Lyrics:
Sailing on summer breeze
"Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
No, I can't forget this evening
Or your face as you were bleeding
But I guess that's just the way a lockdown goes
Original Lyrics:
No, I can't forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that's just the way the story goes
"Jump Into the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
We can make each other's habit
Original Lyrics:
We can make each other happy
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't live, if living is without you.
Original Lyrics:
I can't live, if living is without you.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Wisnu Aji

When I look for password "Harry Nilsson" in my music library, only discovered the song "Without You" and this song became the only best known song in my place and was not found in other Nilsson songs that more popular than "Without You". But, according to Billboard, not just this song alone, but also Nilsson's late 1960s "Everybody Talkin'" which was the theme from the film 'Midnight Cowboy'. But, according to other entertainment sites, not just two songs before, but also for example "Jump Into the Fire", "Put a Lime in the Coconut" (which could be heard in children's television series ChalkZone), etc. But, when I listen to this song, Nilsson sang it as "Can't live..." not "I can't live..." and it was heard in the second part of the first chorus and the first part of the second chorus of this song.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
You put the lime in the Coke, you nut!
Original Lyrics:
You put the lime in the coconut
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Everybody's Talkin'"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
People stopping, staring,
I can't see their faces.
Only the shadows of their eyes
Why They're Nonsensical:
Most people's eyes are too deeply embedded in their heads to cast shadows. Even if there were shadows of their eyes, how would one know that they were staring from seeing only those shadows?
Submitted by: Karen Smith
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better
Put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both down
Put the lime in the coconut, an' call me in the mornin'
Why They're Nonsensical:
If you ask me, the whole darn song oughta be in there...I read it through three times and it still makes no sense. It's just so funny to listen to.
Submitted by: Joe
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Everybody's Talkin'"
Opening Lines:
Everybody's talkin' at me, I don't hear a word they're sayin'
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Band Name Anagrams:

Snarly Rhinos Submitted by: Marge Pegram

Song Title Anagrams:

"May End Marrow" originally "Me And My Arrow"
Submitted by: Cynthia Avery
"Mend Arrow, Amy" originally "Me And My Arrow"
Submitted by: Cynthia Avery
"Mend Arrow, May" originally "Me And My Arrow"
Submitted by: Cynthia Avery

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Nobody Cares About The Railroads Anymore"
The Lyrics:
Trip to Virgina on a Sunny Honeymoon.
They'll board an airplane and fly away from Baltimore.
Baltimore, Maryland and The State of Virginia.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Jump into the Fire" Length: 6:54
"Jump into the Fire" is track #9 on the album, "Nilsson Schmilsson" (1971). It reaching #27 on Billboard's Pop Chart. The song, "Without You", is also featured on "Nilsson Schmilsson".
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Song Title Acrostics:

GOD: "Good Old Desk"
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Everybody's Talking"
The Lyrics:
Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying.
Everybody's mocking at tea
I don't sear a herd they're weighing.
Submitted by: Rocky

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Not performing live"
When someone asks about live performances, he says "I don't".
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Movies Named After Song Titles:

This film was directed by Stephen Speilberg
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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