Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson Versus The Beautiful South

Two covers of the same song: 'Everybody's Talkin'', taken on by Harry Nilsson and The Beautiful South. But which one is best?

The Beautiful South and Harry Nilsson

"Everybody's talking at me

I don't hear a word they're saying

Only the echoes of my mind"

Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson Versus The Beautiful South

Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson 


Harry Nilsson’s version of ‘Everybody’s Talkin’’ was also a cover - Fred Neil recorded it originally. Nilsson’s version features on the soundtrack of 1969 film, Midnight Cowboy. It also won Nilsson a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Male Vocal Performance. It reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart and climbed to number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Everybody's Talkin' - The Beautiful South


The Beautiful South released their cover of ‘Everybody's Talkin' in 1994, taken from their album Miaow. Chart-wise, it did pretty well, reaching number 12 in the UK.

Since Nilsson's cover of the song, it has been covered by many other singers, including Tom Jones , The Beach Boys and Neil Diamond .

Best Version? We think this one is even - both are good versions.

Which is your favourite version of ‘Everybody’s Talkin’? Let us know via the comment box below. 

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