Two covers of the same song: 'Everybody's Talkin'', taken on by Harry Nilsson and The Beautiful South. But which one is best?
"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.
Best Version? We think this one is even - both are good versions.
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