Cover vs. Original

Without You


Mariah's version injects more emotion into the song. You feel the gut-wrenching emotion, as Nilsson's version is more macabre.

- Charlie, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 03.05.2007


Mariah Carey
1994

vs.

Harry Nilsson
1971

CD-Cover: Mariah Carey - Music Box 26.9 % 73.1 % CD-Cover: Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Mariah Carey 2157 Votes Harry Nilsson

Comments about Without You:

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you should include airsupply's version there's actually a lot of singers who covered this song! BTW i voted for mariah!
- Glycel, New York, United States, 08.08.2007
The Badfinger version (why are they not part of the voting? this song exemplifies the rationale for this site on the home page, a better version not played on the radio) blows Nilsson out of the water, his is way too schmaltzy, and I gack to imagine what Mariah Carey would have done with this song.
- Peter, NYC, United States, 10.07.2007
The Badfinger version (why are they not part of the voting? this song exemplifies the rationale for this site on the home page, a better version not played on the radio) blows Nilsson out of the water, his is way too schmaltzy, and I gack to imagine what Mariah Carey would have done with this song.
- Peter, NYC, United States, 10.07.2007
The original by Badfinger is way better than both of these.
- angie, boston, United States, 07.06.2007
Out of these two Nilsson obviously wins, but what everyone seems to forget is that Badfinger had the 'original' version (which is on par if not better than his)
- me, NS, Canada, 28.05.2007
No doubt about it: It's Mariah's voice who lifts this song into a higher dimension. Both versions are good, but Mariah has never been better than on this one! Stunning voice!
- Chris, Birmingham, England, 27.05.2007
Nilsson, no contest
- Tyler, WPB, United States, 04.05.2007
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