One of my favourite songs. I have a fondness for some 70s / 80s sappy rock songs ok?
Most people remember this as a Mariah Carey song. Granted, she helped to popularize it, topping the charts in multiple countries. In fact, I didn’t know about the history of the song until 4-5 years ago. But no, it was written and recorded in 1970 by Badfinger and was not even originally released as a single!
Did you know how tragic this song is? Or rather, the tragic story of Badfinger. “Without You” was written by bandmembers Pete Ham and Tom Evans.. both of whom committed suicide several years after the song was released. And I guess what makes it more tragic is that Badfinger is now not more than a footnote in music history.
Paul McCartney once described this song as “…the killer song of all time.”