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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Canadians Love Harry Nilsson]]: A number of his singles did better in Canada than the US. "You Can't Do That" and "I Guess The Lord Must Be in New York City" were Top 10 hits. "Everybody's Talkin' " made the Top 40 in its original release and hit #1 in its reissue, and a couple songs that didn't even chart in the US made the Canadian charts.
* CoveredUp: Nobody remembers Fred Neil's original of "Everybody's Talkin'" anymore. And conversely, Nilsson's "Without You," itself a cover of a Badfinger song, was covered up by MariahCarey, her version being released weeks after his death.
** Three Dog Night's hit version of "One", to the extent that many people aren't aware that it's a Nilsson song.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming[=/=]TearJerker: "Remember (Christmas)". It's not for nothing it's the go-to closer for any Nilsson compilation worth its salt.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QghwNqlCRE Jump Into the Fire]]".
** Also, "Everybody's Talkin'", "Without You", "Me and My Arrow", "Coconut", "One"... Need I go on?
* EarWorm: A noted master. Even if you don't like the song, try listening to "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0MktuWkjiU Daybreak]]" without getting those flutes stuck in your head for a good, long while. Go on. I'll wait.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA9OqUuA6a0 Brudda bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime...]]"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7snaYYvdpWM Mmmm-beep-beep, beep-beep, YEAAAAAAAAAAH]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Steel drum player Robert Greenidge was an indelible part of Nilsson's mid-70s sound.
* GeniusBonus: The title ''A Little Touch of Schmilsson in The Night'' seems like [[WordSaladTitle Word Salad-ish]] PurpleProse, unless you're familiar with ''HenryV'', in which case it's actually a StealthPun:
--->'''from Act IV, Prologue''':
--->Behold, as may unworthiness define,
--->A little touch of Harry in the night.
* HarsherInHindsight: "1941" gets a bit too uncomfortably close to real-life reports of Nilsson's domestic life.
** "I'd Rather Be Dead" and "Down By The Sea" are about dreading the thought of growing old. He ended up dying at age 52.
* MisattributedSong: If rock folklore is to be believed, an interesting case of an artist doing the misattributing. Nilsson heard Badfinger's "Without You" at a party and thought it was Music/TheBeatles. When he found out it wasn't he decided to do a CoverVersion.
* SequelDisplacement: 1967's ''Pandemonium Shadow Show'' is often called his debut album, but it was actually his second, after 1966's somewhat obscure ''Spotlight on Nilsson''. It was his first formal attempt at an album, though, since ''Spotlight'' was just a hastily thrown-together compilation of various singles sides and unreleased songs.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: ''A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night'' sometimes becomes '''schmaltzy as all hell'''.
** "Easy for Me", his contribution to Music/RingoStarr's ''Goodnight Vienna'' album, from around the same period. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHjyJid66eg Observe.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Averted with ''WesternAnimation/ThePoint!'', big time. Don't believe me? Just read the quote on that page.
** His late-career recording sessions were notorious for the amount of intoxicants (legal and otherwise) that were floating around.
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