1971 Nilsson – Me And My Arrow
After reaching the Hot 100 with a song from both his third and fourth albums, Harry Nilsson decided to do something different for his fifth album in 1970. He entitled the album Nilsson Sing Newman, and it included only songs written by Randy Newman.
The album met with praise from reviewers and a shrug from the public.
Harry then began work on a television special, The Point. Harry wrote the story for the show and created its soundtrack. Fred Wolf directed the animated show, which aired on ABC-TV in February 1971.
Harry released the theme song, Me And My Arrow, and the record became his third top forty single on the Hot 100. It peaked at #34 on the Hot 100 and did even better on the Adult Contemporary chart (where it reached #3).
When Plymouth created a car called The Arrow, they even licensed Harry’s song for some commercials.
Harry traveled to England to record his next album, Nilsson Schmilsson. One song he recorded for the album was a cover of a song written by two members of Badfinger. Without You became a number one hit for Nilsson in early 1972.
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