If I Didn't Have You

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"If I Didn't Have You"
Song by John Goodman and Billy Crystal from the album Monsters, Inc.
Released 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Jazz
Length 3:41
Label Walt Disney
Writer Randy Newman[1]

"If I Didn't Have You" is a song written by singer-songwriter Randy Newman, that appears during the end credits of the 2001 Disney·Pixar animated film, Monsters, Inc.[1] Sung by John Goodman and Billy Crystal (voices of James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, respectively), the song won the 2001 Academy Award for Best Original Song. This was Newman's first Oscar.[1] Previously, Newman had been nominated fifteen times in the Best Score and Best Song categories, but had never won.

Riders in the Sky version[edit]

The song was covered by Riders in the Sky on the 2002 album Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites. The album won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children.

Mitchel Musso and Emily Osment version[edit]

"If I Didn't Have You"
Single by Mitchel Musso and Emily Osment
from the album Disneymania 6
Released May 10, 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Dance-pop
Length 4:38
Label Fox Music
Producer(s) Bryan Todd

Hannah Montana co-stars Mitchel Musso and Emily Osment recorded a cover version of the song for the Disneymania 6 album. The song was produced by Bryan Todd. The two also filmed a music video for their remake.[2] Their version charted well on the Billboard Hot 100 at #17, making it the highest peaking single of the album.

Track listing[edit]

US digital download
  1. "If I Didn't Have You" (Radio Disney version)
  2. "If I Didn't Have You" (Chris Cox remix)
  3. "If I Didn't Have You" (DisneyMania version)
  4. "If I Didn't Have You" (DisneyMania remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 137. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Amazon.com: Disneymania, Vol. 6: Various Artists: Music