Without You I'm Nothing (song)

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"Without You I'm Nothing"
WYIN single Placebo.jpg
Single by Placebo featuring David Bowie
from the album Without You I'm Nothing
B-sideRemixes of "Without You I'm Nothing,"[1]
Released16 August 1999 (1999-08-16)[1]
GenreAlternative rock
Length4:16 (Single Mix)
4:08 (Album version)[1]
Songwriter(s)Placebo (Steve Hewitt, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal)[1]
Producer(s)Steve Osborne[1]
Placebo singles chronology
"Every You Every Me"
"Without You I'm Nothing"
"Burger Queen Français"
David Bowie singles chronology
"I Can't Read"
"Without You I'm Nothing"
"Thursday's Child"

"Without You I'm Nothing" is a 1999 single by British alternative rock band Placebo. The title track of their second album, the single version featured additional vocals by David Bowie. The single reached number 79 on the French Singles Chart, and number 52 on the Australian ARIA singles chart.

This song was also featured in an episode of Queer as Folk and the mexican movie Amor, Dolor y Viceversa (Love, Pain and, Vice versa).

Live performance history[edit]

The song was a staple of the band's set list from the Without You I'm Nothing tour to the Sleeping with Ghosts tour. It was also performed during the latter legs of the Meds tour. The song returned to live shows during the band's UK tour in April 2012, but was not performed during the Summer leg of the tour. It was also featured in the 2016 arena tour with accompanying visuals of Bowie working with the band to produce the track.

Track listing[edit]

Enhanced CD (UK)
  1. "Without You I'm Nothing" (Single Mix) - 4:16[1]
  2. "Without You I'm Nothing" (UNKLE mix) - 5:08[1]
  3. "Without You I'm Nothing" (Flexirol mix) - 9:26[1]
  4. "Without You I'm Nothing" (BIR mix) - 10:53[1]
CD (Europe)
  1. "Without You I'm Nothing" (Single Mix) - 4:16
  2. "Without You I'm Nothing" (UNKLE mix) - 5:08
12" (UK)
  1. "Without You I'm Nothing" (UNKLE mix) - 5:08
  2. "Without You I'm Nothing" (Flexirol mix) - 9:26
  3. "Without You I'm Nothing" (BIR mix) - 10:53

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Australia ARIA[2] 52
France (SNEP)[3] 79


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Placebo Featuring David Bowie - Without You I'm Nothing". Discogs. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 219.
  3. ^ "Placebo Feat. David Bowie – Without You I'm Nothing" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 21 August 2020.