Listen to Harry Nilsson’s ‘Don’t Leave Me’ from The Crowded Room Ep 5 as Danny is in the car with his mother

The latest episode of the Apple TV Plus drama The Crowded Room is now up on the streaming platform, and features its usual mix of superb 1960s and 70s era music.

Songs like Harry Nilsson’s ‘Don’t Leave Me‘, which showed up on The Crowded Room, Episode 5, “Savior” this week as Danny is in the car with his mother driving and enjoying the nice weather.

Harry Nilsson’s ‘Don’t Leave Me‘ was first released back in July, 1968 as one of the songs from his third studio album Aerial Ballet.

That album came out on the RCA Victor record label, with the title being named after the high-wire act that his grandfather created.

Aerial Ballet wasn’t a huge hit for Nilsson, but one of the songs from the album ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ (Echoes)‘ became an enormous hit for the American singer songwriter after it was featured on the soundtrack of the film Midnight Cowboy.

The song also went on to win Harry Nilsson a Grammy Award.

Nilsson’s hit song ‘One‘ was also from the same album, with both that song and ‘Everybody’s Talkin‘ ended up being two of the singer’s signature songs for the rest of his career.

The  psychological thriller The Crowded Room is based on the book The Minds of Billy Milligan, and tells the story of William Stanley Milligan, a man who was charged with three rapes on the campus of Ohio State University in the 1970s.

He was the first person who was ever acquitted in the United States due to his defense of suffering from dissociative identity disorder, and thus not being aware he had committed the crimes.

Listen to Harry Nilsson’s ‘Don’t Leave Me‘ as heard on this week’s episode of The Crowded Room in the video, and on the singer’s Aerial Ballet album via Spotify.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.