“Everybody’s Talkin'” is a folk rock song originally written and released by Fred Neil in 1966. A version of the song performed by Harry Nilsson became a global success in 1969, reaching #2 and #6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and Pop Singles chart respectively, and winning a Grammy after it was featured on the soundtrack of the film Midnight Cowboy.
The song, which describes the singer’s desire to retreat from other people to the ocean, is among the most famous works of both artists, and has been covered by many other notable performers.
The song later appeared in the 1994 film Forrest Gump and is also on the film’s soundtrack album. It also appeared in the comedy film Borat.