"If I Didn't Have You" is a song featured in the credits of the 2001 Disney/Pixar film Monsters, Inc., written by Randy Newman and performed by John Goodman as Sulley and Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski. The song sings about the humorous, but touching friendship between Mike & Sulley. The song also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song making it the first time Newman won an Oscar.

Hannah Montana co-stars Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso also recorded their own cover version for the Disneymania 6 album.

This song was also performed by the Western band Riders in the Sky on its 2002 album Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites, listed also as Track 1.


Sulley: If I were a rich man
With a million or two
Mike: I'd live in a penthouse
In a room with a view

Sulley: And if I were handsome
(Mike: No way!)
It could happen.
Those dreams do come true
I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have you

Wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have
Wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have
Wouldn't have nothin'

Mike: Can I tell you something?
For years, I have envied
(Sulley: You green with it.)
Your grace and your charm
Everyone loves you, you know?
Sulley: Yes I know, I know, I know.)

Mike: I must admit it
Big guy, you always come through
I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have you

Both: You and me together
That's how it always should be
One without the other
Don't mean nothin' to me
Nothing to me

Mike: Yeah, I wouldn't be nothin'
(Sulley: Aw, now)
If I didn't have you to serve
I'm just a punky little eyeball
And a funky optic nerve

Hey, I never told you this
Sometimes I get a little blue
(Sulley: Looks good on you.)
But I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have you

Sulley: Let's dance
Mike: Ha, ha!
Look, Ma! I'm dancin'!
Would you let me lead?
Look at that, it's two big guys
Who are light on their feet.

Don't you dare dip me...
Don't you dare dip me!
Don't dip me! Don't dip--
Ow, I should have stretched!

Sulley: Yes, I wouldn't be nothin'
If I didn't have you
(Mike: I know what you mean, Sulley, because...)
I wouldn't know where to go
(Mike: Me too because I...)
Wouldn't know what to do
(Mike: Why do you keep singin' my part?)
Both: I don't have to say it
(Sulley: Aw, say it anyway)
Both: 'Cause we both know
It's true

I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have
I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have
I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have
Wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have

Mike: One more time! Big one!

Sulley: Don't have to say it
Mike: Where'd everybody come from?
Sulley: 'Cause we both know it's true
Mike: Let's take it home, big guy!

Both: I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have
I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have
I wouldn't have nothin'
If I didn't have you

Mike: You, you!
Sulley: A-E-I-O
Mike: That means you



  • At the 2002 Academy Awards, the song was sung by Randy Newman and John Goodman.

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