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Randy Newman

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Randy Newman

Randy Newman's pop songs of the 1970s earned him a reputation as a songwriter's songwriter, but he's famous to most audiences for his songs and scores for popular movies such as Toy Story (1995), Bug's Life (1998) and Monsters, Inc. (2001). Randy Newman began writing songs at an early age, and in 1968 released his first album, Randy Newman Creates Something New Under the Sun. During the 1970s he released several albums that received critical praise and won over loyal fans, even if they didn't make Newman into rock star celebrity. He had a top 40 hit with "Sail Away" (1972), but it was his 1977 song "Short People," a controversial parody about bigotry, that became his biggest hit. Since the 1980s he has concentrated on writing film scores, including Ragtime (1981), The Natural (1984, starring Robert Redford), James and the Giant Peach (1996) and the sequels Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010).

Randy Newman has been Oscar-nominated as a composer 20 times, beginning with the 1981 movie Ragtime; his first Oscar win was for 2001's Monsters, Inc. and his second win was for 2010's Toy Story 3 (best song, "We Belong Together")... Randy Newman's uncles -- Alfred, Lionel and Emil Newman -- were also film composers and conductors; Alfred Newman was the musical director for 20th Century Fox studios for many years... In 1970 singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson released an entire album of Newman songs, Nilsson Sings Newman... Three Dog Night's cover of Newman's "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" was a number one hit for the group in 1970.

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Randy Newman : Anthology

Review: Newman is noted for his practice of writing lyrics from the perspective of a character far removed from Newman's own biography, often using the literary device of an unreliable narrator. For example, the 1972 song "Sail Away" is written as a slave trader's sales pitch to attract slaves, while the narrator of "Political Science" is a U.S. nationalist who complains of worldwide ingratitude toward America and proposes a brutally ironic final solution. One of his biggest hits, "Short People" was written from the perspective of "a lunatic" who hates short people. Here are thirty great songs from this brilliant artist, including hits from such movies as Toy Story and Parenthood.

Songlist: Burn On, I Love L.A, Mama Told Me Not to Come , Short People, Sail Away, You Can Leave Your Hat On, Bleeding All Over the Place, I Love to See You Smile, It's Money That I Love, Miami, Baltimore, Burn On, Cowboy, Davy The Fat Boy, Dixie Flyer, Feels Like Home, Gainesville, I Think Its Going to Rain Today, I Want You To Hurt Like I Do, In Germany Before The War, It's Lonely At The Top, It's Money That Matters, Living Without You, Louisiana 1927, Maria, Old Man, One More Hour, Political Science, Real Emotional Girl, Rednecks, Sail Away, Same Girl, Sandman's Coming, Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear, Song For the Dead, You've Got A Friend in Me

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistRecording TitleFormat
BaltimoreRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Bleeding All Over the PlaceRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Burn OnRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Burn OnRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
CowboyRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Davy The Fat BoyRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Dixie FlyerRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Feels Like HomeRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
GainesvilleRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
I Love L.ARandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
I Love to See You SmileRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
I Think Its Going to Rain TodayRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
I Want You To Hurt Like I DoRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
I Will Go Sailing No MorePhilip LawsonRandy NewmanPhilip LawsonFour Decades of Pop Hits!Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
I'll Be HomeRandy NewmanVocalessenceGratitude, Gravy and Garrison 1 CDMORE DETAILS
In Germany Before The WarRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
It's Lonely at the Top David CullenRandy NewmannKing's SingersAmerica 1 CDMORE DETAILS
It's Lonely At The TopRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
It's Money That I LoveRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
It's Money That MattersRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Living Without YouRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Louisiana 1927Randy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Mama Told Me (Not to Come)Randy NewmanCoatsIt Turns Me On 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Mama Told Me Not to Come Randy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Mama Told Me Not To ComeBrett WilsonRandy NewmanNot To ScaleNot To Scale 1 CDMORE DETAILS
MariaRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
MiamiRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Old ManRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
One More HourRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Our TownPhilip LawsonRandy NewmanVarious ArrangersA Cappella Movie ThemesSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Political ScienceRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Real Emotional GirlRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
RednecksRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Sail AwayRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Sail AwayRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Sail AwayRandy NewmanTonic Sol-faJust One Of Those Days 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Sail AwayRandy NewmanGo FishSnooze 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Sail AwayRandy NewmanGo FishSuperstar 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Same GirlRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Sandman's ComingRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Short PeopleRandy NewmanFretlessAll The Things We Are 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Short PeopleSimon CarringtonRandy NewmanKing's SingersAnniversary JubileeSongbookMORE DETAILS
Short PeopleRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Short PeopleSimon CarringtonRandy NewmanAmbassadors of HarmonyApplause 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Short PeopleRandy NewmanSide Street RamblersEncore! 2 CDsMORE DETAILS
Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear David CullenRandy NewmanKing's SingersAmerica 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing BearRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Song For the DeadRandy NewmanRandy NewmanAnthologySolo SongbookMORE DETAILS
Texas Girl at the Funeral of her FatherBob ChilcottRandy NewmanKing's SingersGood Vibrations 1 CDMORE DETAILS
When She Loved MePhilip LawsonRandy NewmanKing's SingersSimple Gifts 1 CDMORE DETAILS
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