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Randy Newman

November 11th, 2014

Birth Name:
Randall Stuart Newman

Born:
Randy Newman

Genre:
Soundtrack

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Randy Newman

Biography

Randy Newman was an anomaly among early-'70s singer/songwriters. Though he was slightly influenced by Bob Dylan, his music owed more to New Orleans R&B and traditional pop than folk. Newman developed an idiosyncratic style that alternated between sweeping, cinematic pop and rolling R&B, which were tied together by his nasty sense of humor. Where his peers concentrated on confessional songwriting, Newman drew characters, creating a world filled with misfits, outcasts, charlatans, and con men. Though he occasionally showed sympathy for his characters, he became well known for his biting sense of satire, highlighted by his fluke 1978 hit “Short People” and his parody of '80s yuppies, “I Love L.A.” While Newman's records consistently received strongly positive reviews, he made his money through composing film scores for films like Ragtime and The Natural. His albums may never have sold in large amounts, but his work influenced several generations of songwriters, including Lyle Lovett and Mark Knopfler.

Top Albums


1. Leatherheads..

2. The Princess..

3. Harps and An..

4. Toy Story (A..

5. The Randy Ne..

6. Sail Away (R..

7. The Natural ..

8. Toy Story 3 ..

9. Good Old Boy..

10. Monsters, In..

11. Trouble In P..

12. Seabiscuit (..

13. Monsters Uni..

14. The Randy Ne..

15. Randy Newman

16. A Bug's Life..

17. Pleasantvill..

18. Bad Love

19. iTunes Live ..

20. Land of Drea..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

You've Got a Friend In Me Toy Story (An Original Walt.. 2:04 $1.29
2.

Short People Little Criminals 2:56 $1.29
3.

I Love L.A. Trouble In Paradise 3:28 $1.29
4.

You've Got a Friend In Me (Duet .. Toy Story (An Original Walt.. 2:42 $1.29
5.

We Belong Together Toy Story 3 (Soundtrack fro.. 4:02 $1.29
6.

Monsters, Inc. Monsters, Inc. 2:06 $1.29
7.

Strange Things Toy Story (An Original Walt.. 3:18 $1.29
8.

You've Got a Friend In Me (From .. Disney's Greatest, Vol… 2:04 $1.29
9.

Feels Like Home Harps and Angels 4:37 $1.29
10.

I Will Go Sailing No More Toy Story (An Original Walt.. 2:57 $1.29
11.

I Think It's Going to Rain Today Randy Newman 2:57 $1.29
12.

Time of Your Life Bug's Life (An Original.. 3:15 $1.29
13.

Sail Away Sail Away 2:53 $0.99
14.

When She Loved Me Randy Newman Songbook, Vol… 1:03 $0.99
15.

Louisiana 1927 Randy Newman Songbook, Vol… 2:56 $0.99
16.

You've Got a Friend In Me Disney / Pixar Greatest (Or.. 2:04 $1.29
17.

Losing You Harps and Angels 2:40 $1.29
18.

Scare Floor Monsters, Inc. 2:40 $1.29
19.

Burn On Sail Away 2:33 $0.99
20.

Political Science Randy Newman Songbook, Vol… 2:02 $0.99
21.

Monsters, Inc. Disney / Pixar Greatest (Or.. 2:09 $1.29
22.

Sulley and Mike Monsters, Inc. 1:57 $1.29
23.

Big Race Cars 3:07 $0.99
24.

Opening Race Cars 2:04 $0.99
25.

Bug's Life Suite Bug's Life (An Original.. 5:12 $1.29

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