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    Randy Newman

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    Genre:Pop
    Rank:9569
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    Albums:10
    Songs:247

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Happy Ending lyrics
    2Strange Things lyrics
    3Make Up Your Mind lyrics
    4I Think He's Hiding lyrics
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    Guilty lyrics
    6You Can Leave Your Hat On lyrics
    7The Blues lyrics
    8Change Your Way lyrics
    9Birmingham lyrics
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    Louisiana 1927 lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Monsters, Inc. [2001]
    2Faust [1995]
    3The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol 1 [2003]
    4Live In London [2011]
    5Sail Away [2002]
    612 Songs [1990]
    7Lonely At The Top (Eng) [1998]
    8Best Of [2001]
    9Harps & Angels [2008]
    10Good Old Boys [1990]

    Biography

    Randy Newman on his career as songwriter: "I didn't make any calculated decision - 'Well, I'm good at this, so that's what I'll do.' Wasn't out of any great love for it, though. I was good at it. I never wanted to be a doctor, like my father, or a lawyer. Baseball player, I wanted to be..." As fate would have it, the majors passed him by - too much music in the blood.

    Newman's uncles Lionel and Emil were composer/arrangers and a number of relatives worked in the music and movie business; even his physician father, Irving, wrote songs for a hobby (and had a Bing Crosby B-side credit for "Who Gave You The Roses" in 1959). But during Newman's childhood, all other influences were overshadowed by his "Uncle Al" - the reknowned (prior to the MAD mascot) Alfred Newman, who scored dozens of classic films (How The West Was Won, Airport, How Green Was My Valley), as well as the 20th Century Fox signature fanfare.

    A respected, larger-than-life patriarch of the Newman clan, Al Newman likely had little idea that his nephew Randy would go on to marry the haunting orchestral arrangements he heard on the soundstages to his own unique vision of pop music. Randy himself had no idea: "What I do now didn't exist then..I figured I'd do pictures..."


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