Randy Newman

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Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for film scores.

Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, James and the Giant Peach, Cats Don't Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey, Seabiscuit and The Princess and the Frog. He has scored seven Disney-Pixar films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Cars, Toy Story 3, and most recently, Monsters University.

Newman has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards, winning twice. He has also won three Emmys, six Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy. Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2007, he was inducted as a Disney Legend. Newman was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1968 Randy Newman Creates Something New Under the Sun 4 2
1970 12 Songs 4
1972 Sail Away 4.5 4
1974 Good Old Boys 4 5
1977 Little Criminals 6
1979 Born Again 3
1983 Trouble in Paradise 1
1988 Land of Dreams 4 1
1995 Randy Newman's Faust 1
1999 Bad Love 1
2003 The Randy Newman Songbook, Volume 1 2
2008 Harps and Angels 2
2011 The Randy Newman Songbook, Volume 2 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Lonely at the Top: The Best of Randy Newman 2
1998 Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman 1
2001 The Best of Randy Newman 1
Randy Newman 1
The Best Of 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1971 Randy Newman Live 2
2014 The People Dressed Like Monkeys 1
Live in London 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1981 Ragtime 1
1984 The Natural 2
1989 Parenthood 2
1990 Avalon 1
1991 Awakenings 1
1995 Maverick 1
1995 Toy Story 2
1996 James and the Giant Peach 2
1997 Cats Don't Dance 1
1998 A Bug's Life 3 6
1998 Pleasantville 3 1
1999 Toy Story 2 3
2001 Monsters, Inc. 3 2
2003 Seabiscuit 1
2007 Cold Turkey 1
2008 Leatherheads 1
2009 The Princess and the Frog 4
2010 Toy Story 3 2
2013 Monsters University 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 You've Got a Friend in me 1

Other

Year Title RatingReleases
2011 Original Album Series 1

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