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Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) is a singer/songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is notable for his mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for his many film scores.

Newman is noted for his practice of writing lyrics from the perspective of a character far removed from Newman's own biography. 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… read more

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  • Avatar for edubbwitthevdub
    Lmao why does Spotify only have the Spanish version of Cars
  • Avatar for thylacines
    God's Song.
  • Avatar for Goomba4001
    Never thought I'd say this, but…Harps and Angels is my favorite album of his through and through. Not his most underrated or overlooked, his best. It's the most "him." The politics and satire is as pointed as ever (if not moreso), but it's coupled with this laid-back cheeriness that's very infectious—and most importantly, solid songs.
  • Avatar for SSBN623
    randy, jim simon here turnin' 60 i think its time for meez to gettin' to work ! work bein' a four letter word mono-sylabic and f ### bein' a four letter word . . . if this here trailer is rockin' don't cum knockin' a man gotta do what a man knows
  • Avatar for Steambull
    12 Songs, Sail Away and Gool Old Boys are all some of the best albums of all time!
  • Avatar for FrankShiner
    I hope you'll check out my version of Randy's brilliant song, Feels Like Home. It's produced by Gary Katz of Steely Dan renown. I hope you like it, I feel honored to have recorded it. www.facebook.com/frankshinermusic
  • Avatar for porynog
    >not the grind band
  • Avatar for doobedoobe
    Really good, tastefull music.
  • Avatar for Unkn0wnumb3rs
    oh man the Achievement Hunter impersonations of Randy :)
  • Avatar for GoldenSlumbers9
    No, it's because they think that the song has so much attention that it draws away from the rest of the artist's work. There's nothing especially edgy about thinking Randy Newman's an incredible songwriter and being sad that so few people venture beyond his most popular song.

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