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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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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 12 Songs, Sail Away and Gool Old Boys are all some of the best albums of all time!
  • 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
  • >not the grind band
  • Really good, tastefull music.
  • oh man the Achievement Hunter impersonations of Randy :)
  • 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.
  • Why do people always say an artist's most popular or well-known song is their worst? Do you people get 'cool points' for doing this or something? Often if a person has a song that is more well-known than their other songs it's because it's better than the rest of their music. People do love to be edgy, special little snowflakes, don't they?
  • hi :)

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