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Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter,[2] 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, Cats Don't Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey, and Seabiscuit. He has scored eight Disney- Pixar
Pixar
animated films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Cars, Toy Story
Toy Story
3, Monsters University, and Cars 3, as well as Disney's The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
and James and the Giant Peach. Newman has received twenty Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories and has won twice in the latter category. He has also won three Emmys, seven Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy.[3] Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
in 2002 for classics such as "Short People", and as a Disney Legend in 2007.[4] Newman was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in April 2013.[5]

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 Songwriter 2.2 Recording artist 2.3 Film composer 2.4 Musical theatre

3 Personal life 4 Awards and honors

4.1 Academy Award 4.2 Golden Globe 4.3 Grammy 4.4 Others

5 Discography

5.1 Studio albums 5.2 Film scores

6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Early life and education[edit] Newman was born to a Jewish
Jewish
family[6] in Los Angeles. He is the son of Adele
Adele
"Dixie" (née Fuchs/Fox; August 30, 1916 – October 4, 1988), a secretary, and Irving George Newman (November 28, 1913 – February 1, 1990), an internist.[7] He lived in New Orleans, Louisiana
Louisiana
as a small child and spent summers there until he was 11 years old, his family having by then returned to Los Angeles. Newman also shares the same birthday as his father. The paternal side of his family includes grandparents Luba (née Koskoff) (July 21, 1883 – March 3, 1954) and Michael Newman (Nemorofsky) (1874–1948), and three uncles who were noted Hollywood film-score composers: Alfred Newman, Lionel Newman and Emil Newman. Newman's cousins Thomas, Maria, David, and Joey are also composers for motion pictures. He graduated from University High School in Los Angeles. Newman studied music at the University of California, Los Angeles, but dropped out one semester shy of a B.A.[8] Although his parents were both from Jewish
Jewish
families, Newman's household was not observant; he has since become an atheist.[9][10] Newman has said that religion and any sense of religious identity were completely absent in his childhood. To illustrate this, he has often recounted in interviews an antisemitic incident that occurred when he was young: he was invited by a classmate to be her date to a cotillion at her Los Angeles
Los Angeles
country club. He accepted the invitation but was subsequently disinvited by the girl's father, who told Newman that his daughter should never have invited Newman because Jews were not allowed at the country club. Newman hung up the phone, then went to ask his own father what a "Jew" was.[11][12][13] Career[edit] Songwriter[edit] Newman has been a professional songwriter since he was 17. He cites Ray Charles
Ray Charles
as his greatest influence growing up, stating, "I loved Charles's music to excess."[14] His first single as a performer was 1962's "Golden Gridiron Boy", released when he was 18.[15] The single flopped and Newman chose to concentrate on songwriting and arranging for the next several years. In various interviews, Newman has credited the Fleetwoods with giving him his first national break: the trio recorded his song, "They Tell Me It's Summer", as the B-side of one of their 11 hit singles, giving Newman great exposure and royalties (piggy-backed on the sale of the Fleetwoods' 1962 hit A-side, "Lovers by Night, Strangers by Day"). Two decades later, the Fleetwoods' founder and manager, female lead vocalist/songwriter/arranger Gretchen Christopher, selected from their recordings two more of Newman's songs to be included among 10 previously unreleased masters, for their 13th album. The Fleetwoods – Buried Treasure LP and cassette, released in 1982, included Newman's "Who's Gonna Teach You About Love" and "Ask Him If He's Got a Friend for Me". His early songs were recorded by Gene Pitney, Jerry Butler, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, the O'Jays and Irma Thomas, among others. His work as a songwriter met with particular success in the UK: top 40 UK hits written by Newman included Cilla Black's "I've Been Wrong Before" (No. 17, 1965), Gene Pitney's "Nobody Needs Your Love" (No. 2, 1966) and "Just One Smile" (No. 8, 1966); and the Alan Price Set's "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear" (No. 4, 1967). Price, who was enjoying great success in England at the time championed Newman by featuring seven Randy Newman
Randy Newman
songs on his 1967 A Price on His Head album.

Newman with Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
in August 2012

In the mid-1960s, Newman was briefly a member of the band the Tikis, who later became Harpers Bizarre, best known for their 1967 hit version of the Paul Simon
Paul Simon
composition "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)". Newman kept a close musical relationship with Harpers Bizarre, offering them some of his own compositions, including "Simon Smith" and "Happyland". The band recorded six Newman compositions during their short initial career (1967–1969). In this period, Newman began a long professional association with childhood friend Lenny Waronker. Waronker had been hired to produce the Tikis, the Beau Brummels, and the Mojo Men, who were all contracted to the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
independent label Autumn Records, and he in turn brought in Newman, Leon Russell
Leon Russell
and another friend, pianist/arranger Van Dyke Parks, to play on recording sessions. Later in 1966 Waronker was hired as an A&R manager by Warner Bros. Records and his friendship with Newman, Russell, and Parks began a creative circle around Waronker at Warner Bros. that became one of the keys to Warner Bros.' subsequent success as a rock music label.[16] In 2011 Newman endorsed jazz singer Roseanna Vitro's album, The Randy Newman Project (Motéma Music, 2011).[17] Newman's song compositions are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.[18] Recording artist[edit] His 1968 debut album, Randy Newman, was a critical success but never entered the Billboard Top 200. Many artists, including Helen Reddy, Bette Midler, Alan Price, Van Dyke Parks, Dave Van Ronk, Judy Collins, Cass Elliot, Art Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers, Claudine Longet, Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone, Lynn Anderson, Wilson Pickett, Pat Boone and Peggy Lee, covered his songs and "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" became an early standard. In 1969, he did the orchestral arrangements for Peggy Lee's single "Is That All There Is?", as well as her album with the same title (which also contained her cover versions of two of his songs: "Love Story" and "Linda").[19] Also in 1969 he recorded "Gone Dead Train" for the 1970 movie and soundtrack album to Performance, starring Mick Jagger. In 1970, Harry Nilsson
Harry Nilsson
recorded an entire album of Newman compositions (Newman played piano) called Nilsson Sings Newman. The album was not a commercial success, but critics liked it (it won a "Record of the Year" award from Stereo Review magazine), and it paved the way for Newman's 1970 release, 12 Songs, a more stripped-down sound that showcased Newman's piano. Ry Cooder's slide guitar and contributions from Byrds
Byrds
members Gene Parsons and Clarence White
Clarence White
helped to give the album a much rootsier feel. 12 Songs was also critically acclaimed (6th best album of the seventies according to Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
critic Robert Christgau), but again found little commercial success, though Three Dog Night
Three Dog Night
made a huge hit of his "Mama Told Me Not to Come". The following year, Randy Newman Live
Randy Newman Live
cemented his cult following and became his first LP to appear in the Billboard charts, at No. 191. Newman also made his first foray into music for films at this time, writing and performing the theme song "He Gives Us All His Love" for Norman Lear's 1971 film Cold Turkey. 1972's Sail Away reached No. 163 on Billboard, with the title track making its way into the repertoire of Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Linda Ronstadt. "You Can Leave Your Hat On" which was covered by Three Dog Night, then Joe Cocker, and later by Keb Mo, Etta James, Tom Jones (whose version was later used for the final striptease to the 1997 film The Full Monty), and the Québécois singer Garou. The album also featured "Burn On", an ode to an infamous incident in which the heavily polluted Cuyahoga River
Cuyahoga River
literally caught fire. In 1989, "Burn On" was used as the opening theme to the film Major League, whose focus was the hapless Cleveland Indians. His 1974 release Good Old Boys was a set of songs about the American South. "Rednecks" began with a description of segregationist Lester Maddox pitted against a "smart-ass New York Jew" on a TV show, in a song that criticizes both southern racism and the complacent bigotry of Americans outside of the south who stereotype all southerners as racist yet ignore racism in northern and midwestern states and large cities. This ambiguity was also apparent on "Kingfish" and "Every Man a King", the former a paean to Huey Long
Huey Long
(the assassinated former Governor and United States Senator
United States Senator
from Louisiana), the other a campaign song written by Long himself. An album that received lavish critical praise, Good Old Boys also became a commercial breakthrough for Newman, peaking at No. 36 on Billboard 200, spending 21 weeks there. Little Criminals (1977) contained the surprise hit "Short People", which also became a subject of controversy. In September 1977, the British music magazine NME
NME
reported the following interview with Newman talking about his then-new release. "There's one song about a child murderer," Newman deadpans. "That's fairly optimistic. Maybe. There's one called 'Jolly Coppers on Parade' which isn't an absolutely anti-police song. Maybe it's even a fascist song. I didn't notice at the time. There's also one about me as a cowboy called 'Rider in the Rain.' I think it's ridiculous. The Eagles
The Eagles
are on there. That's what's good about it. There's also this song 'Short People.' It's purely a joke. I like other ones on the album better but the audiences go for that one."[20] The album proved Newman's most popular to date, reaching No. 9 on the US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart. Another somewhat controversial Randy Newman
Randy Newman
number, recorded by both Harpers Bizarre and The Nashville Teens, was "The Biggest Night of Her Life", a song about a schoolgirl who is "too excited to sleep" because she has promised to lose her virginity on her sixteenth birthday to a boy whom her parents like "because his hair is always neat". 1979's Born Again featured a song satirically mythologizing the Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra
(and their arranging style) entitled "The Story of a Rock and Roll Band". His 1983 album Trouble in Paradise included the hit single "I Love L.A.", a song that has been interpreted as both praising and criticizing the city of Los Angeles. This ambivalence is borne out by Newman's own comments on the song. As he explained in a 2001 interview, "There's some kind of ignorance L.A. has that I'm proud of. The open car and the redhead, the Beach Boys ... I can't think of anything a hell of a lot better than that." The ABC network and Frank Gari Productions transformed "I Love L.A." into a popular 1980s TV promotional campaign, retooling the lyrics and title to "You'll Love It!" (on ABC) The song is played at home games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers, and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings use the song along with their goal horn. In 1985 Newman performed a set at the first Farm Aid
Farm Aid
concert that included a duet with Billy Joel
Billy Joel
on facing grand pianos. Newman performed "Sail Away". In 2003 Newman's song "It's a Jungle Out There" was used for season 2 of the USA Network's show Monk; it won him the 2004 Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Best Main Title Music. In the years following Trouble in Paradise, Newman focused more on film work, but his personal life entered a difficult period. He separated from his wife of nearly 20 years, Roswitha, and was diagnosed with Epstein–Barr virus. He has released three albums of new material as a singer-songwriter since that time: Land of Dreams (1988), Bad Love (1999), and Harps and Angels, which was released on August 5, 2008. Land of Dreams included one of his best-known songs, "It's Money That Matters", and featured Newman's first stab at autobiography with "Dixie Flyer" and "Four Eyes", while Bad Love included "I Miss You", a moving tribute to his ex-wife [21] (In an interview with Glenn Tilbrook, half of the writing partnership of English pop band Squeeze, to promote the album, probably on BBC
BBC
Radio, Newman acknowledged that "I Miss You" was written for his ex-wife. When asked by Tilbrook how his current wife felt about this, Newman said that though he had always been obedient to his wives in most things there was one area in which he did as he chose; "I write what I write", he said.) He has also rerecorded a number of songs that span his career, accompanying himself on piano, with The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 (2003) and The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2 (2011). He continues to perform his songs before live audiences as a touring concert artist.

Newman performing at the 2014 Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award for Songwriting ceremony

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina
in 2005, Newman's "Louisiana 1927" became an anthem and was played heavily on a wide range of American radio and television stations, in both Newman's 1974 original and Aaron Neville's cover version of the song. The song addresses the deceitful manner in which New Orleans's municipal government managed a flood in 1927, during which, as Newman asserts, "The guys who ran the Mardi Gras, the bosses in New Orleans
New Orleans
decided the course of that flood. You know, they cut a hole in the levee and it flooded the cotton fields."[22] In a related performance, Newman contributed to the 2007 release of Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
Fats Domino
(Vanguard), contributing his version of Domino's "Blue Monday". Domino had been rescued from his New Orleans
New Orleans
home after Hurricane Katrina, initially having been feared dead. In October 2016, Newman released the song "Putin". The Washington Post wrote: "inspired by the Russian leader's penchant for bare-chested photo ops and a geopolitical approach that's somewhat short of soft and cuddly, Newman has crafted a song that tells Putin's story from multiple perspectives."[23] Newman explained that the song was from a new album that would be released in 2017, but he was putting out this song early because "I think that people will lose interest after this surfeit of political talk and attention after the election.... I've got the thing done. I just want to see what happens. I'm curious to see how the thing is received."[23] Newman released his much anticipated new album, Dark Matter in August 2017. It received positive reviews, many citing its musical ambition as well as its lyrical bite. Film composer[edit] Newman's earliest scoring work was for television, creating background music for a 1962 episode of TV's The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and later working briefly on the 1960s TV shows Lost in Space, Peyton Place, and Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea and more extensively on Judd For The Defense.[24][25] In 1966, an album of Newman's Peyton Place music appeared, credited to The Randy Newman
Randy Newman
Orchestra.[26] Newman claims to have been unaware of the album's existence at the time of release, and does not include it in the official "complete discography" on his website. Newman also co-wrote pop songs for films as early as 1964, co-penning "Look At Me" with Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
for The Lively Set (1964), and "Galaxy-a-Go-Go, or Leave It To Flint" with Jerry Goldsmith
Jerry Goldsmith
for Our Man Flint (1966). However, Newman's work as a composer of actual film scores began with Norman Lear's 1971 satire Cold Turkey. He returned to film work with 1981's Ragtime, for which he was nominated for two Academy Awards. Newman co-wrote the 1986 film ¡Three Amigos!
¡Three Amigos!
with Steve Martin
Steve Martin
and Lorne Michaels, wrote three songs for the film, and provided the voice for the singing bush. His orchestral film scores resemble the work of Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(with whom he worked on ¡Three Amigos!) and Maurice Jarre. Newman has scored eight Disney/ Pixar
Pixar
feature films; Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story
Toy Story
2, Monsters, Inc., Cars, Toy Story
Toy Story
3, Monsters University, and Cars 3. He has earned at least one Academy Award nomination for six of the seven films he has scored for Pixar, winning the award for Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc.
and Toy Story
Toy Story
3, both times in the category of Best Original Song. Additional scores by Newman include Avalon, Parenthood, James and the Giant Peach, Seabiscuit, Awakenings, The Paper, Meet the Parents, and its sequel, Meet the Fockers. His score for Pleasantville was an Academy Award
Academy Award
nominee. He also wrote the songs for Turner's Cats Don't Dance. Newman had the dubious distinction of receiving the most Oscar nominations (15) without a single win. His losing streak was broken when he received the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2001, for the Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc.
song "If I Didn't Have You", beating Sting, Enya and Paul McCartney. After receiving a standing ovation, a bemused but emotional Newman began his acceptance speech with "I don't want your pity!" When the orchestra began playing the underscore signifying that the speaker's time on stage is concluding, Newman ordered them to stop before thanking "all these musicians, many of whom have worked for me a number of times and may not again." Besides writing songs for films, he also writes songs for television series such as the Emmy Award-winning theme song of Monk, "It's a Jungle out There". Newman also composed the Emmy Award-winning song "When I'm Gone" for the final episode. Newman wrote the music for Walt Disney Animation Studios' The Princess and the Frog. During Disney's annual shareholder meeting in March 2007, Newman performed a new song written for the movie. He was accompanied by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The New Orleans
New Orleans
setting of the film played to Newman's musical strengths, and his songs contained elements of Cajun music, zydeco, blues and Dixieland
Dixieland
jazz.[27] Two of the songs, "Almost There" and "Down in New Orleans", were nominated for Oscars.[28] In total, Newman has received 20 Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations with two wins, both for Best Original Song. While accepting the award for "We Belong Together" in 2011, he joked "my percentages aren't great."[29] Musical theatre[edit] A revue of Newman's songs, titled Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong, was performed at the Astor Place Theatre
Astor Place Theatre
in New York City in 1982, and later at other theaters around the country. The New York cast featured Mark Linn-Baker
Mark Linn-Baker
and Deborah Rush,[30] and at one point included Treat Williams.[31] In the 1990s, Newman adapted Goethe's Faust
Faust
into a concept album and musical, Randy Newman's Faust. After a 1995 staging at the La Jolla Playhouse, he retained David Mamet
David Mamet
to help rework the book before its relaunch on the Chicago Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
mainstage in 1996. Newman's Faust
Faust
had a one-time performance at the City Center in New York City on July 1, 2014.[32] In 2000, South Coast Repertory
South Coast Repertory
(SCR) produced The Miseducation of Randy Newman, a musical theater piece that recreates the life of a songwriter who bears some resemblance to the actual Newman. Set in New Orleans and Los Angeles, it was modeled on the American autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams. In 2010, the Center Theatre Group
Center Theatre Group
staged Harps and Angels, a musical revue of the Randy Newman
Randy Newman
songbook, interspersed with narratives reflecting on Newman's inspirations. The revue premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and included among other songs "I Think It's Going to Rain Today", "Sail Away", "Marie", " Louisiana
Louisiana
1927", "Feels Like Home", "You've Got a Friend in Me" and "I Love L.A". The revue was directed by Jerry Zaks
Jerry Zaks
and featured Ryder Bach, Storm Large, Adriane Lenox, Michael McKean, Katey Sagal
Katey Sagal
and Matthew Saldivar.[33] Personal life[edit] Newman was married to German-born Roswitha Schmale from 1967 to 1985, and they had three sons.[34] He has been married to Gretchen Preece, with whom he has two children, since 1990. Gretchen's father is director Michael Preece.[35] Newman endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
for reelection in 2012, and wrote a satirical song about voting for white candidates.[36] Awards and honors[edit] Newman has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards, winning twice – Best Original Song in 2002 for "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc., and Best Original Song in 2011 for "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3. He has received three Emmys, seven Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy.[3] Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
in 2002. In 2007, he was inducted as a Disney Legend.[4] In 2010, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Newman was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in 2013.[5] In September 2014, Randy Newman
Randy Newman
received a Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award and performed at the annual film music gala Hollywood in Vienna
Hollywood in Vienna
for the first time together with his cousin David Newman. Academy Award[edit]

2011: Winner – Best Original Song – "We Belong Together" – Toy Story 3 2010: Nominee – Best Original Song – "Almost There" – The Princess and the Frog 2010: Nominee – Best Original Song – "Down in New Orleans" – The Princess and the Frog 2007: Nominee – Best Original Song – "Our Town" – Cars 2002: Winner – Best Original Song – "If I Didn't Have You" – Monsters, Inc. 2002: Nominee – Best Original Score – Monsters, Inc. 2001: Nominee – Best Original Song – "A Fool in Love" – Meet The Parents 2000: Nominee – Best Original Song – "When She Loved Me" – Toy Story 2 1999: Nominee – Best Original Dramatic Score – Pleasantville 1999: Nominee – Best Original Musical or Comedy Score – A Bug's Life 1999: Nominee – Best Original Song – "That'll Do" – Babe: Pig in the City 1997: Nominee – Best Musical or Comedy Score – James and the Giant Peach 1996: Nominee – Best Original Song – "You've Got a Friend in Me" – Toy Story 1996: Nominee – Best Original Musical or Comedy Score – Toy Story 1995: Nominee – Best Original Song – "Make Up Your Mind" – The Paper 1991: Nominee – Best Original Score – Avalon 1990: Nominee – Best Original Song – "I Love to See You Smile" – Parenthood 1985: Nominee – Best Original Score – The Natural 1982: Nominee – Best Original Score – Ragtime 1982: Nominee – Best Original Song – "One More Hour" – Ragtime

Golden Globe[edit]

2000: Nominee – Best Original Song – "When She Loved Me" – Toy Story 2 1999: Nominee – Best Original Score – A Bug's Life 1996: Nominee – Best Original Song – "You've Got a Friend in Me" – Toy Story 1991: Nominee – Best Original Score – Avalon 1990: Nominee – Best Original Song – "I Love to See You Smile" – Parenthood 1982: Nominee – Best Original Song – "One More Hour" – Ragtime

Grammy[edit]

2018: Winner - Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals - Putin (song) 2011: Winner – Best Score Soundtrack Album – Toy Story
Toy Story
3 2011: Nominee – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – "Down in New Orleans" – The Princess and the Frog 2007: Winner – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – "Our Town" – Cars 2004: Nominee – Best Score Soundtrack Album – Seabiscuit 2003: Winner – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – "If I Didn't Have You" – Monsters, Inc. 2003: Nominee – Best Score Soundtrack Album – Monsters, Inc. 2001: Winner – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – "When She Loved Me" – Toy Story
Toy Story
2 2001: Nominee – Best Score Soundtrack Album – Toy Story
Toy Story
2 2000: Winner – Best Instrumental Composition – A Bug's Life 2000: Nominee – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – "The Time of Your Life" – A Bug's Life 1992: Nominee – Best Instrumental Composition – Avalon 1992: Nominee – Best Instrumental Composition – Awakenings 1990: Nominee – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – Parenthood 1985: Winner – Best Instrumental Composition – The Natural (tied with John Williams' Olympic Fanfare) 1983: Nominee – Best Album of Original Score – Ragtime

Others[edit] Primetime Emmy Award

2010: Winner – Original Music and Lyrics ("When I'm Gone") – Monk 2004: Winner – Main Title Theme Music ("It's a Jungle Out There") – Monk 1991: Winner – Achievement in Music and Lyrics – Cop Rock

Annie Award

2007: Winner – Music in an Animated Feature Production – Cars 2003: Nominee – Music in an Animated Feature Production – Monsters, Inc. 2000: Winner – Music in an Animated Feature Production – Toy Story 2 1997: Winner – Music in an Animated Feature Production – Cats Don't Dance 1996: Winner – Music in an Animated Feature Production – Toy Story

BAFTA Award

1983: Nominee – Original Song – "One More Hour" – Ragtime

Chicago Film Critics Association Award

1999: Nominee – Original Score – A Bug's Life 1996: Winner – Original Score – Toy Story

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award

1981: Winner – Music – Ragtime

Online Film Critics Society Award

1999: Winner – Original Score – Pleasantville

Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award

2014: Winner

Discography[edit] Main article: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
discography Studio albums[edit]

Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(1968) 12 Songs (1970) Sail Away (1972) Good Old Boys (1974) Little Criminals (1977) Born Again (1979) Trouble in Paradise (1983) Land of Dreams (1988) Bad Love (1999) Harps and Angels
Harps and Angels
(2008) Dark Matter (2017)

Film scores[edit]

Cold Turkey (1971) Ragtime (1981) The Natural (1984) Parenthood (1989) Avalon (1990) Awakenings
Awakenings
(1990) The Paper (1994) Maverick (1994) Toy Story
Toy Story
(1995) James and the Giant Peach (1996) Michael (1996) A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life
(1998) Pleasantville (1998) Toy Story
Toy Story
2 (1999) Meet the Parents
Meet the Parents
(2000) Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc.
(2001) Seabiscuit (2003) Meet the Fockers (2004) Cars (2006) Leatherheads
Leatherheads
(2008) The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
(2009) Toy Story
Toy Story
3 (2010) Monsters University
Monsters University
(2013) Cars 3
Cars 3
(2017) The Meyerowitz Stories
The Meyerowitz Stories
(2017)

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Opens Nov. 21". Playbill. November 21, 2010. Archived from the original on January 4, 2011.  ^ Lubow, Arthur. "Randy Newman". People.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014.  ^ Peppard, Alan (October 13, 1997). "Archives The Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com". Nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014.  ^ Mesfin Fekadu (September 18, 2012). " Randy Newman
Randy Newman
writes new satirical, political song". News.yahoo.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

Guest DJ Randy Newman
Randy Newman
in NPR's All Songs Considered, 2008 Randy Newman: American Dreams, Kevin Courrier (2005) ISBN 1-55022-690-8 Winkler, Peter. "Randy Newman's Americana," in Middleton, Richard, ed. Reading Popular Music (2000, Oxford University Press) ISBN 978-0198166115. originally published in Popular Music [Great Britain], vii (1988), 1–26 Dunne, Sara. " Randy Newman
Randy Newman
and the Extraordinary Moral Position", Popular Music and Society, xvi (1992), 53–61, doi:10.1080/03007769208591487

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

" If I Didn't Have You
If I Didn't Have You
(Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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Randy Newman

Studio albums

Randy Newman 12 Songs Sail Away Good Old Boys Little Criminals Born Again Trouble in Paradise Land of Dreams Bad Love Harps and Angels Dark Matter

Live albums

Randy Newman
Randy Newman
Live

Compilations

Lonely at the Top: The Best of Randy Newman Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman The Randy Newman
Randy Newman
Songbook Vol. 1 The Randy Newman
Randy Newman
Songbook Vol. 2

Musicals

Randy Newman's Faust

Soundtracks

Toy Story James and the Giant Peach Avalon Meet the Parents Cars The Princess and the Frog

Songs

"Mama Told Me Not to Come" "Sail Away" "He Gives Us All His Love" "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear" "Political Science" "You Can Leave Your Hat On" " Louisiana
Louisiana
1927" "Rednecks" "Short People" "I Love L.A." "You've Got a Friend in Me" "When She Loved Me" "We Belong Together" "It's a Jungle Out There"

Related

Discography Nilsson Sings Newman Alfred Newman David Newman Emil Newman Joey Newman Lionel Newman Thomas Newman

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Class of 2013

Performers

Heart Albert King Randy Newman Public Enemy Rush Donna Summer

Non-performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

Lou Adler Quincy Jones

Authority control

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