Randy Newman

Aaron Dallas

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History of Randy Newman

-Was born in Los Angeles, California in 1943.

- At age 7, he took a interest in piano and was influenced by other musicians he heard in New Orleans when he was visiting.

-When he became 17 ten, he began writing songs professionally with his first hit "Golden Gridiron Boy" in 1962.

-He wrote for artists: Peggy Lee, Judy Collins, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joni Mitchell.

-He took to performing at colleges and nightclubs in the late 1960's and earned a great reputation for himself for his piano and vocal style. It combined causality with highly mannered effects for his sounds, and his lyrics dissected politics and society for the the times.

- He released "Randy Newman" in 19 with critical acclaim along with "12 Songs"

- The group Three Dog Night re-recorded one of his songs "Mama Told Me Not to Come" becoming a #1 hit for that group in 1970

-Sail Away, released in 19 featured You Can Leave Your Hat on That" which was covered by Tom Jones and Joe Crocker

- The release of "Little Criminals" (1972) was his first major hit along with "Little People" (1977). Both reached #2 in the pop Billboard charts

-Along with his rock music career he also composed film scores starting in the 1970's.

Rise to fame

-His first famous film score was for Cold Turkey in 1971 which received two Academy Award nominations

-He became famous for his song "One More Hour" for the film Ragtime in 1981

-His work on The Natural earned him a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition.

-He gained even more Academy Award nominations for his works on many productions like Parenthood (1989), Avalon (1990), The Paper (1994), James and The Giant Peach (1996)

-He won an Oscar for his song "If I Didn't Have You" in 2001 from the animated movie Monsters, Inc.

-To this very day he continues to compose for films

-He won a second Oscar for "Belong Together" from Toy Story 3

-He has earned on the small screen by winning 3 Emmy awards from the detective series Monk


"we belong together" (2010 in toy story 3)

"if i didn't have you" (2001 in monsters inc.)

"the time of your life" (1998 in a bug's life")

toy story 3's "we belong together" SHMRG

S- brass, piano, percussion, cowbell, main vocals, tambourine

H- tambourine, brass, piano, cowbell

M- main vocals

R- moderate in 4

G- moderate


intro, verse 1, interlude, verse 2, chorus, bridge, verse 3, outro