Danny Elfman

1953 - Today

Photo of Danny Elfman

Icon of person Danny Elfman

Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, singer, and songwriter. He came to prominence as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo in the early 1980s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Danny Elfman has received more than 6,300,240 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Danny Elfman is the 496th most popular composer (down from 425th in 2019), the 2,316th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,857th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Composer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Danny Elfmen by language


Among composers, Danny Elfman ranks 496 out of 1,228Before him are Théodore Dubois, Ariel Ramírez, Ethel Smyth, Paul Bowles, Yo-Yo Ma, and Antonio de Cabezón. After him are Leo Brouwer, Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev, Grock, John Blow, Andreas Werckmeister, and Frederick Delius.

Most Popular Composers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1953, Danny Elfman ranks 83Before him are Dave Evans, László Bölöni, William Petersen, Kate Capshaw, Alpha Blondy, and Dominique de Villepin. After him are Kiti Mánver, Ciarán Hinds, Michael J. Sandel, Tim Allen, Najib Razak, and Manfred Kaltz.

Others Born in 1953

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Danny Elfman ranks 2,316 out of 15,968Before him are Charles Durning (1923), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Alex Haley (1921), Gloria Steinem (1934), Paul Bowles (1910), and Grace Slick (1939). After him are Ross Macdonald (1915), Peter Diamond (1940), Richard R. Schrock (1945), Chris Brown (1989), Pinetop Perkins (1913), and Robert Sternberg (1949).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Danny Elfman ranks 30Before him are James Newton Howard (1951), Terry Riley (1935), Morton Feldman (1926), Bill Conti (1942), Stephen Foster (1826), and Paul Bowles (1910). After him are Alex North (1910), John Adams (1947), George Antheil (1900), Michael Kamen (1948), Jerome Kern (1885), and Ernest Guiraud (1837).

Twitter Activity