Paul Williams

1940 - Today

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Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. (born September 19, 1940) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is known for writing and co-writing popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s, including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Out in the Country", Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World", Biff Rose's "Fill Your Heart", and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Williams has received more than 144,965 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Williams is the 1,270th most popular composer (down from 1,151st in 2019), the 8,513th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,889th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular American Composer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 140k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Paul Williams by language

Over the past year Paul Williams has had the most page views in the with 23,681 views, followed by Japanese (12,864), and German (11,929). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (104.12%), Arabic (88.27%), and Polish (59.70%)


Among composers, Paul Williams ranks 1,270 out of 1,451Before him are Junichi Masuda, Virgil Thomson, John Ireland, Fartein Valen, Thomas Weelkes, and Paul Le Flem. After him are Lukas Foss, Victor Herbert, Geirr Tveitt, Yasuharu Takanashi, Toshio Hosokawa, and Lepo Sumera.

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Among people born in 1940, Paul Williams ranks 466Before him are S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Dani Shmulevich-Rom, Walter Alvarez, Luis Ubiña, Jozef Štibrányi, and Dave DeBusschere. After him are Richard D. Ryder, Bohdan Paczyński, Jürgen Sundermann, Barbara Boxer, Chuck Mangione, and Thue Christiansen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Williams ranks 8,513 out of 20,380Before him are Criss Angel (1967), Shayla LaVeaux (1969), Bobby Hebb (1938), Lisa Fischer (1958), Rick Berman (1945), and Bill Haywood (1869). After him are Les Clark (1907), Frank Tashlin (1913), Lloyd Bentsen (1921), Regina Hall (1970), Butch Vig (1955), and Kellan Lutz (1985).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Paul Williams ranks 92Before him are David Diamond (1915), Ferde Grofé (1892), Paul Creston (1906), Rhys Chatham (1952), David Raksin (1912), and Virgil Thomson (1896). After him are Vincent Youmans (1898), Morten Lauridsen (1943), Florence Price (1887), John Kander (1927), Spike Jones (1911), and Howard Hanson (1896).