Randy Newman

1943 - Today

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Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, pianist, composer and conductor known for his non-rhotic Southern-accented singing style, early Americana-influenced songs (often with mordant or satirical lyrics), and various film scores. His hits as a recording artist include "Short People" (1977), "I Love L.A." (1983), and "You've Got a Friend in Me" (1995) with Lyle Lovett, while other artists have enjoyed success with cover versions of his "Mama Told Me Not to Come" (1966), "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" (1968) and "You Can Leave Your Hat On" (1972). Born in Los Angeles to an extended family of Hollywood film composers, Newman began his songwriting career at the age of 17, penning hits for acts such as the Fleetwoods, Cilla Black, Gene Pitney, and the Alan Price Set. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Randy Newman has received more than 6,292,467 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Randy Newman is the 418th most popular singer (down from 381st in 2019), the 2,361st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,387th in 2019) and the 129th most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Randy Newmen by language

Over the past year Randy Newman has had the most page views in the with 867,163 views, followed by German (45,575), and Spanish (23,313). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Turkish (435.25%), Simple English (151.00%), and Kurdish (Sorani) (133.97%)


Among singers, Randy Newman ranks 418 out of 4,381Before him are Fritz Wunderlich, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Justin Timberlake, Loredana Bertè, Zeynab Khanlarova, and Tino Rossi. After him are Stromae, Andy Williams, Mos Def, Dana International, Perry Como, and Patrick Hernandez.

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Among people born in 1943, Randy Newman ranks 164Before him are Dragan Nikolić, Christine McVie, Louis E. Brus, Richard J. Roberts, Ma'ruf Amin, and Inna Churikova. After him are Blythe Danner, James Levine, Bill Duke, John Eliot Gardiner, Soad Hosny, and Raphael.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Randy Newman ranks 2,361 out of 20,380Before him are Michael DeBakey (1908), Irvin Kershner (1923), Anne Heche (1969), Hilary Swank (1974), Andrew Garfield (1983), and Eva Longoria (1975). After him are Michael H. Hart (1932), John de Lancie (1948), Stacey Abrams (1973), James Ellroy (1948), Christine Chubbuck (1944), and Sugar Ray Leonard (1956).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Randy Newman ranks 129Before him are Chris Brown (1989), Eazy-E (1964), Kanye West (1977), La Toya Jackson (1956), Dinah Washington (1924), and Justin Timberlake (1981). After him are Andy Williams (1927), Mos Def (1973), Perry Como (1912), Lana Del Rey (1985), Nile Rodgers (1952), and Eddie Money (1949).