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Randy Newman

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Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist known for his non-rhotic Southern-accented singing style, early Americana-influenced songs (often with mordant or satirical lyrics), and various film scores. His best-known songs as a recording artist are "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 more 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 5,412,812 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Randy Newman is the 383rd most popular singer (up from 426th in 2019), the 2,390th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,645th in 2019) and the 121st most popular American Singer.

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  • 42

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  • 2.86

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  • 4.88

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Among singers, Randy Newman ranks 383 out of 3,528Before him are Harry Nilsson, Karen Carpenter, Henri Salvador, Liz Mitchell, Black, and Laila Halme. After him are Patricia Kaas, Zdravko Čolić, André Claveau, Đorđe Balašević, Tracy Chapman, and Frankie Valli.

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Among people born in 1943, Randy Newman ranks 159Before him are James Levine, Richard S. Hamilton, Björn Waldegård, Clément Mouamba, Boris Gromov, and Joan Manuel Serrat. After him are Stanley Kamel, Bob Woodward, Roberto Boninsegna, Lin Shaye, J. T. Walsh, and Dick Taylor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Randy Newman ranks 2,390 out of 18,182Before him are Henry H. Arnold (1886), Fredric March (1897), Joe Perry (1950), Brion James (1945), Herman J. Mankiewicz (1897), and Frederik Pohl (1919). After him are Ric Flair (1949), Maria Bello (1967), Donna Karan (1948), Erin Brockovich (1960), Lionel Barrymore (1878), and Tom Fogerty (1941).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Randy Newman ranks 121Before him are Selena Gomez (1992), LP (1981), Selena (1971), Katy Perry (1984), Harry Nilsson (1941), and Karen Carpenter (1950). After him are Tracy Chapman (1964), Frankie Valli (1934), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Carl Perkins (1932), and Percy Sledge (1941).

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