Randy Newman discography

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Randy Newman discography
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Studio albums 10
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 5
Video albums 2
Singles 12
Soundtrack albums 23

American musician Randy Newman has released ten solo studio albums, two live albums, six compilation albums, two extended plays (EPs), 12 singles, one musical, and 23 soundtrack albums.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US UK
1968 Randy Newman
1970 12 Songs
  • Released: April 1970
  • Labels: Reprise Records
  • Formats: LP
1972 Sail Away
  • Released: May 1972
  • Labels: Reprise Records
  • Formats: LP
163
1974 Good Old Boys
  • Released: September 10, 1974
  • Labels: Reprise Records
  • Formats: LP
36
1977 Little Criminals
  • Released: September 23, 1977
  • Labels: Reprise Records
  • Formats: LP
9
1979 Born Again
  • Released: August 1979
  • Labels: Reprise Records
  • Formats: LP
41
1983 Trouble in Paradise
  • Released: January 17, 1983
  • Labels: Reprise Records
  • Formats: LP
64
1988 Land of Dreams
  • Released: September 1988
  • Labels: Reprise Records
  • Formats: LP, CD
80
1999 Bad Love 194 178
2008 Harps and Angels 30 46

Songbooks[edit]

New solo studio recordings of previously issued compositions.

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US UK
2003 The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1
2011 The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2
  • Released: May 10, 2011
  • Labels: Nonesuch Records
  • Formats: CD
149
[1]
2016 The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3
  • Released: September 30, 2016
  • Labels: Nonesuch Records
  • Formats: CD, download

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
1971 Randy Newman Live 191
2011 Live in London

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
1987 Lonely at the Top: The Best of Randy Newman
1998 Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman
2001 The Best of Randy Newman
  • Released: September 18, 2001
  • Labels: Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD
2008 On Vine Street: The Early Songs of Randy Newman
  • Released: April 1, 2008
  • Labels: Ace Records
  • Formats: CD
2016 The Randy Newman Songbook
  • Released: September 23, 2016 (LP); December 16, 2016 (CD)
  • Labels: Nonesuch Records
  • Formats: LP, CD

Musical[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
1995 Randy Newman's Faust

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
1966 Peyton Place (TV series)
  • Released: 1966
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: LP
1971 Cold Turkey
  • Released: December 4, 2007
  • Label: Percepto Records
  • Format: CD
1981 Ragtime
1984 The Natural
1989 Parenthood
1990 Avalon
  • Released: December 8, 1990
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • Format: CD
1990 Awakenings
  • Released: January 10, 1991
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • Format: CD
1994 The Paper
  • Released: March 22, 1994
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • Format: CD
1994 Maverick
  • Released: January 10, 1995
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • Format: CD
1995 Toy Story 94
1996 James and the Giant Peach
  • Released: March 26, 1996
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Format: CD
1996 Michael
  • Released: December 17, 1996
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Format: CD
1998 A Bug's Life
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Format: CD
1998 Pleasantville
1999 Toy Story 2
  • Released: November 9, 1999
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Format: CD
111
2000 Meet the Parents
2001 Monsters, Inc.
  • Released: October 23, 2001
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Format: CD
2003 Seabiscuit
2004 Meet the Fockers
  • Released: January 11, 2005
  • Label: Varèse Sarabande
  • Format: CD
2006 Cars
  • Released: June 6, 2006
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Format: CD
6
2008 Leatherheads
  • Released: March 25, 2008
  • Label: Varèse Sarabande
  • Format: CD
2009 The Princess and the Frog
  • Released: November 23, 2009
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Format: CD
2010 Toy Story 3
  • Released: June 15, 2010
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Format: CD
2013 Monsters University
  • Released: June 18, 2013
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Format: CD

Other album appearances[edit]

Newman composed original songs that were used in the following films, but did not compose the scores for these films:

Year Song(s) Album Notes Ref.
1986 "The Ballad of the Three Amigos", "My Little Buttercup", "Blue Shadows" ¡Three Amigos! soundtrack
1987 "Different People" Overboard soundtrack
1989 "Falling In Love" Her Alibi soundtrack
1997 "Danny's Arrival Song", "Little Boat On The Sea", "Animal Jam Session", "Big and Loud", "Tell Me Lies", "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Cats Don't Dance soundtrack
1998 "That'll Do" Babe: Pig in the City soundtrack Song performed by Peter Gabriel

Newman also performed a song he did not write ("Gone Dead Train"), and conducted Jack Nitzsche's original music, for the soundtrack of the 1970 film Performance. In the following year, Newman's song "Let Me Go" was used in the film The Pursuit of Happiness.

Newman's song "I Love L.A." was used in The Naked Gun, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, and over the end credits of Volcano. Newman's 1972 song "Burn On" was used as the opening song in Major League (1989) while his song "Political Science" was featured in Blast from the Past (1999). Newman also covered the Fats Domino song "I'm In Love Again" for the soundtrack of Shag (1989).

Singles[edit]

Year Title Label + Cat. No. Chart Positions
US CAN Top 100 Canada AC UK AU
1970 "Yellow Man" / "Old Kentucky Home" Reprise 14168 - - - - -
1972 "Sail Away" / "Political Science" REP 1102 - - - - -
1974 "Birmingham" / "Naked Man" REP 3649 - - - - -
1977 "Short People" / "Old Man on the Farm" WBS 8492 2 2 1 - 12
"Sigmund Freud's Impersonation of Albert Einstein in America" / "Baltimore" WB 17 159 - - - - -
"Rider in the Rain" / "Kathleen (Catholicism Made Easier)" WB 17.103 - - - - -
1982 "The Blues" (with Paul Simon) / "Same Girl" WB 92 9803-7 51 - - - 100
"I Love L.A." / "Miami" WB 925 680-2 110 - - - -
1988 "Dixie Flyer" / "Something Special" 925 680-2 99 - - - -
"It's Money That Matters" / "Falling in Love" 927 709-7 60 - - - -
2007 "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country"a[›] - - - - -
2010 "You've Got a Friend in Me" / "We Belong Together" - - - 119 -

Written by Newman[edit]

The following is a list of Randy Newman compositions that were chart hits for other artists.

Year Title Artist Label + Cat. No. Chart positions
US US
R&B
CA UK AU
1964 "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)"
co-written with Jeannie Seely, Judith Arbuckle and Pat Sheeran
Irma Thomas 52 - - - -
"I Don't Want To Hear Anymore" Jerry Butler 95 - - - -
1965 "I've Been Wrong Before" Cilla Black - - - 17 81
1966 "Nobody Needs Your Love" Gene Pitney - - - 2 -
"Just One Smile" Gene Pitney 64 - - 8 55
1967 "Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear" The Alan Price Set - - - 4 49
1969 "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore" Dusty Springfield 105 - 59 - -
1970 "Love Story" Peggy Lee 105 - - - -
"Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" Three Dog Night 1 - 2 3 10
"I Think It's Going To Rain Today" Tom Northcott - - 46 - -
1972 "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" Wilson Pickett 99 16 - - -
"Living Without You" Manfred Mann's Earth Band 69 - - - -
1980 "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" UB40 - - - 6 90
2000 "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" Tom Jones & Stereophonics - - - 4 -

Video albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update". UKChartsPlus. Zobbel.de. May 21, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 

Notes[edit]

^ a: The title track was #2 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. No byline (December 11, 2007). [1] Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-02-05