Randy Newman for A to Z Day R

Randy Newman is, in my opinion, simply the best. I love a lot of songs and a lot of songwriters, but Randy Newman just might be my favorite.

Want a song that’ll break your heart? Listen to Marie.

Want a social satire so bitterly funny, you don’t know whether to laugh or to cry tears of blood? Listen to Political Science.

Want a song to help you recover from that one? How about something from Toy Story? ‘Cause Randy Newman wrote those songs. In fact, let’s listen to one together. Let’s listen to this one, a duet between Randy Newman and the phenomenal Lyle Lovett, who calls Newman his hero.

You’ve Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman

And now we’re happy again. 🙂

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What makes your main character happy when all seems bleak?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Randy Newman for A to Z Day R

  1. Jane

    April 21, 2014 at 10:44am


    M.A., you know who you are!!!!


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      Marian Allen

      April 21, 2014 at 12:31pm

      Glad you like it, too, Monti. 🙂 It’s one that makes me happy whenever I hear it.

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