Randy Newman is one of the most distinctive singer-songwriters in music history. He is also a well renowned arranger and pianist, equally well-known for his distinctive singing voice and film scores.He has written hit songs for Cilla Black, Alan Price, Dusty Springfield, Gene Pitney, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon, Nina Simone, Three Dog Night and many others. As a solo artist he has released a number of albums and singles including the iconic 'Short People' which went to No.2 on the U.S. charts. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His soundtracks have included major movies such as Toy Story (1, 2, and 3), A Bug's Life, Cars, Meet The Parents and Seabiscuit. Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong: The Life of Randy Newman is a detailed overview of this significant artist. It includes biographical notes, key background facts and figures, and also essays.