Song of the Day #4,472: ‘Ride’ – ZZ Ward feat. Gary Clark Jr.

Continuing my countdown of every Pixar movie…

#16. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
(down four spots from previous ranking)

I don’t have anything bad to say about Monsters, Inc. yet it slipped to a rather low position relative to the rest of Pixar’s lineup.

I love the imagination that went into Monstropolis, and the whole idea of an economy that runs on the bureaucratic collection of children’s screams. And as I wrote in yesterday’s post, Billy Crystal and John Goodman turn in winning performances.

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Song of the Day #1,088: ‘If I Didn’t Have You’ – Billy Crystal & John Goodman

After my recent two weeks of Randy Newman posts, I had some requests for even more.

During those weeks, I focused on Newman’s sincere and sarcastic sides, but it occurred to me that I had a whole other facet of the man to explore: his wonderful work for the movies (especially Disney). Newman has been nominated for more than a dozen Oscars, winning twice.

This week I’ll feature five songs Newman wrote for animated Disney films. Most of these are sung by other people but all maintain his distinctive style.

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