Prolific film composer Randy Edelman was created June 10, 1947, in Patterson, NJ, and discovered to try out piano by ear and wrote his initial songs at age 14. He briefly researched medicine on the College or university of Cincinnati before stopping school to go after a profession in music, ultimately landing an organizing gig at Ruler Information. In 1970, Edelman relocated to NY to are a staff article writer at CBS Information, concurrently playing keyboards within the Broadway creation The Sweetheart. He released his self-titled debut pop record in 1972, implemented afterwards that season by his initial film score, Outdoors In. Around that same period, he resolved in LA and became the standard opening work for the Carpenters, who protected his “Piano Picker” on the A Song for you personally LP. While single information like 1973’s Laughter & Tears and 1975’s Perfect Cuts gained Edelman a committed cult pursuing in Britain, back he continued to be best-known being a songwriter, with performers as different as Patti LaBelle, Olivia Newton-John, and Bing Crosby documenting his materials; in 1976, Barry Manilow reached the very best Ten with Edelman’s “Weekend in New Britain.” Through the early ’80s, he started writing for tv, most notably rating the strike MacGyver, and a series of Television movies; his 1st major film function, around the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Danny DeVito humor Twins, adopted in 1988. Following a flurry of comedic tasks including Ghostbusters 2, Kindergarten Cop, and My Cousin Vinny, Edelman gained his 1st Academy Honor nomination for his focus on the 1992 historic action-drama THE FINAL from the Mohicans. He later on gained an Emmy Award for his efforts to NBC’s protection from the 1996 Summer time Olympics.
Full Name Randy Edelman
Profession Conductor, Film Score Composer
Education University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Music Songs Bad Romance, Home, We Are Family, Trouble, The Girls of Rock N' Roll, Funkytown, All I Want for Christmas, Uptown Uptempo Woman, You Spin Me Round, Run the Runway, My Mother, Uptown Funk, Stayin' Alive, Bad Day, You Really Got Me, Vacation, Party Rock Anthem, Shake Your Groove Thing, How We Roll, The Last of the Mohicans: Main Title, Purple People Eater, Getting Lucky, Say Hey, Concrete and Clay, Running All Night, The Chipmunk Song, I See You, Main Title, Witch Doctor, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Fife and Gun, You Gotta Be Cool
Albums The Last Of The Mohicans (Original Motion Picture Score), Dragonheart, Leap Year, Gettysburg, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Farewell Fairbanks, 27 Dresses, The Indian in the Cupboard, Daylight, Kindergarten Cop, While You Were Sleeping, Anaconda, Six Days Seven Nights, Shanghai Noon, Black Knight, Beethoven, The Whole Nine Yards, Angels in the Outfield, The Pacific Flow to Abbey Road, Surviving Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), The Quest, Balls of Fury, Underdog: Original Soundtrack, The Ten Commandments, The Distinguished Gentleman, For Richer or Poorer, Citizen X, Disney's Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill, Leave It to Beaver, If Love Is Real, The Hunley, Gone Fishin', MacGyver, xXx, Passion of Mind, Randy Edelman and His Piano: The Very Best of...
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Movies The Last of the Mohicans, Dragonheart, XXX, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, The Mask, Kindergarten Cop, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Leap Year, Ghostbusters II, 27 Dresses, My Cousin Vinny, While You Were Sleeping, Beethoven, Anaconda, Six Days, Seven Nights, The Boy Next Door, Shanghai Noon, Gettysburg, Son of the Mask, Angels in the Outfield, Twins, Gods and Generals, Shanghai Knights, Beethoven's 2nd, Surviving Christmas, Come See the Paradise, Balls of Fury, The Whole Nine Yards, The Big Green, Citizen X, Connie and Carla, For Richer or Poorer, Executive Action, Osmosis Jones, EDtv, The Chipmunk Adventure, The Distinguished Gentleman, Black Knight, Billy Madison, The Indian in the Cupboard, Drop Dead Fred, Quick Change, Passion of Mind, Down Periscope, Pontiac Moon, Greedy, Gone Fishin', Eyes of an Angel, Corky Romano, The Hunley, China: The Panda Adventure
Several of the themes from his score for Gettysburg (1993) (e.g. "Fife and Gun") are used frequently in various film trailers and television programing, particularly sports coverage. His theme from The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993) was used in coverage of the Olympics in 2002, and again by NBC during its coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.